Volume 62 - Number 1 - Spring 1996

P. Professional Meetings and Conferences

Proceedings of professional meetings of general demographic concern, except for proceedings coded under the specific topic discussed and cross-referenced to this heading. Items about conferences are also classified under this heading.

62:10783 American Statistical Association [ASA] (Alexandria, Virginia). 1994 proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. ISBN 1-883276-09-8. [1995?]. vii, 263 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
These proceedings include papers presented at the 1994 Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, held in Toronto, Canada, August 13-18, 1994. Sessions organized under the auspices of the Social Statistics Section examined such issues as immigration, the estimation and projection of demographic and social characteristics, and the empirical investigation of labor force problems.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: American Statistical Association, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10784 American Statistical Association [ASA] (Alexandria, Virginia). American Statistical Association, 1992 proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1992]. viii, 331 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of meetings sponsored by the Social Statistics Secretariat at the annual convention of the American Statistical Association, held in Boston, Massachusetts, August 9-13, 1992. The papers are organized under 15 topics, which include changing gender roles, sources of data, the determinants of health status, census data on race and ethnicity, the homeless, labor force and the quality of SIPP [Survey of Income and Program Participation] data, income and poverty, new statistical applications of social research, modeling cause and effect, traffic safety, the impact of socioeconomic status on health, techniques of demographic analysis, improving health with statistics, statistics and human rights, and education.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: American Statistical Association, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10785 Asociacion Brasileira de Estudios de Poblacion [ABEP] (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); United Nations. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE] (Santiago, Chile); International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP] (Liege, Belgium); Programa Latinoamericano de Actividades en Poblacion [PROLAP] (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Sociedad Mexicana de Demografia [SOMEDE] (Mexico City, Mexico). Fourth Latin American Population Conference: the Demographic Transition in Latin America and the Caribbean. [IV Conferencia Latinoamericana de Poblacion: la Transicion Demografica en America Latina y el Caribe.] 1994. 1,133; 945 pp. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica [INEGI]: Aguascalientes, Mexico; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales: Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa; Por.
These are the proceedings of a conference held in Mexico City, March 23-26, 1993. They are in two volumes, with the first volume published in two separate parts. The first part of Volume 1 includes the papers presented at the plenary sessions, which concern various aspects of the demographic transition in Latin America. The second part of Volume 1 contains a selection of papers from the parallel sessions held at the conference. The second volume includes the remaining papers from the parallel sessions. Most of the papers are in Spanish, with some in Portuguese. The geographical focus is on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Geografia e Informatica, Avenida Heroe de Nacozari Num. 2301 Sur, Acceso 11, P.B. Fracc. Jardines del Parque, C.P. 20270, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10786 Hohn, Charlotte. The path to and from Cairo. [Der Weg nach und von Kairo.] Zeitschrift fur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1995. 3-26 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
"This contribution first attempts to cast some light on the history of the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994 (ICPD) from the demographic point of view....Then the determinants of the fertility decline slowly starting in third world countries are discussed....The International Conference on Population in Mexico City in 1984 and its main topics are also dealt with. In another part of this contribution, the ICPD, its conference topics and especially the new Programme of Action adopted there are...discussed."
Correspondence: C. Hohn, Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 6, Postfach 5528, 65180 Wiesbaden, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10787 Johansson, S. Ryan. Complexity, morality, and policy at the Population Summit. Population and Development Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Jun 1995. 361-86 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author discusses the proposition that "values, norms, and rights are fundamental to the management of human social systems because those systems are complex....After summarizing some of the tenets of complexity and their application to the social sciences, I consider selected essays presented at the [1993 Population] Summit that illustrate how some of these ideas seem to have been applied, both to explain empirical data and to justify certain policy prescriptions in explicitly ethical terms."
For a report on the Population Summit, edited by Francis Graham-Smith, see 61:10001.
Correspondence: S. R. Johansson, Stanford University, Department of History, Stanford, CA 94305-2024. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10788 McIntosh, C. Alison; Finkle, Jason L. The Cairo Conference on Population and Development: a new paradigm? Population and Development Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Jun 1995. 223-60, 464-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Spa.
"The United Nations population conference held in Cairo in September 1994 departed in several respects from its predecessors at Bucharest and Mexico City. The end of the Cold War, the election of a liberal President in the United States, and an unprecedented level of participation by nongovernmental organizations contributed to a political environment in which orthodox population policy was devalued. In its place, the conference outlined a `new paradigm' in which the reduction of global population growth was replaced by an individual-level model with women's health, rights, status, and empowerment at its heart. The authors argue that this result was primarily a consequence of an extraordinarily effective campaign undertaken by the international women's movement. The article analyzes the politics of the main protagonists: the women's movement, the United States government, and the Holy See. The authors conclude that there is a disjunction between the political process that produced the Program of Action and the strategies that will be required to mobilize the resources and commitment for its implementation."
Correspondence: C. A. McIntosh, University of Michigan, Center for Population Planning, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10789 Mertens, Walter. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Context and characteristics. IUSSP Policy and Research Papers, No. 7, ISBN 2-87108-051-8. 1995. 35 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
This volume contains a condensed overview of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo, Egypt, in September. The focus is on the contributions of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population to the conference.
Correspondence: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 34 rue des Augustins, 4000 Liege, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10790 Perlman, Mark. The Population Summit: reflections on the world's leading problems. Population and Development Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Jun 1995. 341-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author discusses some of the issues raised in papers presented at the 1993 Population Summit held in New Delhi, India.
For a report on the Population Summit, edited by Francis Graham-Smith, see 61:10001.
Correspondence: M. Perlman, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10791 Rothschild, Emma. Echoes of the Malthusian debate at the Population Summit. Population and Development Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Jun 1995. 351-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author discusses "the hypothesis of enlightened or environmental Malthusianism" as expressed by contributors to the Population Summit, held in New Delhi, India, in 1993.
For a report on the Population Summit, edited by Francis Graham-Smith, see 61:10001.
Correspondence: E. Rothschild, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10792 Tobias, Michael. What did Cairo accomplish? Population and Environment, Vol. 16, No. 6, Jul 1995. 539-42 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author critically examines the goals and accomplishments of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo, Egypt.
Correspondence: M. Tobias, Population Education Committee, 11646 West Pico Boulevard, #23, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10793 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). 1995 Annual Research Conference, March 19-21, 1995. Proceedings. Aug 1995. xii, 785 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the 1995 Annual Research Conference sponsored 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 conferences also feature the work of the ASA/NSF/Census Research Fellows." At this conference, there were sessions on census design, response errors in longitudinal surveys, administrative records in labor force surveys, imputation, demographic issues and administrative records, modeling and estimation, race and ethnicity, social issues, technology use in data collection and analysis, small area estimation (two sessions), establishing industrial classification codes, and statistics for measuring the national economy.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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