Volume 61 - Number 1 - Spring 1995

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.

61:10026 Banguero, Harold; Castellar, Carlos. The population of Colombia, 1938-2025. [La poblacion de Colombia, 1938-2025.] Coleccion de Edicion Previa, ISBN 958-9047-64-5. 1993. 336 pp. Universidad del Valle: Cali, Colombia. In Spa.
This is a general analysis of past and probable future population trends in Colombia from 1938 to 2025. Data are primarily from censuses taken between 1938 and 1985. The study also examines trends at the departmental and municipal levels. Chapters are included on population dynamics and characteristics, spatial distribution, the rural and urban population by department, and the economic and social implications of the demographic transition.
Correspondence: Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria, Melendez, Apartado Aereo 25360, Apartado Nacional 439, Cali, Valle de Cauca, Colombia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10027 Dumas, Jean; Belanger, Alain. Report on the demographic situation in Canada 1994. Current Demographic Analysis, Pub. Order No. 91-209E. Nov 1994. 151 pp. Statistics Canada, Demography Division: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
Part 1 of this report, which is also available in French, is one in a regular series which "describes the most recent trends in births, deaths, immigration, emigration and interprovincial migration, highlighting the differences which exist among the provinces and territories and between Canada and other industrialized countries." It also examines topics such as marriage, divorce, and refugees. Part 2 examines the concept of the sandwich generation, defined as those who still have both children at home and aging parents, and "outlines the numbers and characteristics of this growing segment of the Canadian population and indicates some of the changes that can be expected in years to come."
For the 1993 report, see 60:20014.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Research and Analysis Section, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10028 Hornor, Edith R. Almanac of the 50 states: basic data profiles with comparative tables. ISBN 0-931845-38-6. 1994. xiv, 447 pp. Information Publications: Palo Alto, California. In Eng.
This is a statistical reference book of the United States categorized by state. For each state, the District of Columbia, and the United States as a whole, data are presented for 13 subject categories, one of which is for demographics and population characteristics, and another for vital statistics and health. The population statistics are population size and projection, 1970-2010; metropolitan and nonmetropolitan population, 1970-1990; population change, 1980-1990; population density; age distribution; ethnic groups; sex distribution; marital status; households and families; fertility; and immigration and naturalization.
Correspondence: Information Publications, 3790 El Camino Real #162, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10029 Muhwava, William. The demography of Zimbabwe: some research findings. ISBN 0-7974-1363-4. 1994. iii, 207 pp. Earthware Publishing Services: Harare, Zimbabwe; University of Zimbabwe, Department of Sociology, Demographic Unit: Harare, Zimbabwe. In Eng.
"This book, a collection of research dissertations, assembles data from numerous demographic surveys to assess the relationships between fertility and socio-economic factors such as education, employment, contraception perceptions and use, age at first marriage and the status of women. It estimates the current and capital expenditure needed in Zimbabwe's health sector, provides an overview of child, adult and maternal mortality, examines how infant mortality is affected by birth interval and how this in turn is affected by women's places of residence, ages and education....Aimed at planners and policy makers...[the study] identifies the key measures that need to be adopted to escape runaway population growth and to assure health and welfare."
Correspondence: University of Zimbabwe, Department of Sociology, Demographic Unit, P.O. Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10030 Zhan, Chang Zhi; Yu, Yang; Cheng, Shao Lin. The population of China: Hainan. [Zhongguo renkou: Hainan.] ISBN 7-5005-2184-7. 1993. 261 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a series of 32 planned volumes of general information on the population of China. This volume concerns the demography of the island of Hainan and is based primarily on data from the 1990 census and the 1988 fertility and family planning survey. Topics covered include fertility, mortality, migration, population characteristics, urbanization, age distribution, labor force, families, marriage, ethnic groups, education, population projections, and family planning.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Dafesi Avenue, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

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.

61:10031 Bungs, Dzintra. Recent demographic changes in Latvia. RFE/RL Research Report, Vol. 2, No. 50, Dec 17, 1993. 44-50 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"During the past four years, the population of Latvia has undergone remarkable changes: though its overall size declined, the Latvian share of the population grew. The principal causes were a negative natural increase and a significant net emigration of Slavs. These demographic changes are also relevant to Latvia's future citizenry and the kind of law that will be adopted on citizenship and naturalization."
Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

61:10032 Hirschman, Charles. Population and society in twentieth century Southeast Asia. Seattle Population Research Center Working Paper, No. 94-11, Aug 1994. 56, [5] pp. University of Washington, Seattle Population Research Center: Seattle, Washington; Battelle Seattle Research Center: Seattle, Washington. In Eng.
"In this paper, I present an overview of basic demographic changes in Southeast Asia over the twentieth century with primary attention on population growth and the components of fertility and mortality....I provide further speculative thoughts on the links between socioeconomic change and the demographic revolutions in twentieth-century Southeast Asia."
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).

61:10033 Martinez Pizarro, Jorge; Rodriguez Vignoli, Jorge. South America: the demographic situation and its implications (1990-2025). [America del Sur: situacion demografica y sus repercusiones (1990-2025).] CELADE Serie A, No. 278; LC/DEM/R.184, Jan 6, 1993. 43 pp. UN Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE]: Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
This is a review of current and projected population trends in South America as a whole. The authors examine estimates of the total population, the demographic transition and differences among countries in its pace and timing, age distributions, and some effects of population trends on employment, pensions, health, education, and housing.
Correspondence: UN Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Edificio Naciones Unidas, Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, Casilla 91, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10034 Martinez Pizarro, Jorge; Rodriguez Vignoli, Jorge. The population of the Central American isthmus in the shadow of the twenty-first century: dimensions, challenges, and potential. [La poblacion del Istmo Centroamericano en el umbral del siglo XXI: dimensiones, desafios y potencialidades.] CELADE Serie A, No. 277; LC/DEM/R.183, Jan 11, 1993. 64 pp. UN Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE]: Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
Recent population trends in Central America are reviewed. Chapters are included on the demographic transition, changes in the age distribution, migration and urbanization, infant mortality, social and spatial heterogeneity, poverty, and challenges to be faced at the turn of the century.
Correspondence: UN Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Edificio Naciones Unidas, Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, Casilla 91, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10035 Sagawe, Thorsten; Olivo, Freekye. A geographical look at the Dominican population. A demographic atlas of the Dominican Republic. [Una vision geografica de la poblacion dominicana. Atlas demografico de la Republica Dominicana.] Munchner Studien zur Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeographie, No. 38, ISBN 3-7847-6538-6. 1992. 92 pp. Verlag Michael Lassleben: Regensburg, Germany. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
This publication analyzes population dynamics in the Dominican Republic and is based both on historical sources and on the six censuses carried out since 1920. Historical population trends in the precolonial era and in the colonial period (1492-1920) are first reviewed. Twentieth-century population trends are then examined, including population growth, density, migration, urbanization, sex distribution, vital statistics, labor force, education, and ethnic and cultural trends. The main theme of the work "is to demonstrate that the Dominican Republic is not a homogeneous unit with respect to demographic character, but that really quite substantial variability exists within the country."
Correspondence: Verlag Michael Lassleben, 8411 Kallmunz uber Regensburg, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10036 Sekulic, Ljiljana. Republics which constituted the former European socialist federative states: the main demographic features (Yugoslavia, the USSR, and Czechoslovakia). [Osnovne demografske krakteriktike republika bivsih evropskih socijalistickih federativnih drzava (SFRJ, SSSR, CSFR).] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 30-31, 1992-1993. 182-97 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
The author reviews recent demographic trends in the countries that previously were part of Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia. The focus is on differences in vital rates among these newly independent countries.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10037 Trebici, Vladimir. Bukovina. Population and demographic trends (1775-1993). [Bucovina. Populatia si procesele demografice (1775-1993).] Buletinul Centrului de Studii Transilvane, Supliment, Jun 1994. 40 pp. Centrul de Studii Transilvane: Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In Rum.
The author describes the history of Bukovina, currently divided between Romania and the Ukraine, from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The focus is on the demographic changes that have occurred in the northern part of the province, which has been under non-Romanian occupation over most of this period of time. The author notes that the contemporary population is about 20% Romanian.
Correspondence: Centrul de Studii Transilvane, Oficiul Postal Nr. 1, Casuta Postala 349, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10038 Trebici, Vladimir. Geopolitics and demography in Romania: Anton Golopentia (1909-1951). [Geopolitica si demografia in Romania: Anton Golopentia (1909-1951).] Discursuri de Receptie, ISBN 973-27-0482-9. 1994. 24 pp. Editura Academiei Romane: Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
This is a tribute to the memory of the eminent Romanian sociologist, statistician, and demographer, Anton Golopentia, who died in prison in 1951. His work in the areas of general population, ethnic structure, and historical demography are described.
Correspondence: Editura Academiei Romane, Calea 13 Septembrie No. 13, Sector 5, 76117 Bucharest, Romania. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10039 Vishnevskii, A. G. The demographic situation of Russia. [Demograficheskoe polozhenie Rossii.] Svobodnaya Mysl', No. 2-3, Jan-Feb 1993. 64-76; 96-105 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This two-part article summarizes a report prepared by the Center for Demography and Human Ecology at the Russian Academy of Science's Institute of Employment Problems on the current demographic situation in Russia. Subjects covered include the ethnic and social characteristics of the population, fertility, health, mortality and life expectancy, and internal and international migration.
Correspondence: A. G. Vishnevskii, 8-2 Soumskoi Proezd, Appt. 63, Moscow 113208, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10040 Ware, Helen. Thoughts on the course of fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: The onset of fertility transition in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Therese Locoh and Veronique Hertrich. 1994. 289-96 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium; Derouaux Ordina Editions: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
The author discusses distinctive features of the demography of Sub-Saharan Africa. Aspects considered include sexual norms; the use of contraception for birth spacing; family types; modernization; AIDS; the role of the state; and suggestions for donor assistance.
Correspondence: H. Ware, Australian International Development Assistance Bureau, G.P.O. Box 887, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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