Volume 59 - Number 1 - Spring 1993

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

59:10829 Golini, Antonio; Bonifazi, Corrado; Migliorini, Enzo. Demographic data banks in Italy. [Le banche dati demografiche in Italia.] Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione Working Paper, No. 03/91, Mar 1991. 29 pp. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione [IRP]: Rome, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
"The study examines the population data available in data bases operating in Italy; the Italian situation is compared with other countries, in an attempt to identify the reason for the delay in providing population information on-line." Both national and regional data bases are covered.
Correspondence: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione, Viale Beethoven 56, 00144 Rome, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:10830 Stover, John. DemProj: a demographic projection model for development planning. Version 3. Jul 1990. iii, 67 pp. Futures Group: Glastonbury, Connecticut. In Eng.
This is an instruction manual for the use of the Demographic Projection Model (DemProj). The model "is a full-featured population projection program...designed to permit easy manipulation and analysis of demographic data by any user with a basic understanding of demographic principles and the ability to operate a microcomputer....It is intended mainly for the planner or researcher who is not necessarily a demographer....DemProj can be used to project the population of an entire country or region under different assumptions about the future course of fertility, mortality and migration....The program can also be used to project urban and rural populations....A special section on AIDS allows assumptions about the future course of HIV infection to be included in the demographic projections. DemProj does not project the spread of the infection but does allow the user to examine the demographic consequences of different assumptions about the incidence of new HIV infections." A diskette containing the program is included.
Correspondence: Futures Group, 80 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury, CT 06033. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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