Volume 62 - Number 2 - Summer 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.

62:20798 Cairo Demographic Centre (Cairo, Egypt). CDC annual seminar, 1991: studies in African and Asian demography. CDC Research Monograph Series, No. 21, 1992. 751 pp. Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the 1991 annual meeting organized by the Cairo Demographic Centre. The 26 papers in the volume are organized under the following topics: fertility and family planning in Egypt, fertility and family planning in Asia and Africa, mortality and morbidity, employment and education, and population and development issues.
Correspondence: Cairo Demographic Centre, 2 Lebanon Street, P.O. Box 73, Mohandiseen 12655, Cairo, Egypt. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20799 Cairo Demographic Centre (Cairo, Egypt). Population issues in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. CDC Research Monograph Series, No. 22, 1993. [viii], 775 pp. Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the Cairo Demographic Centre's 1992 annual seminar, held December 13-15, 1992. The monograph includes 32 papers, which are arranged under the following seven topics: fertility and family planning (two sessions), population and development (two sessions), mortality and health, the PAPCHILD project, and other demographic topics. The primary geographical focus is on Northern Africa and the Middle East.
Correspondence: Cairo Demographic Centre, 78 El-Hadhaba-Elolya, Mokattam 11571, Cairo, Egypt. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20800 Cliquet, Robert; Thienpont, Kristiaan. Population and development: a message from the Cairo conference. European Studies of Population, Vol. 3, ISBN 0-7923-3763-8. LC 95-39653. 1995. xv, 180 pp. Kluwer Academic: Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
This monograph provides background information about the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which was held in Cairo, Egypt, in September 1994. Information is included about the preparation, proceedings, and contents of the meeting. By comparing the ICPD Action Programme with the current scientific literature, the monograph also evaluates the results and recommendations of the conference. The authors conclude that "the ICPD dealt with the key issues concerning the interrelations between population, development and environment, and their causes, and was not limited to marginal issues such as abortion, promiscuity and homosexuality as was the impression given in the media as a result of the way these questions were distorted by the action of religious fundamentalists. The ICPD Action Programme forms an impressive charter with a broad range of relevant policy recommendations. Nevertheless, compared to most of the current scientific literature, the ICPD seems to underestimate the seriousness and urgency of the issues at stake."
Correspondence: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20801 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione (Rome, Italy). Contributions of Italian scholars: European Population Conference, Milan, 4-8 September 1995. [Contributions des chercheurs italiens: Congrès Européen de Démographie, Milan, 4-8 septembre 1995.] 1995. 285 pp. Rome, Italy. In Eng; Fre. with sum. in Ita.
This volume contains the papers presented by Italian scholars at the European Population Conference which took place in Milan, Italy, in September 1995. The conference was organized jointly by the European Association for Population Studies and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. The papers are in English, except for one paper in French, and cover a wide range of topics. Summaries are provided in English, French, and Italian.
Correspondence: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione, Viale Beethoven 56, 00144 Rome, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20802 Duchene, Josianne; Wunsch, Guillaume. The Quetelet Chair 1991: demographic and social data collection and comparability in Europe. [Chaire Quetelet 1991: collecte et comparabilité des données démographiques et sociales en Europe.] ISBN 2-7384-3191-7. 1995. 671 pp. Academia-Erasme: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; L'Harmattan: Paris, France; Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Démographie, Département des Sciences de la Population et du Développement: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. In Eng; Fre.
These are the proceedings of the annual meeting held under the auspices of the Quetelet Chair at the Université Catholique de Louvain, held in Gembloux, Belgium, September 17-20, 1991. The focus of this meeting was on the collection and comparability of demographic and social data in Europe. "This book is...devoted to the problems of comparability in population research: the advantages and limitations of comparative research; the comparability of definitions and data in the field of households, families, and fertility; the comparison of health, morbidity, and mortality data; and finally the problems of comparability in migration research." The 33 papers included are in English or French.
Correspondence: Academia-Erasme, 25 Grand Rue, Boite 115, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20803 Keyfitz, Nathan. What happened in Cairo? A view from the Internet. Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers Canadiens de Sociologie, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1995. 81-90 pp. Edmonton, Canada. In Eng.
The author briefly reviews issues and controversies raised at the UN International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994. "The least one can say is that even if the conference itself has no effect, the themes that were discussed are at the very least indictors of what is acceptable in the outside world. The progression from the barest whisper of birth control in 1927 to defense of abortion, divorce, cohabitation, homosexuality, shows a steady broadening of the range of acceptable language, thought, and action; the conference proceedings tell much of how the world has changed."
Correspondence: N. Keyfitz, Harvard University, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20804 Tabutin, Dominique; Eggerickx, Thierry; Gourbin, Catherine. The Quetelet Chair 1992: demographic transitions and society. [Chaire Quetelet 1992: transitions démographiques et sociétés.] ISBN 2-87209-350-8. 1995. 691 pp. Academia: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; L'Harmattan: Paris, France; Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Démographie, Département des Sciences de la Population et du Développement: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. In Eng; Fre.
These are the proceedings of the annual conference held under the auspices of the Quetelet Chair at the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, September 15-17, 1992. They contain 30 papers on aspects of the demographic transition, ranging from the experiences of European countries in the past to those of developing countries in the present. The papers are divided into the following six topics: general perspectives, theoretical aspects, the interactions among demographic phenomena, economic factors, cultural factors, and policies. The papers are mostly in French, with four contributions in English.
Correspondence: Academia-Bruylant, 25 Grand Rue, Boite 115, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:20805 United Nations. Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis. Population Division (New York, New York). Population consensus at Cairo, Mexico City and Bucharest: an analytical comparison. No. ST/ESA/SER.R/142, Pub. Order No. E.96.XIII.2. ISBN 92-1-151300-6. 1995. iv, 165 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This document presents a comparative analysis of the programs of action adopted at the last three UN global population conferences held in Bucharest in 1974, Mexico City in 1984, and Cairo in 1994.
Correspondence: United Nations Secretariat, Population Division, Room DC2-1950, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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