Volume 58 - Number 4 - Winter 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.

58:40017 Banister, Judith. Vietnam: population dynamics and prospects. CIR Staff Paper, No. 65, Jul 1992. xii, 108 pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census, Center for International Research: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
A demographic overview of the population of Viet Nam is presented using data from a 1988 fertility survey and the 1989 census. Data are included on politics and the economy since 1975, age and sex distribution, mortality levels, marriage patterns, family planning and fertility, migration, ethnic groups, education and literacy, labor force participation, and current and projected population totals.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Center for International Research, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40018 Drouard, Alain. An unknown in the social sciences: the Alexis Carrel Foundation, 1941-1945. [Une inconnue des sciences sociales: la Fondation Alexis Carrel, 1941-1945.] ISBN 2-7351-0484-2. 1992. xxi, 552 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France; Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author describes the work of the French Foundation for the Study of Human Problems, or the Carrel Foundation, which was established in occupied France from 1942 to 1944. The mandate of the foundation was to study "the best measures to safeguard, improve and develop the French population" and to "synthesize research undertaken by its own members or by others and to develop the science of man." The author "analyzes the historical process which, combining the contributions of medicine, demography and physical anthropology, led after World War II to the creation of one of the major research centers for social sciences in France: the National Institute for Demographic Studies [INED]."
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40019 Gantelet, Pascal; Maesse, Philippe. Aspects of the population of Wallis and Futuna: principal results from the 1990 census. [Images de la population de Wallis et Futuna: principaux resultats du recensement 1990.] Demographie-Societe, No. 18, ISBN 2-11-066008-2. Jun 1992. 160 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is an analysis of results from the 1990 census of the Wallis and Futuna Islands. Separate sections are included on population, households, economic activity, and housing. The main part of the publication consists of statistical tables. The population section includes data on age and sex distribution, ethnic groups, place of birth, marital status, migration, educational status, nationality, and residence.
Correspondence: Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, 18 Boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40020 Goldscheider, Calvin. Population and social change in Israel. Brown University Studies in Population and Development, ISBN 0-8133-8537-7. LC 92-18. 1992. xvi, 192 pp. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado/Oxford, England. In Eng.
This is a collection of eight studies by various authors on aspects of Israel's demography. The primary focus is on the linkages between demographic changes and inequalities in Israeli society. Topics covered include migration, urbanization, and spatial distribution; the immigration of Soviet Jews; ethnic differential mortality; intermarriage and fertility; Jewish fertility; and social services in a post-industrial society. "Together, the analyses demonstrate the powerful connections between demographic transformations and social, economic, political, and cultural changes and the relationship between these transformations and inequalities."
Correspondence: Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301-2877. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40021 Pick, James B.; Butler, Edgar W.; Lanzer, Elizabeth L. Atlas of Mexico. ISBN 0-8133-7695-5. LC 88-675255. 1989. xxi, 367 pp. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado/London, England. In Eng.
This atlas is the result of a project to develop a database of the population of Mexico, using data from many sources, including the 1980 census and more recent official data as well as the World Fertility Survey. The first chapter presents information on population and urbanization, including age distribution, sex ratio, and population density. The second chapter covers marriage, fertility, and family planning. Other chapters deal with migration; mortality and health; social characteristics, including literacy, educational status, indigenous language, religion, and housing; the economy; the labor force, occupations, employment, and income; and transportation and communication.
Correspondence: Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40022 Poston, Dudley L.; Yaukey, David. The population of modern China. Plenum Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, ISBN 0-306-44235-3. LC 92-15525. 1992. xii, 757 pp. Plenum Press: New York, New York. In Eng.
This is a compilation of some of the most important and recent English-language articles and chapters about the population of mainland China. Of the 29 chapters by various authors, some are abridged versions of existing studies, some are reproduced as originally published, and others are original studies previously unpublished. Sections are included on population studies in China; population size, growth, and distribution; international migration; mortality; fertility, abortion, and contraceptive trends; fertility differentials; fertility policy; age and sex structure; marriage and family; ethnic composition; and internal migration and urbanization.
Correspondence: Plenum Press, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40023 Rocha, Gilberta P. N. Population trends in the Azores in the twentieth century: unity, permanence, diversity. [Dinamica populacional dos Acores no seculo XX: unidade, permanencia, diversidade.] ISBN 972-9340-55-2. 1991. 380 pp. Universidade dos Acores: Ponta Delgada, Portugal. In Por.
Population trends in the twentieth century in the Azores, a group of nine Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, are analyzed. The demographic features of the individual islands are examined separately with regard to rate of growth, population characteristics, mortality, fertility and nuptiality, and migration. A final chapter looks at possible future population trends.
Correspondence: Universidade dos Acores, Rua da Mae de Deus, 9502 Ponta Delgada (Acores) Codex, Portugal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40024 Wang, Jiye; Hull, Terence H. Population and development planning in China. FEH/ASAA East Asia Series, ISBN 0-04-442323-3. 1991. xx, 311 pp. Allen and Unwin: Sydney, Australia. In Eng.
This is a collection of 13 studies on aspects of population planning in China. The authors are mainly Chinese officials and scholars of the State Planning Commission (SPC), together with Australian scholars collaborating with the SPC in a project on population and development in China. Topics covered include population policy and planning, projections of population and the labor force, employment, consumption, fertility and family planning, population quality, spatial distribution and internal migration, urbanization, resources and the environment, and demographic aging and social security.
Correspondence: Allen and Unwin Australia, 8 Napier Street, North Sydney, NSW 2059, Australia. 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.

58:40025 Breznik, Dusan. Population dynamics in Serbia and Slovenia. [Reprodukcija stanovnistva Srbije i Slovenije.] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 28-29, No. 3-4/1-2, Jul-Dec/Jan-Jun 1990-1991. 11-44 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Fre.
Population dynamics are analyzed and compared for Serbia and Slovenia, two of the constituent republics of former Yugoslavia. Consideration is given to differences in the timing of demographic transition, levels of fertility and mortality, migration patterns, and variables affecting desired family size.
Correspondence: D. Breznik, Univerziteta u Beogradu, Centar za Demografska Istrazivanja, Instituta Drustvenih Nauka, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40026 Brui, B.; Mikhailov, E. Some unique characteristics of the demographic situation in Russia. [Nekotorye osobennosti demograficheskoi obstanovki v RSFSR.] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 7, 1991. 17-24 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
The authors briefly describe the demographic situation in the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, using data from the 1989 census and current demographic research. Changes in the birth rate and population growth are examined, and migration flows in the various regions of the republic are compared. Factors affecting low birth rates are analyzed, and trends in marriage, divorce, mortality, and life expectancy are explored.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40027 Compton, Paul A. Demography--the 1980s in perspective. Studies, Vol. 80, No. 318, Summer 1991. 157-68 pp. Dublin, Ireland. In Eng.
The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of the demographic situation in Northern Ireland in the 1980s, "highlighting the main points of difference with other UK regions, the Irish Republic and other EC countries. The paper concentrates on three aspects--population change during the 1980s, trends in the birth rate including the question of Catholic fertility, and emigration. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of some of the economic and political implications arising from current demographic processes."
Correspondence: P. A. Compton, Queen's University, School of Geosciences, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

58:40028 Djosic, Dusan. Factors relevant to the demographic transition: the example of Vojvodina. [Sema relevantnih faktora demografskog preobrazaja stanovnistva na primeru Vojvodine.] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 28-29, No. 3-4/1-2, Jul-Dec/Jan-Jun 1990-1991. 101-12 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng.
The population of Vojvodina, Yugoslavia, is studied to determine where this autonomous region stands on the road to complete demographic transition.
Correspondence: D. Djosic, Univerziteta u Novom Sadu, Filozofski Fakultet, Veljka Vlahovica 3, Post. fah 7, 21000 Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40029 El-Badry, M. A. Emerging population issues in Africa. International Statistical Review/Revue Internationale de Statistique, Vol. 60, No. 2, Aug 1992. 119-27 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"The rate of population growth in Africa has increased significantly because of large decreases in mortality without significant decline in fertility rates. The factors leading to high fertility rates are explored as are the social issues that result because of the high proportion of children. Further, although mortality rates in Africa have been improving, they continue to lag behind the rest of the world. Some of the reasons behind these and other aspects of the demographic situation are explored."
Correspondence: M. A. El-Badry, U.N. Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

58:40030 El-Khorazaty, M. Nabil. A century of demographic and socio-economic dynamics in Egypt. Population Bulletin of ESCWA, No. 34, Jun 1989. 3-35 pp. Amman, Jordan. In Eng.
"The purpose of the present paper is to help elucidate the mechanisms and reasons behind demographic changes in Egypt during the century from 1882 to 1981 using the Box-Jenkins time series technique...." Projections of demographic and socioeconomic trends up to the year 2000 are also made.
Correspondence: M. N. El-Khorazaty, Central Statistics Organization, Manama, Bahrain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40031 Gorenflo, L. J.; Levin, Michael J. Regional demographic change in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3, Jul 1991. 97-145 pp. Laie, Hawaii. In Eng.
Recent demographic trends on Yap, one of the island states making up the Federated States of Micronesia, are described in this article. "Following a brief historical introduction, it summarizes data on population change, focusing in particular upon data from censuses conducted between 1920 and 1987. Then, through examining complementary information on fertility, mortality, and migration, the article explores possible causes of demographic evolution throughout the region."
Correspondence: L. J. Gorenflo, LEARN, 2204 Chester Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

58:40032 Kadyrov, Shokhrat K. Demographic development in the Central Asian region of the USSR. Acta Universitatis Carolinae: Geographica, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1990. 37-49 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Eng. with sum. in Cze.
Recent demographic trends in the Central Asian region of the former USSR are examined. The region is defined as including the now-independent states of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizia, and Turkmenistan. Data are from a number of recently published studies on this region. Attention is given to factors that encourage the continuation of high fertility and the production of large families, with a distinction being made between the modern and the traditional large family.
Correspondence: S. K. Kadyrov, Academy of Sciences, Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

58:40033 Mrdjen, Snjezana. Nationalities and demographic characteristics in Yugoslavia. [Nationalites et structure demographique en Yougoslavie.] Revue Francaise des Affaires Sociales, Vol. 45, No. 2, Apr-Jun 1991. 157-66 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Current demographic trends in Yugoslavia are reviewed. The author suggests that the country conforms to general trends noted in southern Europe, which include a satisfactory rate of population growth. However, important demographic differences among the major ethnic groups in fertility, marriage patterns, and induced abortion are evident.
Correspondence: S. Mrdjen, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Institut Henri Poincare, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris, France. Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

58:40034 Peng, Peiyun. A speech at the Fifth National Population Science Symposium. Chinese Journal of Population Science, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1990. 307-16 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author describes current population and family planning trends in China and discusses recent demographic research efforts.
Correspondence: P. Peng, Family Planning Commission, Beijing, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40035 Pohl, Katharina; Stortzbach, Bernd; Wendt, Hartmut. The demographic situation in Germany and the European Community. [Die demographische Lage in Deutschland und in der Europaischen Gemeinschaft.] Zeitschrift fur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1992. 3-93 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
Population dynamics in Germany are reviewed, with a focus on changes since the country's unification in 1990. Consideration is given to trends in migratory flows, marriage patterns, live births, abortions, mortality, household size, and employment. The authors then make some comparisons with the rest of the countries of the European Community.
Correspondence: K. Pohl, Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung, Postfach 55 28, 6200 Wiesbaden 1, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40036 Prins, C. J. M.; Verhoef, R. A demographic review of the Netherlands, 1991. [Demografie van Nederland 1991.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 40, No. 8, Aug 1992. 16-34 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
This is a review of demographic trends in the Netherlands in 1991. The authors note that the rate of population growth continues to be the highest in Europe, due to relatively high levels of fertility and immigration. They also examine demographic aging, the foreign population, fertility, mortality, marriage and divorce, immigration, refugees, and residential relocation.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40037 Roloff, Juliane; Speigner, Wulfram. The women of the German Democratic Republic in the mirror of demography (a retrospective look). [Frauen der DDR im Spiegel der Demographie (ein Ruckblick).] Konjunkturpolitik, Vol. 37, No. 3, 1991. 183-97 pp. Berlin, Germany. In Ger. with sum. in Eng.
A review of demographic trends in East Germany over the period of its existence from 1950 to 1989 is presented. The emphasis is on how social and economic conditions affected the fertility and mortality of women. The authors note that fertility remained relatively high, although below replacement level, despite widespread female labor force participation. They suggest that social policies designed to ensure compatibility between employment and motherhood may have contributed in this area. Increases in female life expectancy are also noted, but at lower levels than in other developed countries.
Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

58:40038 Schwartz, Jacques. The demographic challenge. [Le defi demographique.] Afrique Contemporaine, No. 161, Jan-Mar 1992. 43-56 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The author reviews the challenges that rapid rates of population growth will pose for the countries of Africa. He concludes that if African countries can develop population policies adapted to their particular needs, they will be in an advantageous position to compete internationally because of the young age structure of the resulting population.
Correspondence: J. Schwartz, Ministere de la Cooperation et du Developpement, Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

58:40039 Spasovski, Milena; Janic, Marina. Demographic developments in mountainous and lowland regions of Yugoslavia. [Demografski razvoj i populacioni potencijali planiniske oblasti i oblasti nizije i pobrda Jugoslavije.] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 28-29, No. 3-4/1-2, Jul-Dec/Jan-Jun 1990-1991. 159-75 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng.
The authors compare the population dynamics of the mountainous regions of Yugoslavia with those of the country's lowlands. They conclude that "the...differences in the demographic development of the mountainous region relative to the region of lowlands and hilly terrains are of lower volume and intensity in comparison with the regional differences of demographic processes by individual republics and provinces in which ethnic groups are predominant."
Correspondence: M. Spasovski, Univerziteta u Beogradu, Geografski Fakultet PMF, Studentski trg 1, 11001 Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:40040 Vishnevskii, A. G.; Zakharov, S. V. The demographic anxieties of Russia. [Demograficheskie trevogi Rossii.] Vestnik Akademii Nauk SSSR, No. 8, Aug 1990. 16-33 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
Current demographic trends in Russia are reviewed, and comparisons are made with other former republics of the USSR. The authors present their own estimates of manpower losses during the years of the Soviet regime, challenging estimates of those losses made by I. Kurganov and supporting those made by S. Maksudov.
For the study by Maksudov, published in 1989, see 57:40072.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).


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