Volume 58 - Number 3 - Fall 1992

B. Regional Population Studies

Regional studies are defined as international, national, and subnational, but not global.

B.1. Regional Demography--Long Studies

Major, book-length, regional analyses and studies centering on the structure of population and on the components and rates of growth in the modern period.

58:30022 Australia. National Population Council. Population Issues Committee (Belconnen, Australia). Population issues and Australia's future: environment, economy and society. Final report. ISBN 0-644-24161-6. 1992. xx, 135 pp. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
This is the report of a government-sponsored inquiry into the major issues that could arise from an increase in Australia's population. As a contribution toward the development of a population strategy it examines population prospects and the economic, ecological, social, and international impact of Australia's population trends, and makes recommendations on the elements of a national population policy.
Correspondence: International Specialized Book Services, Customer Service, 5602 N.E. Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30023 Borowski, Allan; Shu, Jing. Australia's population trends and prospects, 1991. Pub. Order No. 91-2145-0. ISBN 0-644-24178-0. 1992. xiv, 127 pp. Bureau of Immigration Research: South Carlton, Australia. In Eng.
This is the eighth annual report on Australia's population trends. "The authors have gathered data from a wide range of sources, and these are analysed and interpreted. Six major areas are examined: population size and growth; natural increase, including fertility and mortality; net migration, including immigration and emigration; age structure; population distribution; [and] short-term and long-term projections....[The report] also examines the contributions of the elderly to society. A separate chapter is devoted to Australia's population distribution pattern and the factors which shape it."
For the 1990 report, see 57:20018.
Correspondence: Bureau of Immigration Research, P.O. Box 659, South Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30024 Chesnais, J. C. Demographic trends in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. [L'evolution demographique au Grand-Duche de Luxembourg.] Apr 1991. 117 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Demographic trends in Luxembourg are analyzed. The author first reviews population trends since 1841 and compares them with other European countries. Aspects of the demographic transition are then discussed, with particular attention given to patterns concerning marriage and the family. It is noted that fertility has been one-third lower than replacement level for over 15 years. The effects of immigration are then considered. Finally, the political and economic implications of the current situation are reviewed.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

58:30025 Coleman, David; Salt, John. The British population: patterns, trends, and processes. ISBN 0-19-874097-2. LC 90-46808. 1992. xxvi, 680 pp. Oxford University Press: New York, New York/Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This book is a general account of the contemporary population of Britain. It describes the demographic characteristics of the British people...[and] offers explanations for some of the patterns and trends. It suggests where the trends may be going and why they may be important." Sections are included on historical and current population trends, population distribution, fertility, marriage patterns, households and families, mortality trends and differentials, labor force, internal and international migration, ethnic minority populations, and the political economy of demographic change.
Correspondence: Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30026 Couet, Christine; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1990: population change. [La situation demographique en 1990: mouvement de la population.] INSEE Resultats: Demographie-Societe, No. 16-17, ISBN 2-11-066002-3. Jun 1992. 285 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This annual report presents a selection of demographic statistics for France, the most recent of which are for 1990. There are sections on population, marriages, divorces, recognition of illegitimate children, births, induced abortions, deaths, monthly data, and migration. Selected data are provided by department and region. Appendixes describe the French vital statistics system and the methodology used to calculate the major indicators.
For the 1989 report, see 57:30022.
Correspondence: Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, 18 boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30027 Decroly, Jean-Michel; Vanlaer, Jean. An atlas of the population of Europe. [Atlas de la population europeenne.] ISBN 2-8004-1032-9. 1991. 172 pp. Editions de l'Universite de Bruxelles: Brussels, Belgium. In Fre.
This atlas contains a series of maps on the population of Europe, presenting information on spatial distribution; the components of population change, including fertility, illegitimacy, mortality, and infant mortality; population dynamics, including natural increase and migration; age and sex distribution; marital status; and households. The maps are based on data for 1988 and on retrospective data for 1960 and 1980.
Correspondence: Editions de l'Universite de Bruxelles, Avenue Paul Heger 26, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

58:30028 European Communities. Statistical Office [EUROSTAT] (Luxembourg). A social portrait of Europe. Pub. Order No. CA-57-89-241-EN-C. ISBN 92-826-1747-5. 1991. 142 pp. Luxembourg. In Eng.
A selection of current social and economic data for the countries of the European Community is presented in figures, maps, tables, and charts. A section of population data (pp. 5-20) includes statistics on population dynamics, movements, structure, density, fertility, life expectancy, mortality, infant mortality, and the foreign population. Other sections concern households, education, employment and unemployment, standard of living, social benefits, health, environment, and housing.
Correspondence: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, L-2985, Luxembourg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30029 Grant, Lindsey. Elephants in the Volkswagen: facing the tough questions about our overcrowded country. ISBN 0-7167-2267-4. LC 91-37321. 1992. xii, 272 pp. W. H. Freeman: New York, New York. In Eng.
This is a collection of papers by various authors concerning current trends in population growth in the United States and their predicted effects on the environment and on quality of life. "Experts in various fields [were asked] to consider the impact different population levels would have on their fields of interest. In the chapters that make up the 'Perspectives' section...the authors examine the labor force, the issues raised by an aging population, and national security....In the section 'Rebuttals,' I challenge the fundamental assumptions of those who believe that continuing growth is desirable or even possible....In the four chapters included in the section 'Getting There,' experts describe the scale of the problem and suggest ways that our society can consciously shape demographic change. In chapters on Europe and Central America...we contrast an example of a region that has come to grips with its population growth with one that has not."
Correspondence: W. H. Freeman, 41 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30030 Grupo de Poblacion de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles [AGE] (Madrid, Spain). Population growth analysis for Spain: 1970-1986. [Analisis del desarrollo de la poblacion espanola en el periodo 1970-1986.] Trabajos Practicos de Geografia, No. 3, ISBN 84-7738-038-4. LC 89-169474. [1989]. 460 pp. Editorial Sintesis: Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
This is a collection of 52 papers by various authors concerning Spain's population dynamics during the period 1970-1986. The papers are divided into five categories: spatial redistribution during the period; internal migration and emigration to Europe and Latin America; population dynamics; structural changes, including those due to employment, unemployment, demographic aging, and trends in family formation; and case studies of the regions of Castile and Leon as examples of demographic trends occurring in Spain as a whole.
Correspondence: Editorial Sintesis, Conde Duque 46, 28015 Madrid, Spain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30031 Jupp, James. The Australian people. An encyclopedia of the nation, its people and their origins. ISBN 0-207-15427-9. 1988. xvi, 1,040 pp. Angus and Robertson: North Ryde, Australia. In Eng.
"This encyclopedia provides information on the Australian people, past and present, and describes their diverse origins." It contains four main sections, which are devoted to the peopling of Australia, the Australian Aborigines, settlers by country of origin or ethnic group, and issues concerning immigrants and immigration.
Correspondence: Angus and Robertson Publishers, Unit 4, Eden Park, 31 Waterloo Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia. Location: Columbia University Library, New York, NY.

58:30032 Lam, Thanh Liem. The population of Viet Nam: problems and prospects. [La population du Vietnam: problemes et perspectives.] Les Cahiers du Duong Moi, 1991. Paris, France. In Fre.
Recent population trends in Viet Nam are analyzed using data from the 1979 and 1989 censuses. The focus is on the causes of the rapid growth of population that occurred during this period.
Location: East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, HI.

58:30033 Rwanda. Office National de la Population (Kigali, Rwanda). The population problem in Rwanda and a framework for its solution. [Le probleme demographique au Rwanda et le cadre de sa solution.] 1990. 343; 61; 85; 163 pp. Kigali, Rwanda. In Fre.
This four-volume study presents the results of research undertaken at Rwanda's National Population Office concerning population problems in Rwanda and actions that could be taken to resolve them. The first volume examines the relationship between population and development. The second volume presents a model of the relationship between population and the food supply. The third volume contains results of a cost-benefit study on the family planning program in Rwanda. The fourth volume describes the country's population policy. A separate summary of the four main volumes is also available.
Correspondence: Office National de la Population, Boite Postal 914, Kigali, Rwanda. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

B.2. Regional Demography--Short Studies

Regional studies that are fewer than 100 pages in length and that focus on the structure of population and on the components and rates of growth in the modern period.

58:30034 Afanasyan, Serge. Demographic evolution in Transcaucasia 1959-1989. Armenian Review, Vol. 44, No. 1; 173, Spring 1991. 135-41 pp. Watertown, Massachusetts. In Eng.
Changes in the demographic characteristics of the populations of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia are analyzed in light of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the migratory flows resulting from the two. Comparisons are made of population density, urban population growth, and total population by ethnic group among the three countries for the years 1959, 1970, 1979, and 1989. The need for strong government policies aimed at improving the quality of life of residents of the area is stressed.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

58:30035 Bakker, M. L. Populations of the South Pacific: an overview of demographic levels, patterns and trends. Demographic Report, No. 1, 1990. [76] pp. University of the South Pacific, Population Studies Programme: Suva, Fiji. In Eng.
"This paper presents a picture of the basic demographic characteristics of the populations of the developing countries in the South Pacific Region based on data which was available in mid-1990. It also attempts to give some idea how the current demographic situation developed in the recent past. Finally, it will venture to say something about demographic developments in these countries in the near future." In the study of demographic trends, the author examines migration as well as fertility and mortality.
Correspondence: University of the South Pacific, Population Studies Programme, POB 1168 Suva, Fiji. Location: East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, HI.

58:30036 Dutt, Ashok K.; Sen, Anindita. Provisional census of India 1991. Geographical Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, Apr 1992. 207-11 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This article summarizes some of the first results from the 1991 census of India, "with emphases on the relationships between trends in regional population growth and female literacy and on characteristics of urbanization."
Correspondence: A. K. Dutt, University of Akron, Department of Geography, Akron, OH 44325. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30037 Greenhalgh, Susan; Hull, Terence H.; Jain, Anrudh K.; Lloyd, Cynthia B.; Nag, Moni; Phillips, James F.; Shorter, Frederic C.; Townsend, John W. Population trends and issues in the developing countries: regional reports. Population Council Research Division Working Paper, No. 35, 1992. v, 50 pp. Population Council, Research Division: New York, New York. In Eng.
This volume contains brief reports on population and policy trends in five developing regions: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, east and southeast Asia, south Asia, and western Asia and North Africa. "Each report covers...past and projected future demographic trends, current policies and programs, and issues facing population policymakers in the region. The demographic and policy sections focus on fertility and family planning; a broader set of population problems is treated in the section on regional issues."
Correspondence: Population Council, Research Division, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30038 Hablicsek, Laszlo. The demographic transition in Finland and Hungary. [Demografiai atmenet Finnorszagban es Magyarorszagon.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 70, No. 6, Jun 1992. 471-89 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The study compares demographic transition in Finland and Hungary in the 1881-1986 period. The analysis focuses on the classical two-factor model of demographic transition, i.e. the effect of fertility and mortality on the number and age composition of inhabitants....The author [also] presents six population projections, prepared with the [cohort] method, covering the period of 1991-2041. By means of these he compares the likely changes in the number and age composition of inhabitants in Finland and Hungary."
Correspondence: L. Hablicsek, Kozponti Statisztikai Hivatal, P.O.B. 51, Keleti Karoly Utca 5-7, H-1525 Budapest II, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30039 Klinger, Andras. Demographic and population characteristics in Hungary during the 1980s. [Nepesedesi folyamatok magyarorszagon az 1980-as evekben.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 70, No. 4-5, Apr-May 1992. 325-48 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Changes in demographic characteristics in Hungary during the 1980s are analyzed. Consideration is given to the observed population decrease and to birth rates, mortality rates, and marriage and divorce patterns.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30040 Klinger, Andras. Demographic trends in the Hexagonal countries. [A hexagonale orszagok demografiai helyzete.] Demografia, Vol. 35, No. 1, 1992. 9-43 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
Demographic trends in Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Yugoslavia are analyzed and compared for the period since the end of World War II. Consideration is given to population density, marital and educational status, households, and economic activity.
Correspondence: A. Klinger, Kozponti Statisztikai Hivatal, Keleti Karoly U. 5-7, 1525 Budapest, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30041 Makar, V. E. An attempt to determine the stages of territorial population dynamics in the Union republics of the USSR. [Opyt vydeleniya etapov territorial'noi dinamiki naseleniya v soyuznykh respublikakh SSSR.] Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta, Seriya 5: Geografiya, No. 2, 1991. 54-9 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Population dynamics in "the republics of the USSR are analyzed and compared. The analysis is based on a study of demographic processes in the USSR, the stages of urbanization, and the evolution of migration. It is shown that there is a pattern of coincidence between the stages of the individual processes: including high birth and death rates, low population mobility, and predominance of rural population."
Location: State University of New York Library, Albany, NY.

58:30042 United Nations. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE] (Santiago, Chile). Report on the population situation in Chile. [Informe sobre la situacion de la poblacion en Chile.] CELADE Serie A, No. 218, Pub. Order No. LC/DEM/G.107. May 1991. 48 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
The present report begins with a general overview of the characteristics of Chile's population, followed by a discussion of the country's ongoing demographic transition. Consideration is given to levels and trends in fertility, mortality and health, international migration, age structure, family size and composition, spatial distribution, and quality of life. A second section covers advances in maternal health, educational status, labor opportunities, and opportunities for retirees.
Correspondence: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, Casilla 91, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:30043 Vallenas Ochoa, Guillermo. Peru: regional demographic characteristics--1990. [Peru: caracteristicas demograficas de las regiones--1990.] 1989. 31 pp. Consejo Nacional de Poblacion [CNP]: Lima, Peru. In Spa.
This report presents data for planning purposes on population trends in the regions of Peru. The data concern fertility, mortality, infant mortality, internal migration, and age distribution.
If requesting this document from CELADE, ask for DOCPAL No. 15177.00.
Correspondence: Consejo Nacional de Poblacion, Lima, Peru. Location: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Santiago, Chile.

58:30044 Walsh, Brendan M. Ireland's changing demographic structure. Business and Economic Research Series, ISBN 0-7171-1674-3. 1989. 39 pp. Gill and Macmillan: Dublin, Ireland. In Eng.
This work is concerned with population trends in Ireland since World War II. "The aim of the present study is to explore some of the economic and social implications of recent fluctuations in our rate of population change and the underlying movements in birth and migration rates, paying particular attention to the interaction between Irish and international developments."
Correspondence: Gill and Macmillan, Goldenbridge, Dublin 8, Ireland. Location: State University of New York Library, Buffalo, NY.


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