Volume 60 - Number 1 - Spring 1994

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.

60:10028 Beltramino, Juan C. M. The structure and dynamics of Antarctic population. ISBN 0-533-10205-7. LC 91-91579. 1993. xvii, 105 pp. Vantage Press: New York, New York. In Eng.
Using data from a variety of sources, the author presents an analysis of population dynamics in the Antarctic region. Chapter 1 examines special characteristics of the demography and population of Antarctica. Chapters 2 and 3 look at the reasons for the human presence and the purposes of human activities there. Chapters 4 and 5 investigate the evolution of the wintering-over and summer-season populations. Chapter 6 examines natality, nuptiality, and mortality, while Chapter 7 surveys the characteristics of the Antarctic population in 1990. Chapter 8 concludes with some speculations about future population trends.
Correspondence: Vantage Press, 516 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:10029 Blum, Alain; Rallu, Jean-Louis. European population. Volume 2: demographic dynamics. [Demographie Europeenne. Volume 2: dynamiques demographiques.] Congresses et Colloquia, No. 9, ISBN 2-74200-028-3. 1993. ix, 525 pp. John Libbey Eurotext: Montrouge, France; Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Eng; Fre.
This volume was prepared for the European Population Conference held in Paris, France, October 21-25, 1991. The conference was sponsored jointly by the European Association for Population Studies [EAPS], the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP], and the Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]. Twenty-two studies by various authors on demographic trends in Europe, including the former Soviet Union are included; the papers are in English or French.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
For Volume 1, published in 1991, see 57:40035.
Correspondence: John Libbey Eurotext, 6 rue Blanche, 92120 Montrouge, France. 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.

60:10037 Baudchon, Gerard; Rallu, Jean-Louis. Recent demographic trends in French overseas territories in the Pacific, 1970-1990. [Evolution demographique recente dans les T.O.M. du Pacifique 1970-1990.] Population, Vol. 48, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1993. 885-918 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
The authors review demographic trends in the French overseas territories of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna islands since 1970. "During the 1970s, fertility among the Oceanians (excluding Wallisians and Futunians) fell rapidly, then the rate of decline in French Polynesia slowed during the 1980s. Life expectancy is increasing, although the excess death rate of young males remains high. The Oceanian populations are young, with a high rate of increase of around two per cent per year. The structure of the population is changing as a result of mixed marriage and migration. The population of the French overseas territories in the Pacific is projected to reach around 520,000 by 2010."
Correspondence: J.-L. Rallu, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:10038 Blanadet, Raymond. The Javanese countryside and the problem of overpopulation based on examples of villages. [Les campagnes javanaises et le probleme de leur surpeuplement a partir d'exemples villageois.] Bulletin de l'Association de Geographes Francais, No. 4, 1992. 297-308 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
The author discusses ways to avoid problems of overpopulation in rural areas of Java. "Three solutions are taken into consideration: the reduction of the birth rate,...transmigration and the industrialisation of the island."
Correspondence: R. Blanadet, Universite de Nancy II, 25 rue Baron Louis, B.P. 454, 54001 Nancy Cedex, France. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


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