Volume 61 - Number 2 - Summer 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.

61:20800 Brey, Hansjorg; Heinritz, Gunter. Population statistics in Cyprus: in the mist of statistics. [Bevolkerungsbewegungen in Zypern im Nebel der Statistik.] Geographische Zeitschrift, Vol. 81, No. 3, 1993. 157-75 pp. Stuttgart, Germany. In Ger. with sum. in Eng.
The authors examine issues concerning population statistics in Cyprus since the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the political division of the island, particularly how political considerations affect population data. "The article follows two objectives: First, to uncover the motives, strategies and techniques of statistical and argumentative manipulation. Second, the authors try to draw a realistic picture of recent demographic developments in Cyprus by using all available data as objectively as possible." Particular attention is given to population trends in the Turkish-controlled part of the island. The authors conclude that "the demographic question until today represents one of the major obstacles in the search for a political solution of the Cyprus problem."
Correspondence: H. Brey, Technische Universitat Munchen, Geographisches Institut, Arcistrasse 21, 8000 Munich 2, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

61:20801 European Communities. Statistical Office [EUROSTAT] (Luxembourg). Definitions and methods of collecting demographic statistics in the European Community countries. Theme 3, Population and Social Conditions: Series E, Methods, ISBN 92-826-7125-9. 1994. 250 pp. Luxembourg. In Eng.
This document provides comparative information on definitions and methods of collecting demographic statistics in the countries of the European Community. It describes "ways of collecting data on vital events registered at local level (births, marriages, divorces, deaths and foetal deaths); how transmission of the data from the local level to the National Statistical Institutes is organised; [and] the methods used by the National Statistical Institutes to compile official demographic statistics and send them to Eurostat." Examples of the civil registration forms used in the 12 member states are included.
Correspondence: European Communities, EUROSTAT, Batiment Jean Monnet, 2920 Luxembourg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20802 Fisher, Susan G.; Weber, Laura; Goldberg, Jack; Davis, Faith. Mortality ascertainment in the veteran population: alternatives to the National Death Index. American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 141, No. 3, Feb 1, 1995. 242-50 pp. Baltimore, Maryland. In Eng.
"The purpose of this study was to estimate and compare the mortality ascertainment obtained from the [U.S.] Department of Veterans Affairs Patient Treatment File and Beneficiary Identification and Record Locator System (BIRLS) with that obtained from the National Death Index on a cohort of 17,118 male veterans hospitalized in 1970 or 1971. Based on the 4,246 deaths identified in this cohort between 1979 and 1988, the sensitivities of BIRLS, the Patient Treatment File, and the National Death Index were 94.5%, 33.0%, and 96.7%, respectively." The value of the Veterans Affairs databases for large-scale studies of mortality is noted.
Correspondence: S. G. Fisher, Loyola University, Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2160 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

61:20803 Hooz, Istvan. Nationality statistics and the possibilities of reforming them. East European Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter 1994. 417-36 pp. Boulder, Colorado. In Eng.
This article concerns statistics on national minorities and how such data are collected in Hungary. In particular, the author examines the accuracy of estimating such groups using data on language as collected in the 1980 census. These data are compared with data from a survey on ancestry and language undertaken by the University of Pecs in the early 1980s.
Correspondence: I. Hooz, Janus Pannonius University, Rakoczi u. 80, 7622 Pecs, Hungary. 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.

61:20804 Fair, Martha. The development of national vital statistics in Canada: Part 1--from 1605 to 1945. [Historique de la statistique de l'etat civil au Canada: premiere partie--de 1605 a 1945.] Health Reports/Rapports sur la Sante, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1994. 355-75 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng; Fre.
"This article describes the key events in the development of the national vital statistics system in Canada. Particular emphasis is placed on the role played by Statistics Canada, known as the Dominion Bureau of Statistics from 1918 to 1971. There were many obstacles to uniform national compilations, including differences in provincial legislation, the incomplete registration of vital events, a lack of uniform standards in classification and methods of presentation, the omission of important data, the use of fiscal instead of calendar years, and periodic breaks in the annual publications prepared by the provinces and territories." A second part is planned to cover the period since 1945.
Correspondence: M. Fair, Statistics Canada, Health Statistics Division, Occupational and Environmental Health Research Section, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20805 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh [ICDDR,B] (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Demographic Surveillance System--Matlab. Volume twenty two: registration of demographic events--1991. ICDDR,B Scientific Report, No. 74, ISBN 984-551-027-2. Aug 1994. vi, 71 pp. Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
"This report presents the vital registration data for events taking place in 1991 in Matlab, Bangladesh. These data were collected by the Demographic Surveillance System of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh." The results indicate that although fertility continued to decline in both the study and comparison areas, mortality increased, with a particularly sharp increase in infant mortality.
Correspondence: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, G.P.O. Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20806 Morocco. Direction de la Statistique. Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques [CERED] (Rabat, Morocco). Vital statistics: the 1991 reform. [Les statistiques d'etat civil: la reforme de 1991.] Etudes Demographiques, ISBN 9981-807-11-7. 1994. 227 pp. Rabat, Morocco. In Fre.
This report concerns changes implemented in 1991 that affect the vital statistics system in Morocco. In the first part, the vital statistics system is evaluated over the period 1985-1992. Next, the extent of registration of deaths up to 1992 is analyzed. Finally, the completeness of birth registration over this period is examined. The focus is on the extent to which the measures adopted in 1991 have improved data quality and quantity.
Correspondence: Direction de la Statistique, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques, B.P. 178, Rue Mohamed Balhassan, El Ouazzani-Haut Agdal, Rabat, Morocco. 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.

61:20807 Arora, C. S.; Unni, K. N. Utilisation of computers for 1991 census data--the issues and the status. Population Research Abstract, Vol. 5, No. 1, Jun 1994. 13-8 pp. Bangalore, India. In Eng.
"This article focuses on the various possible advantages and the issues involved in the use of microcomputers in census data processing. While highlighting the advantages, the present limitations and the factors to be viewed for caution are also...described. Finally, the 1991 [Indian] Census publication and data dissemination programme...[is] given."
Correspondence: C. S. Arora, Office of the Registrar General, Ministry of Home Affairs, 2/A Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110 011, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20808 Bracken, I.; Martin, D. Linkage of the 1981 and 1991 U.K. censuses using surface modelling concepts. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 27, No. 3, Mar 1995. 379-90 pp. London, England. In Eng.
Problems involving the comparative analysis of data for the 1981 and 1991 U.K. censuses are explored. The authors note that "the integration of 1981 and 1991 data is far from straightforward because of changes in census geography and definitions, in the administration of the census, and in the format and nature of the data. It is explained how, by a further refinement of population surface modelling concepts, these two data sets can be transformed into a single, consistent geographical database independent of the two original and inconsistent zonal structures....The resulting models permit intercensal analysis with considerable spatial flexibility and a number of computational advantages. Illustration is made of the types of analysis that can be supported, and attention is drawn to the availability of the remodelled data to the academic community."
Correspondence: I. Bracken, University of Wales, Department of City and Regional Planning, P.O. Box 906, Cardiff CF1 3YN, Wales. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

61:20809 Choldin, Harvey M. Looking for the last percent: the controversy over census undercounts. ISBN 0-8135-2039-8. LC 93-24224. 1994. x, 264 pp. Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
This study concerns the conflict over what to do about undercounts in the 1980 and 1990 U.S. censuses. In particular, this conflict involves the fact that those missed by the census are likely to be members of poor minority groups who live in cities. Mayors, governors, and others with primarily political concerns want the census figures statistically adjusted to correct for those undercounts. However, federal officials under Presidents Reagan and Bush viewed statistical adjustment as an unproven modification to traditional census methods. The study examines the 1980 census and two main lawsuits against the government, which concern Detroit and New York. It concludes by describing research and development at the Census Bureau on measuring census coverage and adjustment prior to the 1990 census, the political maneuvers preceding the census, and the design and execution of the census, culminating in the decision not to adjust 1990 census results.
Correspondence: Rutgers University Press, 109 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20810 Finland. Tilastokeskus (Helsinki, Finland). Population census, Volume 9B. Evaluation study of the 1990 census. Nov 1994. 107 pp. Helsinki, Finland. In Eng.
"The 1990 population and housing census [of Finland] was carried out for the first time entirely on the basis of existing register data, without any inquiries posted to the population. In connection with the census the same data sets were collected in a sample survey using questionnaires. This report compares the findings of the register-based census and the questionnaire survey."
Correspondence: Tilastokeskus, PL 504, 00101 Helsinki, Finland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20811 Huang, Rongqing. Accuracy of age reporting in census regarding nationalities with population over one million people in China. Chinese Journal of Population Science, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1994. 113-28 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"Quality inspection of census results may be conducted in three areas: failure to report...,repetitive reportage...,and erroneous reportage....This study focuses on error report on age by people of different nationalities in China....Discussions in this paper are mainly devoted to the accuracy of age reporting...in the fourth census [of 1990]."
Correspondence: R. Huang, Beijing School of Economics, Population Research Institute, Beijing, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20812 Mills, Karen M. Americans overseas in U.S. censuses. U.S. Bureau of the Census Technical Paper, No. 62, Nov 1993. iii, 76 pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This report documents the treatment of Americans living overseas in the decennial censuses, particularly those conducted in the 20th century. Excluded from this discussion are U.S. citizens temporarily abroad on private business, travel, and so forth. Such persons were enumerated in each census at their usual place of residence in the United States as absent members of their own households." The author notes the inconsistencies over time in the census treatment of Americans living abroad.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20813 Pearce, David; White, Ian. 1991 census of Great Britain: summary of results. Population Trends, No. 78, Winter 1994. 34-43 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"All the scheduled Topic Statistics Population Statistics reports from the 1991 [Great Britain] Census are now published. This article illustrates the Census range of statistics contained in these reports, making some comparisons with results from the 1981 Census for those topics where there are comparable figures."
Correspondence: D. Pearce, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20814 Rees, P. Research using the 1991 census of population, Part 2. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 27, No. 4, Apr 1995. 515-614 pp. London, England. In Eng.
This is the second of two special sections concerning research using data from the 1991 census of the United Kingdom. This selection includes papers focusing on deprivation, unemployment, ethnicity, and religion.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: P. Rees, University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds LS2 9JT, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

61:20815 Rees, P. Research using the 1991 census of population: development of tools for analysis. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 27, No. 3, Mar 1995. 349-52 pp. London, England. In Eng.
This is an introductory editorial to a selection of papers focusing on research using data from the 1991 census of the United Kingdom. The emphasis is on the increase in such research due to the availability of the data in machine-readable format and on the development of tools for analysis of the data.
Correspondence: P. Rees, University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds LS2 9JT, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

61:20816 Steffey, Duane L.; Bradburn, Norman M. Counting people in the information age. ISBN 0-309-05178-9. LC 94-68466. 1994. x, 226 pp. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is a report from the Panel to Evaluate Alternative Census Methods set up by the National Research Council's Committee on National Statistics. The panel was set up in 1992 to examine aspects of alternative census design in the United States, and conducted much of its work through four working groups, which were concerned with "(1) response and coverage issues, including alternative enumeration methods; (2) sampling and statistical estimation; (3) administrative records; and (4) alternatives for small-area data collection." The report reflects the collective thinking of the panel on these issues, and concludes with a number of recommendations.
Correspondence: National Academy Press, Box 285, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20418. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20817 Thompson, Eric J. The 1991 census of population in England and Wales. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A: Statistics in Society, Vol. 158, No. 2, 1995. 203-40 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This paper describes the 1991 census in England and Wales: how it was planned and implemented and how its results are being assessed. The description brings out the tradeoffs that are necessary in undertaking a census, and some respects in which plans for a census in 2001 will need to take account of experience of that in 1991." Consideration is given to such issues as confidentiality, the ethnic group question, underenumeration, census output, and future plans for census improvement. A discussion of the paper by various contributors and an author's response is included (pp. 230-40).
Correspondence: E. J. Thompson, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:20818 Wakabayashi, Keiko. A note on the 1990 population census of China. Jinkogaku Kenkyu/Journal of Population Studies, No. 14, May 1991. 79-83 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn.
The author discusses some results from the 1990 census of China and makes comparisons with data from the 1982 census.
Correspondence: K. Wakabayashi, Institute of Population Problems, Ministry of Health and Welfare, 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-45, Japan. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

61:20819 Zhang, Sai; Sun, Jingxin; Sun, Huaiyang; Wang, Jili; Zhang, Weimin; Feng, Nailin; Ji, Yonghua; Zhang, Ruyue; Wang, Sihai. 1990 population census of China: proceedings of international seminar. ISBN 7-5037-1308-9. 1994. 963 pp. China Statistical Publishing House: Beijing, China. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of an international seminar on the 1990 census of China held in October 1991 in Beijing. The 64 papers included cover a wide range of issues concerning the 1990 census as well as a number of papers dealing with censuses in other countries. The papers are loosely organized by topic, including general census, methodological issues, data processing, data quality, and census results.
Correspondence: China Statistical Publishing House, 38 Yuetan Nanjie, Sanlihe, Beijing 100826, China. 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 .

61:20820 Balasubramanian, K.; Mulay, Sanjeevanee; Kulkarni, Sumati; Kanitkar, Tara; Govindasamy, Pavalavalli; Retherford, Robert. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), Maharashtra, 1992-93. Nov 1994. xxvi, 298 pp. Population Research Centre: Pune, India; International Institute for Population Sciences: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is the report for the state of Maharashtra from the National Family Health Survey of India carried out in 1992-1993. The Maharashtra survey included a representative sample of 4,106 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 4,063 households, as well as 2,127 children of those women born in the 4 years prior to the survey. Following introductory chapters on survey design and methodology, the report has chapters on households and respondent characteristics, nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, village profiles and knowledge of AIDS.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20821 Bhat, P. N. Mari; Rajaretnam, T.; Roy, T. K.; Ramesh, B. M.; Feeney, Griffith. National Family and Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning): Goa 1992-93. Jan 1995. xxvii, 290 pp. J. S. S. Institute of Economic Research, Population Research Centre: Dharwad, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports presenting results from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report presents results for the state of Goa, involving 3,141 ever-married women age 13-49 from 3,741 households and 1,152 of their children born in the four years prior to the survey. The results are presented for the whole state, and separately for rural and urban areas. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, village profiles, and knowledge of AIDS.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20822 Goyal, R. S.; Grover, Deepak; Sebastian, Annamma; Ramesh, B. M.; Govindasamy, Pavalavalli. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning): Haryana, 1993. Feb 1995. xxvii, 292 pp. Panjab University, Population Research Centre: Chandigarh, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports presenting results from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns Haryana, and involves a representative sample of 2,846 ever-married women age 13-49 from 2,735 households, and 1,826 of their children born in the four years prior to the survey. The results are presented for the whole state, and separately for rural and urban areas. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, and village profiles.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20823 Laumann, Edward O.; Gagnon, John H.; Michael, Robert T.; Michaels, Stuart. The social organization of sexuality: sexual practices in the United States. ISBN 0-226-46957-3. LC 94-3736. 1994. xxxii, 718 pp. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, Illinois/London, England. In Eng.
This study presents results from a 1992 comprehensive survey of sexual behavior in the United States, which involved personal interviews with a representative sample of 3,432 men and women between the ages of 18 and 59. The study "explores the extent to which sexual conduct and general attitudes toward sexuality are influenced by gender, age, marital status, and other demographic characteristics....Other topics covered by the survey include early sexual experiences, masturbation, contraception and fertility, abortion, sexual abuse, coercion, sexual health, satisfaction, and sexual dysfunction. A wide variety of sexual practices and preferences are also explored in the questionnaire, including specific questions on homosexual desire, identity, and behavior, the appeal to various sexual practices, and their frequency and incorporation into sexual lives."
For a related study by Michael et al., see 61:10798.
Correspondence: University of Chicago Press, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

61:20824 Population Council (New York, New York). Philippines 1993: results from the National Demographic Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 26, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1995. 49-53 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are the summary results from the 1993 Philippines National Demographic Survey, which covered 12,995 households and 15,029 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive use, marital status, postpartum variables, infant mortality and child survival, and disease prevention and treatment.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20825 Population Council (New York, New York). Yemen 1991/92: results from the Demographic and Maternal and Child Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 25, No. 6, Pt. 1, Nov-Dec 1994. 368-72 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are the summary results from the 1991/92 Yemen Demographic and Maternal and Child Health Survey, which covered 12,836 households, 5,687 women aged 15-49, and 6,715 children under age 5. Statistics are provided in tabular format on population characteristics, fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive usage, marital status, postpartum variables, infant mortality and child survival, and disease prevention and treatment.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:20826 Rao, N. Baskara; Rayappa, P. Hanumantha; Raju, K. N. M.; Sinha, U. P.; Ramesh, B. M.; Wang, Feng; Luther, Norman Y. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning): Karnataka, 1992-93. Feb 1995. xxvi, 302 pp. Institute for Social and Economic Change, Population Research Centre [PRC]: Bangalore, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports presenting results from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report presents results for Karnataka, involving 4,413 ever-married women age 13-49 from 4,269 households, and 2,344 of their children born during the four years prior to the survey. The results are presented for the whole state, and separately for rural and urban areas. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, village profiles, and benefits from development programs.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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