DellaPergola, Sergio; Cohen, Leah. World Jewish
population: trends and policies. Selected proceedings of a conference
on world Jewish population, Jerusalem, October, 1987. Jewish
Population Studies, No. 23, ISBN 965-222-257-7. 1992. 334 pp. Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Division of
Jewish Demography and Statistics: Jerusalem, Israel; Ministry of Labour
and Social Affairs, Demographic Center: Jerusalem, Israel. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of a conference on world Jewish population trends held in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1987. Following Part I, which contains the opening and closing addresses, are sections that include papers covering Jewish population trends in selected countries and Jewish population prospects and policies in the Diaspora. A final section has background papers and recommendations concerning population policies in Israel and elsewhere in the world.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Division of Jewish Demography and Statistics, Gaster Building, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Demographic Association (Tallinn, Estonia); Sweden. Statistics Sweden
(Stockholm, Sweden); Viljandi County Government (Viljandi, Estonia);
Viljandi Statistics Bureau (Viljandi, Estonia); Estonian
Interuniversity Population Research Centre (Tallinn, Estonia).
Estonian-Swedish Seminar on Demography: Viljandi, September 13-15,
1991. .  pp. Estonian Demographic Association: Tallinn,
Estonia. In Eng.
This is a selection of papers presented at a seminar held in Viljandi, Estonia, in September 1991. The four papers concern the demography of Estonia; specifically, postwar migration trends, the population of Estonia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, work and family life cycle of women, and Estonian fertility in the European context.
Correspondence: Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre, P.O. Box 3012, 200090 Tallinn, Estonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Ludmila; Rychtarikova, Jitka; Roubicek, Vladimir; Stloukal, Libor;
Veres, Pavel; Koschin, Felix; Novakova, Bozena; Pavlik,
Zdenek. Twenty-second conference of the Czechoslovak
Demographic Society: "The Demographic Position of Czechoslovakia
within Europe and the World" [XXII. demograficka konference CSDS
"Demograficke Postaveni Ceskoslovenska v Ramci Evropy a Sveta"]
Demografie, Vol. 34, No. 1, 1992. 11-39 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In
Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
This is a collection of short papers presented at a conference held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1991. The focus of the conference was on the demographic changes that have occurred in Czechoslovakia since World War II and their relationship to such changes in the rest of Europe and elsewhere in the world. Essay topics include fertility trends; contraceptive prevalence, including abortion rates; living standards and health care; and changes in the age structure. Some data for selected countries are included for comparison.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED] (Paris,
France). Demography, the family, and society in France and
the Soviet Union. [Demographie, famille et societe en France et en
Union Sovietique.] Congres et Colloques, No. 10, ISBN 2-7332-4010-2.
1992. ix, 182, 23 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]:
Paris, France; Presses Universitaires de France: Paris, France. In Fre.
These are the proceedings of a meeting held in Bordeaux, France, in October 1988, which was concerned with the demography of France and the USSR. The 13 papers are grouped under four topics. The first part examines demographic factors in general, including mortality trends and marriage, divorce, and the family. The second part considers the relationship between female economic activity and fertility. The third part deals with the integration of the family into society and includes papers on children and the elderly. The fourth part looks at some aspects of the fundamental changes that were beginning to occur in the USSR at the time of the conference.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
for Resource Development/Macro International. Demographic and Health
Surveys [DHS] (Columbia, Maryland). Demographic and Health
Surveys World Conference, August 5-7, 1991, Washington, D.C.:
proceedings. 1991. vii, 2,185 pp. Columbia, Maryland. In Eng; Fre;
"This three-volume [collection] contains the papers presented at the DHS World Conference. The papers represent analysis beyond the final survey report produced for each country. Many are comparative in nature and utilize data from all of the DHS surveys conducted to date as well as previous surveys, especially the World Fertility Survey. Some of the papers address methodological and technical issues, such as sampling, data processing, and data collection. A number of papers examine the policy implications of the DHS findings for specific countries....Most of the papers were revised by the authors following the conference but, in order to make the findings available in a timely manner, no further editing has been done." The papers are mostly in English, but 7 of the 108 papers are in Spanish and 2 are in French.
Correspondence: Institute for Resource Development/Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 8850 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 4000, Columbia, MD 21045. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).