Volume 60 - Number 2 - Summer 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.

60:20013 DellaPergola, Sergio. Socio-cultural aspects of the demography of the countries of the southeastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. [Aspetti socio-culturali della demografia dei paesi del Mediterraneo sud-orientale e del Medio Oriente.] 1992. 176 pp. Universita di Pavia, Facolta di Scienze Politiche, Istituto di Statistica: Pavia, Italy. In Ita.
This report combines a series of lectures, given at the University of Pavia between 1990 and 1992, on demographic trends in the southeastern Mediterranean countries and the Middle East. Chapters are included on demographic trends in the region, the demographic transition, the impact of religion on family demography, the demography of the Jewish diaspora, demographic trends in the Jewish population of Israel, demographic trends in the Arab population of Israel, and population projections for the region in general and Israel in particular.
Correspondence: Universita di Pavia, Facolta di Scienze Politiche, Istituto di Statistica, Strada Nuova 65, 27100 Pavia, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20014 Dumas, Jean. Report on the demographic situation in Canada 1993. Current Demographic Analysis, Pub. Order No. 91-209E. Mar 1994. 221 pp. Statistics Canada, Demography Division: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
Part 1 of this report is one in a series on demographic trends in Canada. The author examines population estimates, marriage and divorce, fertility, mortality, international migration, interprovincial migration, migration in metropolitan areas, and the labor force. In the second part, population trends in Mexico are analyzed, with sections included on data sources, population growth, fertility, mortality, marriage, international migration, internal migration, labor force, and indigenous populations.
For a previous report for 1992, see 59:10021.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Research and Analysis Section, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20015 Inter-American Development Bank (Washington, D.C.). Latin America in graphs. Demographic and economic trends, 1972-1992. 2nd ed. ISBN 0-940602-63-6. 1993. 200 pp. Washington, D.C. Distributed by Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. In Eng.
This publication "offers more than 1,000 standard graphs on major demographic and economic trends in Latin America. Two new sections on demography and labor force present trends over the past decades. For population, projections until 2010 have been incorporated. The graphs are shown for the 26 developing member countries of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for Latin America as a region and for four main economic regions: Andean Pact, CACM, CARICOM and MERCOSUR. The six major topics covered are: population and vital statistics, labor force, national accounts, balance of payments, external trade by destination and origin, [and] external debt."
Correspondence: Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20577. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20016 Munoz Garcia, Humberto. Population and society in Mexico. [Poblacion y sociedad en Mexico.] Las Ciencias Sociales, ISBN 968-842-255-X. LC 92-247529. 1992. 331 pp. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coordinacion de Humanidades: Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
This is a selection of studies by various authors on aspects of the population dynamics of Mexico today and in the future. The papers were presented at a seminar held at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. Chapters are included on fertility levels and trends, adolescent fertility, mortality, internal migration, international migration, the labor force, female employment, ethnic demography, and population policy.
Correspondence: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Coordinacion de Humanidades, Circuito Mario de la Cueva, Ciudad de la Investigacion en Humanidades, Zona Cultura, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

60:20017 Noin, Daniel; Woods, Robert. The changing population of Europe. ISBN 0-631-17635-7. LC 92-430003. 1993. [xviii], 260 pp. Blackwell: Cambridge, Massachusetts/Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This work...seeks to answer those questions raised by the geo-demographic study of the [European] Community: what are the principal features of the Community's population in the early 1990s? How do they vary spatially? How have their demographic characteristics evolved during the decades since 1945? What are the most distinctive recent trends? What is the outlook for the twenty-first century?" The primary geographical focus is on the European Community, but "the Nordic countries, Switzerland, Austria and the states of eastern Europe are not ignored...."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Blackwell Publishers, 238 Main Street, Suite 501, Cambridge, MA 02142. 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.

60:20018 Ales, Milan. Population development in Czechoslovakia in 1992. [Populacni vyvoj v CSFR v roce 1992.] Demografie, Vol. 35, No. 4, 1993. 225-35 pp. Prague, Czech Republic. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author reviews population dynamics in Czechoslovakia in 1992. Information is provided on fertility, nuptiality, abortion, contraception, mortality, life expectancy, infant mortality, migration, and natural increase.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20019 Badran, Badran A.-R. Features of the population situation and policies in Jordan. Population Bulletin of ESCWA, No. 40, 1992. 69-92 pp. Amman, Jordan. In Eng.
"This study reviews the demographic situation in Jordan from both Arab and international perspectives and provides an introduction to the nature and characteristics of Jordanian demographic policy and [implementation]. The study seeks to highlight government and private efforts pertaining to family planning. [It reviews] the more important demographic changes in Jordan in addition to providing official and international statistics for the second half of the 1980s."
Correspondence: B. A.-R. Badran, United Arab Emirates University, College of Arts, P.O. Box 15551, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20020 BM'Niyat Bangamboulou, D. Population growth in the countries of the Customs and Economic Union of Central Africa (UDEAC). [La croissance demographique dans les pays de l'Union Douaniere et Economique de l'Afrique Centrale (UDEAC).] In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population: Montreal 1993, Volume 2. 1993. 335-44 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Fre.
The author examines population growth in the member countries of the Customs and Economic Union of Central Africa (UDEAC), which are Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. The lack of progress toward a demographic transition is attributed to the relative failure of these countries to achieve a sufficient level of socioeconomic development.
Correspondence: D. BM'Niyat Bangamboulou, Union Douaniere et Economique de l'Afrique Centrale, Secretariat General, Bangui, Central African Republic. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20021 Brackett, James W. Population issues in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Toward the 21st Century, No. 1, 1993. 67 pp. Population Institute: New York, New York. In Eng.
The author provides information on demographic trends in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Tables and graphs contain data on induced abortion, contraception, fertility, age and sex distribution, and nationality and linguistic group. Political aspects are briefly considered.
Correspondence: Population Institute, 110 Maryland Avenue NE, Suite 207, Washington, D.C. 20002. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20022 Colliez, Jean-Paul. Reunion is becoming more like France. [La reunion se rapproche de la France.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1993. 409-17 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Population change in Reunion is discussed and compared with trends in France, with a focus on mortality, fertility, and employment status for men and women. Data cover the period from the 1950s to 1990.
Correspondence: J.-P. Colliez, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Direction Regionale de la Reunion, 4 rue de l'Ecole, 97490 Sainte-Clotilde, Reunion. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20023 Jackson, Richard. Over the seas or to the hills: population growth and impact in the Philippines. Geography, Vol. 79, Pt. 1, No. 342, Jan 1994. 78-83 pp. Sheffield, England. In Eng.
Some preliminary results from the 1990 census of the Philippines are presented. They concern overall population growth, spatial distribution, the implications of provincial variations in the rate of growth, and the effect of these trends on international migration.
Correspondence: R. Jackson, James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

60:20024 Jayasree, R.; Kurup, K. B.; Azuh, Dominic E.; Audinarayana, N. Population research in India: 1970-1990. In: Readings in population research: policy, methods and perspectives, edited by P. Krishnan, Chi-Hsien Tuan, and Kuttan Mahadevan. 1992. 485-557 pp. B. R. Publishing: Delhi, India. In Eng.
"The focus of the present...undertaking is...on the primary research carried out in India in the field of fertility, family planning, nuptiality, and mortality....[It is confined] to selected major studies only...."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20025 Kikhela, Nzita. Components of population growth in Africa: status and perspectives. [Les composantes de la croissance demographique en Afrique: etat et perspectives.] In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population: Montreal 1993, Volume 2. 1993. 303-17 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Fre.
A general review of current population trends in Sub-Saharan Africa is presented. Specific attention is given to the problems involved in lowering fertility, the likelihood of achieving further reductions in mortality, and the problem of widespread infertility.
Correspondence: N. Kikhela, UN Department of Economic and Social Development/UNDP, Bangui, Central African Republic. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20026 Lutz, Wolfgang. Population: the dynamics of change. Outlook on Agriculture, Vol. 22, No. 4, [1993?]. 1-13 pp. Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This introductory contribution will attempt to give an overview of the demographic analysis of population change under a global perspective and with a long time horizon. Obviously in this context it can only provide some selected highlights which will be grouped around three themes: population growth and the concept of demographic transitions; components of population dynamics; and possible future population trends in major world regions."
Correspondence: W. Lutz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20027 Madinier, Chantal. The population of French overseas departments and territories. [Les populations de l'outre-mer francais.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1993. 401-8 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Trends in population size and characteristics in French overseas departments are outlined. "In 1990, 1,926,000 people were living in the French overseas departments and territories....Fertility has sharply decreased, while migration towards metropolitan France has slowed down....In spite of the creation of many new jobs, the unemployment rate is increasing: it is three times higher than in metropolitan France and it affects mainly young people."
Correspondence: C. Madinier, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, 18 boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20028 Nieminen, Mauri. Population development in Finland--a challenge for society! Yearbook of Population Research in Finland, Vol. 31, 1993. 5-15 pp. Helsinki, Finland. In Eng.
The author analyzes changes in the size and age structure of Finland's population, with a focus on future economic and social development. "The most significant factor shaping the Finnish age pyramid has been fertility....Because of the large proportion of the population composed by those of working age, Finland has had a favorable age structure compared to that of other countries....But in the future this favorable age structure will change and the proportion of aging population will increase rapidly. In 2030 almost every third person will be over 65 years old in Finland."
Correspondence: M. Nieminen, Tilastokeskus, Population Statistics Division, PL 504, 00101 Helsinki, Finland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20029 Noin, Daniel. The European Community and its population. In: The changing population of Europe, edited by Daniel Noin and Robert Woods. 1993. 1-5 pp. Blackwell: Cambridge, Massachusetts/Oxford, England. In Eng.
The author briefly reviews recent trends in population dynamics in the European Community (EC). He finds that "in spite of certain common processes which tend to create conformity the EC still displays a considerable amount of demographic diversity."
Correspondence: D. Noin, Universite de Paris I, Department of Geography, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20030 Ogden, Philip E. Evolution of the population: a slow growth. In: The changing population of Europe, edited by Daniel Noin and Robert Woods. 1993. 6-22 pp. Blackwell: Cambridge, Massachusetts/Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This chapter aims to provide a broad picture of change [in the European Community] from around 1900 onwards, reviewing the evolution of total rates of growth and their major determinants. Two themes are of particular importance: first, the general tendency towards a 'mature' demographic structure, that is, low fertility, the rapid retreat of mortality and their corollary of ageing, achieved through the process usually described as 'demographic transition'; second...,this century has been marked by growing similarity in demographic trends, so that the Europe of the early 1990s has become much more homogeneous in terms of demographic behaviour."
Correspondence: P. E. Ogden, University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, 327 Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20031 Vaidyanathan, K. E. Population trends, issues and implications. African Development Review/Revue Africaine de Developpement, Vol. 4, No. 2, Dec 1992. 1-32 pp. Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In Eng.
"The aim of the paper is to provide an overview of the population trends in Africa, the critical population issues of the region and their implications, as well as linkages with important social and economic sectors such as education, health, employment, food and nutrition etc. The time frame for the paper is the recent past and the immediate future until 2025 for which United Nations projections are available. The data utilized in the paper are the United Nations Population Projections as assessed in 1988 supplemented by information available from various surveys and studies, particularly the World Fertility Surveys and Demographic and Health Surveys."
Correspondence: K. E. Vaidyanathan, African Development Bank, Environment and Social Policy Division, 01 B.P. 1387, Abidjan 01, Ivory Coast. Location: Cornell University, NYSSILR Extension, New York, NY.

60:20032 Woods, Robert. Postscript: one Europe, many demographies? In: The changing population of Europe, edited by Daniel Noin and Robert Woods. 1993. 226-9 pp. Blackwell: Cambridge, Massachusetts/Oxford, England. In Eng.
The author briefly outlines the principal characteristics of the current and future demographic regime in Europe.
Correspondence: R. Woods, University of Liverpool, Department of Geography, Liverpool L69 3BX, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20033 Yamuah, Mary. Population growth in the Gambia and Swaziland. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population: Montreal 1993, Volume 2. 1993. 345-52 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
The author investigates recent changes in fertility, mortality, and international migration in the Gambia and Swaziland, with a focus on the implications for future population growth.
Correspondence: M. Yamuah, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Centre for Population Studies, 99 Gower Street, London WC1E 6AZ, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

60:20034 Yu, Jingyuan; Tuan, Chi-Hsien; Yuan, Jiannua. Population studies in China: 1970-1990. In: Readings in population research: policy, methods and perspectives, edited by P. Krishnan, Chi-Hsien Tuan, and Kuttan Mahadevan. 1992. 375-401 pp. B. R. Publishing: Delhi, India. In Eng.
The authors review the development of population studies in China from 1970 to 1990, with a focus on fertility, nuptiality, mortality, and contraception.
Correspondence: C.-H. Tuan, 1055 Kalo Place, Apt. 3-F, Honolulu, HI 96826. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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