Volume 59 - Number 3 - Fall 1993

C. Spatial Distribution

Studies with an emphasis on locational patterns and their interpretation.

C.1. General Spatial Distribution

Studies of rural and urban populations considered together. Studies that are concerned primarily with the movement of population are classified under H. Migration . Studies concerned with the definition of urban or rural areas and with boundary changes are classified here or in O.1. Population Statistics, General Aspects .

59:30033 De Abreu, Joao F.; Gaspar, Manuel Da C. Mozambique: some aspects of the spatial distribution of the population (1940/80). Boletim de Geografia Teoretica, Vol. 20, No. 39, 1990. 65-87 pp. Rio Claro, Brazil. In Eng.
The authors analyze changes in population distribution by province in Mozambique from 1940 to 1980 using decennial census data. Although the available data are largely insufficient, they are adequate enough to identify major regional differences in population density and levels of economic development by province.
Correspondence: J. F. De Abreu, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Ave. Antonio Carlos 6627, Campus Pampulha 31270, CP 1621, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

C.2. Urban Spatial Distribution

Studies of urban populations, including those of metropolitan areas and suburban and semi-urban zones. Also includes studies on urbanization insofar as they relate to the effects of migration on urban areas or the socioeconomic and demographic structure of urban populations. Studies on the actual process of rural-urban migration are coded under H.6. Rural-Urban Migration .

59:30034 Guingnido Gaye, K. Julien. Urban growth, migration, and population in Benin. [Croissance urbaine, migrations et population au Benin.] Les Etudes du CEPED, No. 5, ISBN 2-87762-040-9. Dec 1992. 114 pp. Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement [CEPED]: Paris, France; Union pour l'Etude de la Population Africaine [UEPA]: Dakar, Senegal. In Fre.
This is the first study to be published from a project jointly funded by the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada, and the Ford Foundation to promote research on population in Africa. The primary purpose of the present volume is to analyze the causes and consequences of urban population growth in Benin, concentrating on the city of Cotonou. Data are mainly from the 1979 census and a 1988 survey on migration to Cotonou. The study includes chapters on the urban system in Benin and on the characteristics of rural-urban migration.
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).

59:30035 Pourtier, Roland. The urban explosion. [L'explosion urbaine.] Afrique Contemporaine, No. 164, Oct-Dec 1992. 153-67 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
A review of urbanization trends in Africa is presented. The author notes that despite the problems that have arisen in Africa's cities and captured the attention of the media, urban areas have succeeded in absorbing an unprecedented increase in the continent's population.
Correspondence: R. Pourtier, Universite de Paris I, 12 place du Pantheon, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

59:30036 Rakowski, Witold; Poniatowska-Jaksch, Malgorzata. Spatial and socio-demographic characteristics of permanent migrants in towns of medium size, illustrated by the example of Mlawa. [Prawidlowosci przestrzenne i demograficzno-spoleczne stalych przemieszczen ludnosci miast sredniej wielkosci na przykladzie Mlawy.] Biuletyn IGS, Vol. 33, No. 4, 1990. 89-172, 226, 231 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The spatial distribution and socioeconomic characteristics of migrants in the city of Mlawa, Poland, are examined for the period 1976-1987. Consideration is given to changes in the proportion of migrants from rural and urban areas, sex and age distribution, and educational and socioeconomic status.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:30037 Stojanovic, Branislav. Changes in the level of urbanization of major European cities. [Promene stepena koncentracije u velikim evropskim gradovima.] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 24, No. 3-4, Jul-Dec 1991. 89-99 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng.
The author examines urbanization levels in major European cities over the period 1910-1985. It is found that "the number of cities with over 100,000 inhabitants tripled (to 459) by 1985 comprising one third of the European population while the number of cities with over one million inhabitants rose [from 5 in 1910] to 32."
Correspondence: B. Stojanovic, Srpske Akademije Nauka i Umetnosti, Geografski Institut Jovan Cvijic, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

C.3. Rural Spatial Distribution

Studies of agricultural and farming populations.

59:30038 Shay, C. Thomas; Beattie, Angela. Rural population change in Crete. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 24, No. 1, Summer 1993. 99-119 pp. Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Eng.
Trends in rural population change and rural-urban migration on the Greek island of Crete over the course of the twentieth century are analyzed using data from 42 communes in the western Mesara valley.
Correspondence: C. T. Shay, University of Manitoba, Department of Anthropology, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SH).


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