Volume 61 - Number 1 - Spring 1995

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.

61:10770 Carlson, Beverley A. The condition of children in the countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU): a statistical review. Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 31, No. 1, Oct 1994. 1-16 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article presents a selected set of standardised indicators concerning children for the 15 countries of the Former Soviet Union, analysing and comparing the situation in each country. It reviews the indicators in terms of the major themes underlying the child survival, development and protection goals of the World Summit for Children and analyses the major causes of infant, child and maternal mortality. It discusses the statistical conditions and constraints in the region which create data problems limiting the availability and use of appropriate indicators for monitoring the situation of children, and makes recommendations to improve their quality and use."
Correspondence: B. A. Carlson, United Nations Children's Fund, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:10771 Garenne, Michel. Do women forget their births? A study of maternity histories in a rural area of Senegal (Niakhar). Population Bulletin of the United Nations, No. 36, 1994. 43-54 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"Five thousand and sixty-eight maternity histories were recorded among women aged 15-89 years in a rural area of Senegal. The quality of the estimates of fertility, child mortality and perinatal mortality was analysed for consistency. There was no evidence of any major underreporting of births, deaths or still births according to age, even among the oldest women. Estimates were compared with comparable values derived from a longitudinal demographic surveillance system (DSS) in the same area. The age patterns of cumulated fertility and mortality derived from the maternity histories were consistent with those of the DSS."
Correspondence: M. Garenne, Harvard University, Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10772 Latten, J. J.; Veenstra, C. J. A changing society and its population statistics: reorientations in the Netherlands. Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1993. 335-57 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
The authors describe how the Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics is changing both the way population statistics are collected and the kind of statistics needed to respond to a changing society. They emphasize that adequate population data are needed in order to forecast immigration and population changes, to develop appropriate social welfare and education policies, to plan realistically for housing needs, and to resolve issues such as environmental policies.
For a related article in Dutch, also published in 1993, see 59:30697.
Correspondence: J. J. Latten, Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics, Department for Population Statistics, P.O. Box 959, 2270 AZ Voorburg, Netherlands. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

61:10773 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). 1994 annual research conference and CASIC technologies interchange, March 20-23, 1994. Sep 1994. xii, 785 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This is the tenth in a series of annual research conferences [ARCs] conducted by the [U.S.] Census Bureau. These conferences provide a forum for academic, private sector, and government researchers from around the world to discuss and exchange current research results and methods in areas relevant to Census Bureau programs....The technical sessions at ARC 1994 addressed a wide variety of topics such as address registers, determining census content, census questionnaire response research, defining households, ethnic identification, sampling in census taking, small area estimation, measuring international trade, data quality in longitudinal surveys, blurring public and private enterprises in the U.S. economy, and census evaluation....The third day...featured papers on Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collection (CASIC) as part of a CASIC Technologies Interchange. The papers focused on future trends in CASIC software and on development of integrated systems of CASIC technologies within data collection organizations....The proceedings volume contains the full record of the conference--all papers, formal discussions, and summaries of the floor discussions."
For the proceedings of the 1993 conference, see 60:10708.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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.

61:10774 Alberman, Eva; Botting, Beverley; Blatchley, Nick; Twidell, Alan. A new hierarchical classification of causes of infant deaths in England and Wales. Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol. 70, No. 5, May 1994. 403-9 pp. London, England. In Eng.
This study concerns issues regarding the classification of infant deaths and stillbirths in England and Wales since 1986, when new certificates for recording such deaths were introduced. The aim of the study is "to adapt previous classifications to derive a single cause grouping for stillbirths and infant deaths which would provide the maximum information about preventability and yet meet the national and international responsibilities of OPCS [Office of Population Censuses and Surveys]. The methods used and the tests carried out on the validity and consistency of the chosen classification are described."
Correspondence: E. Alberman, Medical College of St. Bartholemew's Hospital, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Department of Environmental and Preventive Medicine, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, England. Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

61:10775 Jorge, Maria H. P. de M.; Gotlieb, Sabina L. D.; Soboll, Maria L. M. S.; de Almeida, Marcia F.; Latorre, Maria do R. D. O. Evaluation of the information system on live births and of the use of its data in epidemiology and health statistics. [Avaliacao do sistema de informacao sobre nascidos vivos e o uso de seus dados em epidemiologia e estatisticas de saude.] Revista de Saude Publica, Vol. 27, Suppl., Dec 1993. 2-46 pp. Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Por. with sum. in Eng.
This study reports on an evaluation of the System of Information on Live Births (SINASC) set up by the Brazilian Ministry of Health in 1990. The data concern 15,142 hospital live births occurring in five cities in the state of Sao Paulo in 1992. "It was seen that the system achieved a high degree of completeness (99.5%) and obtained a very accurate report for most of the items, though rather poor reporting for Apgar Score, length of gestation, mother's schooling, parity and father's name."
Correspondence: M. H. P. de M. Jorge, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Faculdade de Saude Publica, Departamento de Epidemiologia, Av. Dr. Arnaldo 715, 01255 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10776 Pathak, K. B.; Ram, F. Completeness of civil registration in India and some major states. IIPS Research Report Series, No. 2, 1993-1994. iii, 38 pp. International Institute for Population Sciences: Bombay, India. In Eng.
"The main objective of the present study was to estimate completeness of registration of births and deaths in India and its major states during 1981-91. In the present project methods proposed by Brass (1975) and Bennett and Horiuchi (1983) have been used to estimate the completeness of death registration. For birth registration, a method proposed by Pathak and Ram (1981) has been utilized." The results suggest that the quality of the civil registration system has declined since the 1960s, and that only about 50 percent of adult deaths are currently registered. Some state differences in the completeness of vital registration are examined.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10777 Swamy, V. S. Sample Registration System in India--a perspective. In: `. Occasional Paper, No. 4 of 1992, 1994. ix, 113 pp. Office of the Registrar General: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This is a description of the development of the Sample Registration System set up in India in 1964-1965. The system uses dual records designed to provide accurate estimates of vital rates. "This publication is aimed at bringing together all the relevant details since the inception of SRS concerning evolution, implementation and technical aspects governing the system including tabulation. It is hoped that this will serve as a useful guide for planning similar surveys."
Correspondence: Office of the Registrar General, Ministry of Home Affairs, 2/A Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110 011, India. 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.

61:10778 Barrett, Richard E. Using the 1990 U.S. census for research. Guides to Major Social Science Data Bases, No. 3, ISBN 0-8039-5389-5. LC 94-17655. 1994. x, 86 pp. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California/London, England. In Eng.
This is a guide to the information collected in the 1990 U.S. census. The author "reviews the history and content of the census and explains the issues that researchers using it must confront. He indicates the topics that are on the 'short forms' administered to everyone and those that are measured for a sample of the population on 'long forms.' [He] notes some significant changes in the 1990 census--in, for example, the measurement of ancestry, education, and relationships among household members. He reviews census definitions of geographic units, the procedures used by the Bureau of the Census to gather data, and some significant problems--notably that of undercount. The guide gives special attention to the available data products based on the 1990 census, including both data on geographic units and the Public Use Microdata Samples. [The author] identifies the different forms in which researchers can obtain these data, including printed tables, microfiche, magnetic tape, and CD-ROM."
Correspondence: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10779 Canada. Statistics Canada (Ottawa, Canada). Age, sex, marital status and common-law status. 1991 Census Technical Reports: Reference Product Series, Pub. Order No. 92-325E. ISBN 0-660-14258-9. Mar 1993. iii, 66 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
This is one in a series of technical reports from the 1991 Canadian census which present in detail information on specific population characteristics. This report examines the data on age and sex distribution, marital status, and consensual unions.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publications Division, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10780 Canada. Statistics Canada (Ottawa, Canada). 1991 census geography: a historical comparison. Pub. Order No. 92-311E. ISBN 0-660-14257-0. Aug 1993. ii, 51 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
"This publication is one of many reference products designed to assist users of census data in finding, understanding and comparing census information. It provides an overview of changes from 1986 to 1991 in the geographic areas used for disseminating census data. Some differences from previous censuses are also indicated, where applicable. The changes are described in terms of the geographic area concept and rules of definition, as well as the number of changes to the various geographic boundaries."
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publications Division, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10781 Cheng, Tiejun; Selden, Mark. The origins and social consequences of China's hukou system. China Quarterly, No. 139, Sep 1994. 644-68 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article offers a documentary study tracing the origins and development of the hukou system of population registration and control, and scrutinizes its relationship to a host of connected institutions, for clues to understanding distinctive features of China's developmental trajectory and social structure in the era of mobilizational collectivism." The authors note that "the hukou system decisively shaped China's collectivist socialism by creating a spatial hierarchy of urban places and prioritizing the city over the countryside; by controlling population movement up and down the spatially defined status hierarchy, preventing population flow to the largest cities, enforcing the permanent exile of urban residents to the countryside, and binding people to the village or city of their birth; and by transferring the locus of decision-making with respect to population mobility and work from the transformed household to the work unit or danwei, specifically, in the countryside, to the lowest unit of the collective."
Correspondence: T. Cheng, State University of New York, Institute for Research on Multiculturalism and Labor, Binghamton, NY 13901. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

61:10782 de Beer, Joop; Kuijper, Hans; Noordam, Rene; Prins, Kees; Sprangers, Arno. Linking of immigrant flow and stock data in the Netherlands; present and future possibilities. Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1993. 321-34 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
The authors examine ways currently under consideration to link data on the resident population and on immigrants in the Netherlands. "An important development is the introduction of a new computerized population registration system in the near future. One of the features in the new system is that each inhabitant will be identified by a unique identification number. This promises well for opportunities in matching data at the individual level. It is therefore expected that in the new situation it will be possible to better link immigrant stock and flow data."
Correspondence: J. de Beer, Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics, Department for Population Statistics, P.O. Box 959, 2270 AZ Voorburg, Netherlands. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

61:10783 Edmonston, Barry; Schultze, Charles. Modernizing the U.S. census. ISBN 0-309-05182-7. LC 94-69488. 1995. xv, 460 pp. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is the report of a panel set up under the auspices of the National Research Council's Committee on National Statistics to study the basic requirements for the U.S. decennial census. It includes chapters on the role of the census, population coverage and its implications, census cost increases and their causes, radical alternatives to the census, a redesigned census, census content, data on race and ethnicity, and intercensal small-area data. "Our analysis leads to one overarching recommendation for a substantially redesigned census in order to contain costs, reduce error in the population count, and improve data quality. We believe that significant changes in the census, which the Census Bureau in large part is planning to test, can achieve significant improvements in the data and at the same time make it possible to realize significant reductions in costs."
Correspondence: National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Box 285, Washington, D.C. 20418. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10784 Mitra, Asok. Census 1961: new pathways. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 51-52, Dec 17-24, 1994. 3,207-21 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
"This narrative recounts the activities prior to and during the operation of the 1961 Census [of India] and describes briefly the 26 projects carried out during the process. While the problems were many, the 1961 Census saw a number of innovations at the administrative and operational levels."
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:10785 Nanda, A. R. Census 1991: challenges and innovations. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 51-52, Dec 17-24, 1994. 3,227-34 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
"Over the decades of its existence the Census Organisation of India has had to face a range of issues and resolve problems of data collection and tabulation through numerous innovations. The 1991 Census too presented specific problems and has seen the introduction of methods which have sought to capture micro data comprehensively."
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:10786 Padmanabha, P. Census of India, 1981: organisational issues. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 51-52, Dec 17-24, 1994. 3,222-5 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
"The experience of census operations [in India's 1981 census] would seem to indicate the need for serious consideration of important issues. For instance, can the census restrict itself to providing a head count and information on the basic characteristics of the population at the smallest administrative level, leaving the collection of other more sophisticated aspects to sample surveys and other systems of data gathering?"
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:10787 Peyser, Alexia; Chackiel, Juan. The indigenous population in Latin American censuses. [La poblacion indigena en los censos de America Latina.] Notas de Poblacion, Vol. 22, No. 59, Jun 1994. 93-119 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"On reviewing the information about the indigenous population in the [Latin American] census data, clear discrepancies can be found. The main problem lies in the various definitions of indigenous population....The greatest difficulty arises from the multiple dimensionality of socio-cultural elements....Existing estimates on indigenous population for the whole region largely vary and, in most cases, seem to be determined by strong emotions or, at least, based on highly subjective criteria. In spite of the strong criticism about the estimates taken from the population censuses, this source is generally one of the few with a real base."
Correspondence: A. Peyser, UN Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Edificio Naciones Unidas, Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, Casilla 91, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10788 Prins, C. J. M.; Harmsen, C. N. Demographic statistics after the GBA Law is passed. [Bevolkingsstatistieken na de inwerkingtreding van de Wet GBA.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 42, No. 9, Sep 1994. 32-6 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"The Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs plans to replace the old written population systems on paper with a new system of decentralized automated population registers (in Dutch this system is called: GBA) on 1 October 1994....In the summer of 1993 Statistics Netherlands carried out a test to find out whether the GBA messages are appropriate for making population statistics. To do this such messages were forwarded to Statistics Netherlands by five municipalities for three months. The conclusion of the test results was that the GBA system is technically adequate for making population statistics."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10789 Radovanovic, Svetlana. A critical overview of the 1991 census. [Neke kriticke opaske na popis stanovnistva 1991. Godine.] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 30-31, 1992-1993. 171-7 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
The author describes how socioeconomic factors and the political situation affected the 1991 census of Yugoslavia. The complexity of the census is described and the professional competence of the statisticians involved assessed.
Correspondence: S. Radovanovic, Univerzitet u Beogradu, Instituta Drustvenih Nauka, Centar za Demografska Istrazivanja, Narodnog Fronta 45, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10790 Rajan, S. Irudaya. Heading towards a billion. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 51-52, Dec 17-24, 1994. 3,201-5 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
The author introduces a selection of papers on the Indian census in general and the 1991 census in particular. "Among the subjects discussed are problems of conducting the census operations and collection of data, especially at the field level, the decline in the sex ratio and in the population growth rate, the employment situation with the focus on women and work, urbanisation, and the nature of demographic transition in India."
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:10791 Rozsa, Gabor. Population censuses and their costs. [A nepszamlalasok es koltsegeik.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 72, No. 12, Dec 1994. 920-8 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
This is a summary of a report from an international project involving France, Hungary, Sweden, and the United Kingdom on the cost of taking censuses. "The author...shows...the most important parts of the summary report, pointing out the main characteristics of the recent censuses of the participating countries, the comparisons of costs converted to the price level of 1991, and the explanatory notes necessary to understand the differences."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10792 Ruggles, Steven. Historical demography from the census: applications of the American census microdata files. In: Old and new methods in historical demography, edited by David S. Reher and Roger Schofield. 1993. 383-93 pp. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England. In Eng.
The development of public-use samples for U.S. censuses from 1880 to 1990 is described. The methodological and substantive implications of this development for the study of such topics as household composition, fertility, life-course analysis, household economy, women's labor force participation, and ethnicity and immigration are reviewed. The author concludes that "the public-use microdata series will allow the construction of comparable cross-tabulations on a wide range of topics that were not covered by census publications, or were incompletely tabulated. Perhaps even more important is the potential for pooled multivariate analyses opened up by the availability of microdata."
Correspondence: S. Ruggles, University of Minnesota, Department of History, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10793 Simpson, Stephen N. Coverage of the Great Britain census of population and housing. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A: Statistics in Society, Vol. 157, No. 3, 1994. 313-6 pp. London, England. In Eng.
The extent of the undercount in the 1991 U.K. census and its consequences are described. The author notes that "the 1.2 million non-response, the difference between the published census figure and the final population estimate, is concentrated among young adults aged 20-34 years, particularly males, but includes significant numbers of young children and of very elderly people (80 years old and older)." Ways to reduce the level of non-response in future censuses are discussed.
Correspondence: S. N. Simpson, City of Bradford Municipal Council, Bradford, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:10794 Vemuri, Murali D. Data collection in census: a survey of census enumerators. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 29, No. 51-52, Dec 17-24, 1994. 3,240-8 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
"In this paper a framework for analysing measurement error [in the Indian census] is presented. Based on the framework, the results of a survey of 1981 Census enumerators are discussed. This exploratory survey is focused on the primary demographic data collected in the census using two individual (universal and sample) forms. While some errors are committed by enumerators, other errors occur independent of enumerator characteristics."
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

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 .

61:10795 Garenne, Michel; van Ginneken, Jeroen. Comparison of retrospective surveys with a longitudinal follow-up in Senegal: SFS, DHS and Niakhar. European Journal of Population/Revue Europeenne de Demographie, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1994. 203-21 pp. Hingham, Massachusetts/Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"This study compares the data obtained from two retrospective surveys: the Senegal Fertility Survey (SFS) and the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) with the data obtained from a longitudinal follow-up study held among the Sereer, living in a rural area of Senegal (Niakhar). The study shows that the fertility level is slightly higher in the retrospective surveys than in the longitudinal follow-up, the difference being mainly due to an overestimation of the fertility rate of the age group 15-19 years. The mortality levels and trends among under-five children are correctly estimated by the DHS, but are underestimated by the SFS. The age pattern of mortality is slightly biased in the DHS and SFS, owing to errors on age at the time of death in these retrospective surveys. The comparison of the nutritional status was difficult to make because of the small sample size used in the DHS."
Correspondence: M. Garenne, Harvard University, School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Room 1208, Boston, MA 02115. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10796 Haaga, John; DaVanzo, Julie; Peterson, Christine; Tey, Nai Peng. Twelve-year follow-up of respondents in a sample survey in Peninsular Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, Jun 1994. 61-72 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
"This note reports the experience of an attempt to find and re-interview in late 1988 and early 1989, as part of the Second Malaysian Family Life Survey (MFLS-2), the female respondents to the 1976-77 Malaysian Family Life Survey (MFLS-1) and a sample of their adult children aged 18 or older....We discuss the field methods used to track the panel members and their adult children, report follow-up rates and analyze the selectivity of attrition from the panel, using data from the MFLS-1 on characteristics of both the missing and the re-interviewed respondents and their families. We then discuss the degree to which these results might be generalized to other such attempts at re-contacting survey respondents."
Correspondence: J. Haaga, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Committee on Population, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20418. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10797 McFarlane, Carmen P.; Friedman, Jay S.; Morris, Leo. Contraceptive Prevalence Survey, Jamaica, 1993. Volume I: administrative report. Feb 1994. vi, 161 pp. National Family Planning Board: Kingston, Jamaica. In Eng.
This is the administrative report from the 1993 Jamaica Contraceptive Prevalence Survey, the fifth in a series of surveys of this kind. It is one of a set of five planned reports presenting results from the survey.
For Volumes II and III, also published in 1994, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: National Family Planning Board, Kingston, Jamaica. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10798 Michael, Robert T.; Gagnon, John H.; Laumann, Edward O.; Kolata, Gina. Sex in America: a definitive survey. ISBN 0-316-07524-8. LC 94-18258. 1994. 300 pp. Little, Brown: Boston, Massachusetts. In Eng.
This book, which is intended for a general audience, presents results from a survey on current sexual behavior in the United States based on a random sample of 3,432 scientifically selected respondents. The survey was carried out in 1992. It includes chapters on the survey methodology, who are the sex partners, finding a partner, how many sex partners people have, how often people have sex, sex practices and preferences, masturbation and erotica, homosexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, forced sex, and sex in society.
Correspondence: Little, Brown and Company, 34 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108-1493. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10799 Population Council (New York, New York). Egypt 1992: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 25, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1994. 243-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1992-1993 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 10,760 households, 9,864 women aged 15-49, and 2,466 husbands. Statistics are provided in tabular format on population characteristics, fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive use, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, disease prevention and treatment, and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10800 Population Council (New York, New York). Kenya 1993: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 25, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1994. 310-4 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1993 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 7,950 households, 7,540 women aged 15-49, and 2,336 men. Tabular data are provided 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).

61:10801 Population Council (New York, New York). Syria 1993: results from the PAPCHILD Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 25, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1994. 248-52 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1993 Syria Maternal and Child Health Survey, which was conducted within the framework of the Pan Arab Project for Child Development (PAPCHILD). The survey covered 19,971 households, 4,814 ever-married women aged 15-54, and 4,356 children under age five. Statistics are provided in tabular format on population characteristics, fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive use, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, disease prevention and treatment, and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:10802 Riede, Thomas; Emmerling, Dieter. Analyses of voluntary responses in the microcensus: are survey results distorted by voluntary responses? [Analysen zur Freiwilligkeit der Auskunftserteilung im Mikrozensus: sind Stichprobenergebnisse bei Freiwilliger Auskunftserteilung verzerrt?] Wirtschaft und Statistik, No. 9, Sep 1994. 733-42 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger.
An attempt is made to determine whether microcensus results in Germany are less reliable when responses to questions are voluntary rather than required. The analysis focuses on two questions that have been voluntary since 1991: highest level of general schooling completed and most recent occupational training completed. Data are from the 1991, 1992, and 1993 microcensuses. Earlier data are included for comparative purposes.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

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