Volume 59 - Number 1 - Spring 1993

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.

59:10021 Dumas, Jean; Lavoie, Yolande. Report on the demographic situation in Canada 1992. Current Demographic Analysis, Pub. Order No. 91-209E. Nov 1992. 157 pp. Statistics Canada: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
This is the most recent in a series of reports on demographic trends in Canada. In the first part, the authors examine current trends using data from the 1991 census. This section covers demographic accounts, age structure, marital status, nuptiality, divorce, fertility, induced abortion, mortality, and international and internal migration. In the second part, population trends in Canada over the past two centuries are reviewed.
For a previous report for 1991, see 58:10016.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publication Sales, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10022 Noin, Daniel; Chauvire, Yvan. The population of France. [La population de la France.] Collection Geographie, 3rd ed. ISBN 2-225-83930-1. 1992. 200 pp. Masson: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general analysis of population trends in contemporary France, updated to include data from the 1990 census. It includes sections on past trends, population characteristics, economic activity and migration, and population growth. The question of regional differences in demographic indicators within metropolitan France is also addressed.
For a previous edition, published in 1987, see 53:10036.
Correspondence: Masson, 120 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75280 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10023 Yuan, Yongxi; Li, Mozhen; Zhang, Xuexin; Feng, Litian; Xu, Shaoyu. Population of China, general aspects. [Zhongguo renkou.] ISBN 7-5005-1340-7. Sep 1991. [viii], 632 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to general information on the population of China and its provinces. This volume concerns the whole country. Data are based on the 1953, 1964, and 1982 censuses, as well as on the 1982 1-in-1,000 fertility survey and on official statistical materials. Chapters are included on population history, changes in population size, fertility, mortality, internal migration, spatial distribution, urbanization, gender and age structure, the labor force, minority populations, population quality, family planning, and prediction of population trends. China's population data resources and their reliability are assessed.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Dafesi Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

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.

59:10024 Decroly, Jean-Michel; Grimmeau, Jean-Pierre. Demography at the local level: the geography of the population of Belgium during the 1980s. [La demographie a l'echelle locale: une geographie de la population de la Belgique dans les annees 80.] Courrier Hebdomadaire, No. 1308-1309, 1991. 58 pp. Centre de Recherche et d'Information Socio-Politiques [CRISP]: Brussels, Belgium. In Fre.
This is an analysis of population trends in Belgium over the course of the 1980s. The authors first look at factors affecting population growth, including natural increase and migration. They then analyze characteristics of the population, including age, sex, marital status, and nationality.
Correspondence: Centre de Recherche et d'Information Socio-Politiques, rue du Congres 35, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Location: Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH.

59:10025 Drzewieniecka, Krystyna; Dzienio, Kazimierz. Demographic situation in Poland in 1989 on the basis of the report of the Government Population Commission. Polish Population Review, No. 2, 1992. 127-47 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
"The study contains...statements of the...sixteenth report of the Government Population Commission on 'Poland's demographic situation'....The 1990 Report presents for the first time a thorough analysis of mortality caused by...circulatory and respiratory system diseases, malignant neoplasms, injuries and poisonings, [for] basic administrative units (towns and gminas). Moreover, the 1990 Report presents an analysis of changes in the structures of: the socio-demographic situation of households and families, disability, and the external migration of Poland's population in the years 1978-1988. The Report also contains an analysis of the [sociological] changes in Polish family life over the postwar period...."
Correspondence: K. Drzewieniecka, Government Population Commission, Plac Trzech Krzyzy 5, 00-507 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10026 France. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED] (Paris, France). Twenty-first report on the demographic situation of France. [Vingt et unieme rapport sur la situation demographique de la France.] Population, Vol. 47, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1992. 1,113-86 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Recent demographic trends in France and its overseas departments are first reviewed. Tabular data are presented on migration from overseas departments to metropolitan France, age distributions among such migrants, general and differential mortality, AIDS and other causes of death, fertility trends, nuptiality and divorce, and life expectancy by sex. The second part of the report provides a comparative analysis of demographic trends in Europe as a whole, emphasizing changes over time, and a more detailed analysis of demographic trends in the countries of the European Community.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10027 Hall, Ray. Europe's changing population. Geography, Vol. 78, Pt. 1, No. 338, Jan 1993. 3-15 pp. Sheffield, England. In Eng.
The author examines population trends in Europe since 1965 and finds that "European population is more homogeneous than ever, but even so different patterns are evident. Almost everywhere fertility is below replacement level, although generally lower in Southern than Northern Europe. Marriage rates have declined and divorce rates risen, while cohabitation and extra-marital births have also increased since the 1970s. Mortality has so improved that life expectancy is now as high or higher in the South as the North. Eastern European countries have seen much slower rates of improvement since the 1960s. Migration rates to Western Europe have increased in the later 1980s through a combination of factors, including movement from the East and asylum seekers. There is likely to be increasing pressure for migration control. Migration though can compensate for the declining population projected for the 21st century."
Correspondence: R. Hall, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

59:10028 Jayasree, R.; Audinarayana, N. Differential growth and characteristics of population across the ecological regions of Tamil Nadu, 1991. Demography India, Vol. 20, No. 1, Jan-Jun 1991. 35-40 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
"In this paper an attempt is made to look into the differential growth, distribution and characteristics of population across the major ecological regions of Tamil Nadu state [India] on the basis of 1991 census data." Among the findings, the authors note that "the growth and concentration of population is highest in [agriculturally] fertile and plain regions than in hilly and dry plains. However, in respect of urban population and literacy status...the hilly region stands first."
Correspondence: R. Jayasree, Bharathiar University, Department of Adult Education, Coimbatore 641 046, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10029 Lopez-Escartin, N. Basic data on population: Angola. [Donnees de base sur la population: Angola.] No. 17, ISBN 2-87762-044-1. May 1992. 11 pp. Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is one in a series of publications presenting basic demographic data for selected countries in the developing world. The data, which are from published sources, consist of a time series of demographic indicators, as well as data on spatial distribution and age and sex distribution. Similar reports were also published in 1992 for Burkina Faso, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Comoros, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mauritius, Niger, Viet Nam, and Zaire.
For some previous reports in this series, see 57:40046.
Correspondence: Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10030 Mobius, Dina. Population development and selected structural changes in the GDR (from the beginning of the 1960s to 1989). [Bevolkerungsentwicklung und ausgewahlte Strukturveranderungen in der DDR (Anfang der 60er Jahre bis 1989).] Berichte zur Deutschen Landeskunde, Vol. 65, No. 1, 1991. 237-49 pp. Trier, Germany. In Ger.
Population trends in East Germany are depicted from 1950 to 1989 using a series of maps and tables. The focus is on population totals and density by region, age and sex distribution, fertility, and migration.
Correspondence: D. Mobius, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Fachbereich Geographie, Universitatstrasse 3b, O-1080 Berlin, Germany. Location: University of Pennsylvania Library.

59:10031 Peng, Peiyun. The population of China: problems and strategy. China Population Today, Vol. 9, No. 4, Aug 1992. 1-17 pp. Beijing, China. In Eng.
Population trends in China are discussed, and government policies and strategies to cope with population growth are reviewed. Consideration is given to spatial distribution, government family planning programs, and the effects of rapid population growth on socioeconomic development. Some projections to the year 2000 are provided.
Correspondence: P. Peng, Family Planning Commission, Beijing, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10032 Totev, Anastas. A brief outline of demographic development in Bulgaria. [Kratak ocherk za demografskoto razvitie na Balgariya.] Naselenie, No. 5, 1992. 9-19 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author reviews the major demographic trends of the twentieth century in Bulgaria. "The results from the analysis show that the demographic development of Bulgaria especially in the years after 1950 differs very little from the developed, urbanized and industrialized countries. The common features are: development towards [replacement] fertility, [lower mortality rates], zero natural growth [leading] to an increasing life expectancy at birth, [and] population ageing...."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10033 Walsh, James A. The turn-around of the turn-around in the population of the Republic of Ireland. Irish Geography, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1991. 117-25 pp. Dublin, Ireland. In Eng.
Recent population trends in Ireland are analyzed using data from official sources, including the 1991 census. The components of recent population change are first examined. "This is followed by an examination of the spatial patterns of change which result from their interaction and by a consideration of the changes which have occurred in the age composition of the population, examining how these adjustments have varied across the state. Since the demographic outcome from the 1980s is different in many respects from that of the 1970s, some of the key areas of contrast will be noted throughout."
Correspondence: J. A. Walsh, St. Patrick's College, Department of Geography, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

59:10034 Watanabe, Yoshikazu. Demographic life courses of women in Japan: a reappraisal. Jinko Mondai Kenkyu/Journal of Population Problems, Vol. 48, No. 2, Jul 1992. 1-14 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn. with sum. in Eng.
The author examines the life courses of cohorts of Japanese women born from 1890 to 1940, and makes projections for those born in 1950 and later. "In [the] past hundred years, demographic changes in women's life courses in Japan were mainly characterized by rapid fall of mortality and fertility...[and] cohort by cohort, age at marriage of women in Japan has gradually been rising....[The author] suggests the intense needs for policies of social and economic welfare for family of mother and children and policies for equal wage between working men and women in contemporary Japan."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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