Volume 59 - Number 4 - Winter 1993

O. The Production of Population Statistics

Studies concerned with the actual production of basic population data. Includes more than governmental publications.

O.1. Population Statistics, General Aspects

Studies on the collection of general demographic statistics and related problems such as studies on data processing.

59:40725 Aziz, K. M. A.; Mosley, W. Henry. The history, methodology, and main findings of the Matlab Project in Bangladesh. Johns Hopkins Population Center Papers on Population, No. 92-03, [1992]. 33, [9] pp. Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health: Baltimore, Maryland. In Eng.
"This paper will highlight major elements in the design and implementation of Matlab field operations [in Bangladesh] and related data management issues." The focus is on the development of a demographic surveillance system.
Correspondence: Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Population Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room 2300, Baltimore, MD 21205-2179. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40726 Golini, Antonio. Demographic and social statistics in Italy from the perspective of 1993: the general picture. [Le statistiche demografiche e sociali in Italia nella prospettiva del 1993: il quadro generale.] In: La statistica italiana per l'Europa del 1993, atti del convegno di studi, Roma, 21-23 maggio 1990, edited by Giorgio Alleva and Maria G. Ottaviani. 1991. 477-502 pp. Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Facolta di Scienze Statistiche Demografiche ed Attuariali: Rome, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Eng.
The author examines the changing demand for demographic data in Italy. He notes that current social changes have increased the demand for data on subpopulations and individual-level data. The development of a new series of surveys is described, with a focus on the Multipurpose Family Survey.
Correspondence: A. Golini, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Citta Universitaria, 00100 Rome, Italy. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

59:40727 Islam, M. Nurul; Rahman, M. Mujibur. On the quality of age-sex data (1951-1989) of Bangladesh. Janasamkhya, Vol. 8, No. 2, Dec 1990. 133-42 pp. Kariavattom, India. In Eng.
The authors evaluate the quality of age and sex data for Bangladesh using four censuses conducted between 1951 and 1981 and five surveys covering the period 1961-1989. By examining sex composition, measuring age-sex accuracy, and inspecting the data graphically, age and sex reporting in the surveys has been found to be more accurate than in the censuses.
Correspondence: M. N. Islam, University of Dhaka, Department of Statistics, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40728 Jaeger, David A. The new Current Population Survey education variable: a recommendation. Population Studies Center Research Report, No. 93-289, Sep 1993. 16 pp. University of Michigan, Population Studies Center: Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Eng.
The author examines the recent change to the education question included in the U.S. Current Population Survey and its effect on the study of the relationship between educational status and income.
Correspondence: University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, 1225 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2609. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40729 Krotki, Karol J. The six questions that do not go away. Pakistan Development Review, Vol. 30, No. 4, Pt. 2, Winter 1991. 649-67 pp. Islamabad, Pakistan. In Eng.
The author examines Pakistani sources of data on "the proportion aged less than 15 years of age, the reported age group 5-9, the masculinity ratio, female illiteracy and innumeracy..., the innocence of vital registration systems, and the ineffectiveness of family planning programmes." Comments by Naushin Mahmood are included (pp. 666-7).
Correspondence: K. J. Krotki, University of Alberta, Department of Sociology, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

O.2. Registration of Vital Statistics

Studies of the organization and operation of vital statistics at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

59:40730 Gourbin, Catherine; Masuy-Stroobant, Godelieve. Are live and stillbirths comparable all over Europe? Legal definitions and vital registration data processing. Institut de Demographie Working Paper, No. 170, ISBN 2-87209-266-8. Jan 1993. 45 pp. Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Demographie: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"The international comparability of the perinatal mortality figures derived from vital registration statistics is assessed at different levels. Legal and administrative definitions of vital events (live birth, stillbirth) are examined for the 27 European countries participating in an in-depth survey conducted in 1991...."
Correspondence: Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Demographie, Place Montesquieu 1, Boite 17, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40731 Moriyama, Iwao M. Historical development of cause of death statistics. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 55, Sep 1993. i, 10 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"This paper traces the historical development of [cause of death] statistics, with special attention to international efforts to develop and maintain a common classification system and coding rules."
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40732 Zuluaga Gil, Francisco. Death registration and mortality statistics in Colombia. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 54, Apr 1993. 12 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"The paper presents a brief history, an evaluation, and recommendations for improvement of death registration [in Colombia]."
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.3. Population Censuses and Registers

Studies of the organization and operation of population censuses and registers at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

59:40733 Canada. Statistics Canada (Ottawa, Canada). 1991 census catalogue (first edition). Pub. Order No. 92-302EP. ISBN 0-660-14251-1. Apr 1992. vi, 230 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
This catalog, which is also available in French, provides information on products and services available from the 1991 Canadian census. For population, the information is subdivided into sections on reference products, data products, analytical products, and tabulation services.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publication Division, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40734 European Communities (Luxembourg). 1990/1991 Community programme of censuses of population: comparative analysis. [Gemeinschaftliches Programm der Volkszahlungen 1990/1991: Vergleichende analyse/Le programme communautaire des recensements de la population 1990/1991: analyse comparative.] Population and Social Conditions, Theme 3: Series E, Methods, ISBN 92-826-4418-9. 1992. 70 pp. Luxembourg. In Eng.
This report examines census-taking in the member countries of the European Community (EC). Chapters are included on the history of census-taking in Europe, the role of Eurostat in implementing international recommendations, the census as a decision-making tool, the planning and execution of a census, and the EC program for the 1990-1991 census round.
Correspondence: European Communities, P.O. Box 1907, Luxembourg. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

59:40735 Freedman, David A.; Wachter, Kenneth W.; Coster, Daniel C.; Cutler, D. Richard; Klein, Stephen P. Adjusting the census of 1990: the smoothing model. Evaluation Review, Vol. 17, No. 4, Aug 1993. 371-443 pp. Newbury Park, California/London, England. In Eng.
"This article discusses techniques for adjusting the [U.S.] census....The focus will be sampling error,...a major obstacle to adjusting the 1990 census, even at the state level. To control sampling error, the Census Bureau used a smoothing model. However, the model does not solve the problem, because its effects are strongly dependent on unverified and implausible assumptions."
Correspondence: D. A. Freedman, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Location: Princeton University Library (SW).

59:40736 Hodges, Ken. Census 2000 planning. Applied Demography, Vol. 8, No. 2, Fall 1993. 1-3 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
Proposed changes in the content and methodology of the U.S. census to be conducted in the year 2000 are discussed. A list of Senate and House Appropriations Committee members who will vote on the funding of census planning is provided.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40737 Katus, Kalev; Puur, Allan. The 1989 Estonian population and housing census: data description. Rahvastiku-Uuringud/Population Studies Series A, No. 33, ISBN 9985-820-08-8. 1993. 21 pp. Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre: Tallinn, Estonia. In Eng.
"The paper gives a short overview on the 1989 Estonian Census data....Definitions and concepts as well as the coding scheme of the data [are] given. For those interested in more detailed information on procedural aspects of the census, references to the instruction materials and codebooks are included."
Correspondence: Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre, P.O. Box 3012, EE0090 Tallinn, Estonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40738 Michalowski, Margaret. Canadian census families: adjust or not. Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1992. 351-63 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
"In the 1986 Census of Canada, coverage error grew significantly over its 1981 level, and continued to be diversified according to geographic level and demographic group. This leads to consideration of whether to adjust the post-1991 population and family estimates for census coverage error. This paper addresses the ramifications of such adjustment for family estimates, as well as problems of overall consistency with other programmes and data."
Correspondence: M. Michalowski, Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (UN).

59:40739 Morphet, C. S. The mapping of small-area census data--a consideration of the role of enumeration district boundaries. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 25, No. 9, Sep 1993. 1,267-77 pp. London, England. In Eng.
The author analyzes information available from recent British censuses for census enumeration districts (EDs). "A study of Newcastle upon Tyne EDs shows that ED boundaries do not, in fact, mark the boundaries of distinct areas. The presumption against the use of ED boundaries for cartographic representation is reinforced."
Correspondence: C. S. Morphet, University of Northumbria, Department of Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

59:40740 Paez, Adolfo L. U.S. census data uses. Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1992. 325-37 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
"This article examines the principal applications of the statistics yielded by the 1990 U.S. Census of Population and Housing. Before doing so, however, a framework of census policy and operational features that directly influenced the content of the questionnaires will be outlined....Having established this background, the uses of census data will be addressed, citing case examples in some instances, for...major groups of data users."
Correspondence: A. L. Paez, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Decennial Management Division, Washington, D.C. 20233-7100. Location: Princeton University Library (UN).

59:40741 Si, Xiu. The 1990 census: migration survey and place of residence. Chinese Journal of Population Science, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1992. 215-21 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author discusses questions from China's 1990 census concerning migration and place of residence. The focus is on the wording of these questions and on possible misinterpretations that may arise.
Correspondence: X. Si, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Population Studies, 5 Jianguomen Nei Da Jie 5 Hao, Beijing, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40742 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). A guide to state and local census geography. No. 1990 CPH-I-18, Jun 1993. 119 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This guide describes the geographical concepts used in the 1990 U.S. census. A separate entry is provided for each state and outlying area.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C. 20402-9329. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40743 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Proceedings of the 1993 Research Conference on Undercounted Ethnic Populations, May 5-7, 1993. Oct 1993. xi, 541 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of a conference held in Richmond, Virginia, May 5-7, on undercounted ethnic populations, including the magnitude of the undercount in the 1990 census and ways to reduce the undercount in the 2000 census. Among the topics discussed "was the differential undercount of ethnic populations in urban areas and results of behavioral studies of undercount in local areas and of various ethnic groups....Other topics such as outreach efforts and racial identity and classification were addressed. On the last day of the conference there were six working group sessions that discussed questions reflective of problems leading to the undercount."
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C. 20402-9328. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40744 Zasepa, Ryszard. Use of sampling methods in population censuses in Poland. Statistics in Transition, Vol. 1, No. 1, Jun 1993. 69-78 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
"In the paper information is given on sample designs used to broaden the scope of the census [in Poland] or to speed up tabulation of collected information in the...General National Censuses and in Microcensuses of Population."
Correspondence: R. Zasepa, Glowny Urzad Statystyczny, Al. Niepodleglosci 208, 00-925 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.4. Surveys

Studies of periodic or special surveys relevant to population studies, excluding KAP (knowledge, attitudes, and practice of family planning) studies, which are coded under F.4.4. Attitudes Toward Fertility and Fertility Control .

59:40745 Aghajanian, Akbar; Gross, Andrew B.; Lewis, Steven. Evaluation of Iran Fertility Survey. Seattle Population Research Center Working Paper, No. 93-2, Dec 1992. 32, [22] pp. University of Washington, Seattle Population Research Center: Seattle, Washington; Battelle Seattle Research Center: Seattle, Washington. In Eng.
The authors evaluate the quality of 1976-1977 Iran Fertility Survey data and conclude that they compare favorably with data from the rest of the World Fertility Survey.
Correspondence: Seattle Population Research Center, c/o University of Washington, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology Library, Department of Sociology DK-40, Seattle, WA 98195. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40746 Bowie, Chester E.; Cahoon, Lawrence S.; Martin, Elizabeth A. Evaluating changes in the estimates. Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 116, No. 9, Sep 1993. 29-33 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The authors describe plans to assess the effect on U.S. labor force estimates of proposed changes to the Current Population Survey. They note that an "overlap sample is being used to gauge differences in measures from the old and revised surveys; the effects of questionnaire changes, advanced computerization, and centralization of the interview process will be subject to special scrutiny."
Correspondence: C. E. Bowie, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Demographic Surveys Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (Docs).

59:40747 Bregger, John E.; Dippo, Cathryn S. Why is it necessary to change? Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 116, No. 9, Sep 1993. 3-9 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This article presents an overview of the [U.S.] Current Population Survey, and generally discusses the areas slated for change [in 1994]."
Correspondence: J. E. Bregger, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C. 20212. Location: Princeton University Library (Docs).

59:40748 Meekers, Dominique. Immaculate conceptions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Population Research Institute Working Paper, No. 1993-15, Sep 1993. 30 pp. Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute: University Park, Pennsylvania. In Eng.
Data from eight Demographic and Health Surveys undertaken in Africa are used to examine the factors that contribute to the phenomenon that "a substantial proportion of parous women reported that their age at first birth preceded age at first sexual intercourse by one or more years."
Correspondence: Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute, 601 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802-6211. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40749 Polivka, Anne E.; Rothgeb, Jennifer M. Redesigning the CPS questionnaire. Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 116, No. 9, Sep 1993. 10-28 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The authors describe the history of and concepts underlying the U.S. Current Population Survey questionnaire. A redesigned version will be implemented in January 1994, and the focus of this article is on "the need for the redesign; methods used to test alternative versions; comparisons of the revised questionnaire with the current one; and the extent to which labor force misclassification appears to be reduced through the redesign."
Correspondence: A. E. Polivka, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Research and Evaluation, Washington, D.C. 20212. Location: Princeton University Library (Docs).

59:40750 Population Council (New York, New York). Tanzania 1991/1992: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 24, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1993. 324-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1991-1992 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey. Tabular data are presented on population characteristics, fertility trends and differentials, contraceptive use, marital status, infant mortality, and health and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40751 Population Council (New York, New York). Zambia 1992: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 24, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1993. 261-5 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1992 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 6,209 households and 7,060 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are included on population characteristics, fertility, fertility preferences, current contraceptive use, contraception, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, prevention and treatment of disease, and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40752 Sine, Jeffrey; Tey, Nai Peng; DaVanzo, Julie. Proceedings of the seminar on the Second Malaysian Family Life Survey, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 1991. RAND Conference Proceedings, Pub. Order No. CF-109-NICHD/NIA/WFH. 1993. v, 170 pp. RAND: Santa Monica, California. In Eng.
This volume contains papers presented at a seminar on the Second Malaysian Family Life Survey, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 4, 1991. Topics include marriage patterns, fertility, contraceptive usage, breast-feeding, female labor force participation, child care, data quality, educational expenses, health status and health care, living arrangements of the elderly, and household amenities.
Correspondence: RAND, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 94007-2138. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40753 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Statistical Office (New York, New York). The follow-up method in demographic sample surveys: an approach to measuring fertility, mortality and migration. Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 41; ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/41, Pub. Order No. E.91.XVII.11. ISBN 92-1-161335-3. LC 91-28004. Feb 1992. ix, 148 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"The present technical report describes the follow-up method for gathering information on births, deaths and geographical mobility of a population in demographic sample surveys and for producing estimates of fertility, mortality and migration." The report includes chapters on the follow-up method for measuring population change; survey plan and operations; data recording, checking, and processing; calculation of vital rates using survey results; and coordination of the follow-up approach in general household survey programs.
Correspondence: United Nations, Sales Section, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40754 Wadsworth, J.; Field, J.; Johnson, A. M.; Bradshaw, S.; Wellings, K. Methodology of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A: Statistics in Society, Vol. 156, No. 3, 1993. 407-21 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The preparation and fieldwork for the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles was carried out between 1987-1991. The survey was a combination of a face-to-face interview and self-completion questionnaire and comprised 18,876 individuals aged 16-59 years in Great Britain. The response rate was similar to other sample surveys on less sensitive topics. Women were overrepresented but the distributions of other demographic characteristics were similar to other data sets. The external validity and internal consistency of the data were found to be adequate. The likely sources and effects of bias are discussed."
Correspondence: J. Wadsworth, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, Academic Department of Public Health, Praed Street, London W2 1PG, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).


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