Volume 63 - Number 1 - Spring 1997

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.

63:10023 Champion, Tony; Wong, Cecilia; Rooke, Ann; Dorling, Daniel; Coombes, Mike; Brunsdon, Chris. The population of Britain in the 1990s: a social and economic atlas. ISBN 0-19-874174-X. LC 96-1647. 1996. ix, 155 pp. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This atlas aims to portray key features of the human geography of Britain in the 1990s. It covers a wide range of topics which we have grouped under seven broad headings relating, in turn, to population distribution and composition, birth place and ethnicity, employment and education, life chances, housing, transport and facilities, and political geography. In addition, the atlas has the secondary objective of illustrating how different types of maps and measures can portray a variety of different topics."
Correspondence: Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10024 Charbit, Yves; Ndiaye, Salif. The population of Senegal. [La population du Sénégal.] ISBN 2-9507117-0-7. LC 95-167708. 1994. viii, 618 pp. Direction de la Prévision et de la Statistique: Dakar, Senegal; Université de Paris V, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Populations Africaines et Asiatiques: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general review of current demographic trends in Senegal. It consists of studies by both French and Senegalese authors from various disciplines including demography. The data for the studies are from many sources, including censuses, surveys, longitudinal surveys, and other qualitative sources such as village histories. The 31 studies are grouped into five sections concerning nuptiality and the family, fertility and its determinants, the socio-demography of fertility and family planning, mortality and health, and urbanization and human resources.
Correspondence: Direction de la Prévision et de la Statistique, B.P. 116, Dakar, Senegal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10025 Dumont, Gérard-François. Regional demographic characteristics and regional and national development. [Les spécificités démographiques des régions et l'aménagement du territoire.] Journal Officiel, No. 4313, ISBN 2-11-074084-1. 1996. 396 pp. Direction des Journaux Officiels: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a report presented to the French Conseil Economique et Social and unanimously adopted at its session of June 25-26, 1996. The author first examines the general factors which are affecting the populations of the 22 regions of France, as well as the differences among these regions. Next, the regions are analyzed individually for developmental and demographic trends. Finally, the need to take the specific demographic situation in each region into account when planning for that region's development is stressed. The author emphasizes the need to prevent a polarization of the French population, in which most of the population would be concentrated in inland urban centers and in the coastal strip, leaving the rest of the country largely unpopulated.
Correspondence: Direction des Journaux Officiels, 26 rue Desaix, 75727 Paris Cedex 15, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10026 Fesbach, Murray. Environmental and health atlas of Russia. ISBN 5-87664-053-0. 1995. xx, [404] pp. PAIMS Publishing House: Moscow, Russia. In Eng.
This publication contains maps of Russia presenting information on the environment and health. It has sections on population, including population size and composition, birth and death rates, natural increase, the rural and urban population, age distribution and the dependency burden, and sex distribution; morbidity; and mortality, including life tables, life expectancy, death rates, excess male mortality, and potential years of life lost.
Correspondence: PAIMS Publishing House, 3 Ordjonikidze str., Moscow 117419, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPIA).

63:10027 Tranter, N. L. British population in the twentieth century. Social History in Perspective, ISBN 0-312-12940-8. LC 95-36424. 1996. xv, 172 pp. St. Martin's Press: New York, New York. In Eng.
This is a study of the demographic changes that occurred in Great Britain over the course of the twentieth century. There are separate chapters on population growth and location, internal and overseas migration, mortality, and fertility. The author suggests that the rapid technological and economic changes that began in the late nineteenth century led to the emergence of a demographic system that was radically different from the one that had persisted more or less unaltered for centuries.
Correspondence: St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10028 Trebici, Vladimir. Demography: selected papers and readings. [Demografie: excerpta et selecta.] ISBN 973-45-0159-3. 1996. 187 pp. Editura Enciclopedica: Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
This book contains a selection of studies published by the author over the past three years, published on the occasion of his 80th birthday. One study is devoted to the national minorities of Romania, and another to the political and demographic history of the province of Bukovina from 1774 to 1993. A bibliography of the author's work is included.
Correspondence: Editura Enciclopedica, Piata Presei Libere Nr.1, Bucharest, Romania. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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.

63:10029 Albrecht, Don E. Population trends in resource-dependent counties. Journal of the Community Development Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1995. 155-68 pp. Urbana, Illinois. In Eng.
"Resource-dependent communities in the United States have a history of economic instability and population decline. In this article, national county-level data were used to compare population trends during the 1980s of resource-dependent counties with counties economically dependent on other sustenance activities. It was found that resource-dependent counties were significantly more likely to experience population declines during the 1980s than other types of counties. This relationship remained significant even when the effects of several variables were statistically controlled."
Correspondence: D. E. Albrecht, Texas A & M University, Department of Rural Sociology, College Station, TX 77843. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10030 Bajraj, Reynaldo F.; Chackiel, Juan. Population in Latin America and the Caribbean: trends and perspectives. [La población en América Latina y el Caribe: tendencias y percepciones.] Notas de Población, No. 62, Dec 1995. 11-55 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
Population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean are analyzed with a focus on the period since 1950. The relation between demographic trends and socioeconomic development in the region since the sixteenth century is first summarized. Sections are then included on population growth and age structure; mortality trends, age structure, and causes of death; and fertility, family planning, and reproductive health.
Correspondence: R. F. Bajraj, UN Centro Latinoamericano de Demografía, Edificio Naciones Unidas, Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, Casilla 91, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10031 Barbieri, Magali; Xuyên, Hoang. Basic population data: Viet Nam. [Données de base sur la population: Viêt-Nam.] ISBN 2-87762-103-0. Mar 1997. 12 pp. Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This report presents a selection of basic demographic data for Viet Nam. Data are included on main demographic indicators, on rural and urban population by province, and on age and sex distribution.
Correspondence: Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10032 Chiassino, Giuseppe; Sacco, Pietro. Comparative analysis of the population of Italy and Austria. [Studio comparativo della popolazione dell'Italia e dell'Austria.] Rassegna Economica, Vol. 60, No. 3, Jul-Sep 1996. 615-48 pp. Naples, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Eng.
"The present work concerns a comparative analysis of the population of Italy and Austria. It is known that these are two countries in an advanced stage of development so that significant differences are not generally found on a demographic level in particular between the two countries. However, for some demographic features the differences between the countries emerges in a relatively clear form: for example the evolution of the total population, some aspects of the birth rate, of the infantile mortality and of the migrations are found to differ considerably passing from one country to the other."
Correspondence: G. Chiassino, Università degli Studi di Bari, Palazzo Ateneo, 70121 Bari, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

63:10033 Csernák, Józsefné. The situation of demographic science in Hungary, 1980-1994. [A demográfiai tudomány helyzete Magyarországon, 1980-1994.] Demográfia, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1995. 275-95 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun.
The author reviews demographic research in Hungary over the period 1980-1994, and the contributions of the various research centers where that research has been conducted. Information is provided on the subjects covered in the demographic publications that were produced in this period.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10034 Gaisie, S. Kwesi. Demographic transition: the predicament of Sub-Saharan Africa. Health Transition Review, Vol. 6, Suppl., 1996. 345-69 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
The author assesses mortality and fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa. Aspects considered include the mortality transition and infrastructural facilities; the fertility transition, from a Malthusian perspective and according to other demographic-economic models; the historical experience; regulation of population growth; an integrated approach; the influence of development strategies; development and population policies; and theoretical frameworks and social science research.
Correspondence: S. K. Gaisie, University of Botswana, Department of Demography, Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10035 Hablicsek, László. Notes on the future of demographic research in Hungary. [Néhány gondolat a magyarországi demográfiai kutatások jövojérol.] Demográfia, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1995. 296-308 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun.
Some aspects of future demographic research in Hungary are outlined.
Correspondence: L. Hablicsek, Kozponti Statisztikai Hivatal, Demographic Research Institute, Veres Palné u. 10, 1053 Budapest, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10036 Klinger, András. Half a century of population research, 1945-1995: past achievements and experiences. [A demográfiai kutatások ötven éve, 1945-1995: eredmények és tapasztalatok.] Demográfia, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1995. 253-74 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun.
The author describes the population research that has been carried on in Hungary over the period 1945 to 1995. A selected list of publications emanating from that research is included.
Correspondence: A. Klinger, V. Falk Miksa-Utca 4, 1055 Budapest, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10037 Meyerfeldt, Manuela. Demographic transformation processes in Bulgaria. [Demographische Transformationsprozesse in Bulgarien.] Europa Regional, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1996. 24-31, 54, 56 pp. Leipzig, Germany. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The economic transformation [in Bulgaria] since 1989 led to severe economic and social problems. The population development under these conditions was marked by a falling birth rate. In 1990, for the first time, there was no increase in population. As a result of the long-term tendency towards a drop in the birth rate and an increase in mortality, Bulgaria suffered a loss in population of 3,000 people in 1990. Between 1989 and 1994 approximately 550,000 people left Bulgaria; approximately 78% of these were under the age of 45. The main reasons for this wave of emigration can be found in the high level of unemployment and in the social and economic instability of the country. The outmigration had considerable effects on the falling birth rate."
Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

63:10038 Muresan, Cornelia. Changes in the demography of Romania: past trends (1948-1994) and future perspectives (1995-2030). [L'évolution démographique en Roumanie: tendances passées (1948-1994) et perspectives d'avenir (1995-2030).] Population, Vol. 51, No. 4-5, Jul-Oct 1996. 813-44 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"This paper reviews demographic changes in Romania during the communist and early post-communist period, including changing structural factors (activity rates, housing, age distribution, ethnic composition), but the discussion is focused mainly on developments in fertility and their consequences. Romanian population policy was coercive in character....Abortion and divorce were banned in 1966. The policy had significant repercussions on fertility and resulted in irregularities at the bottom of the age pyramid. Actual changes are compared with expected changes associated with the demographic transition. Simulation models are used to obtain estimates of the additional births caused by forced natality, the influence on the growth rate, and the slower ageing of the population. Projections up to the year 2030 show that [the] population decline which began in 1990 will vary depending on the assumptions made."
Correspondence: C. Muresan, Universitatea Babez-Bolyal, Str. M. Kogalniceanul, 3400 Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10039 Prins, C. J. M.; Verhoef, R. Population trends in the Netherlands, 1995. [Demografie van Nederland 1995.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 44, No. 12, Dec 1996. 8-23 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
The authors summarize population trends in the Netherlands during 1995. Aspects considered include population size and growth, nationality, place of birth, fertility, mortality, marriage and divorce, international migration, and migration legislation.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10040 Sommer, Bettina; Voit, Hermann. Population development, 1995. [Bevölkerungsentwicklung 1995.] Wirtschaft und Statistik, No. 1, Jan 1997. 21-7 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger.
Population trends in Germany for 1995 are outlined and contrasted with the data for 1994. Data are included on natural increase, marriages, live births, deaths, internal and international migration (both of Germans and of foreigners), and population distribution by sex and region.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

63:10041 Steshenko, V. S.; Chuiko, L. V.; Piskunov, S. V.; Slyusar, L. I.; Khomra, O. U.; Glukhanova, G. L.; Kurilo, I. O.; Ryabov, I. S.; Ivanits'kii, V. Yu.; Aks'onova, S. Yu. Some demo-economic results. [Demoekonomichni doslidzhennya.] ISBN 5-7702-0969-0. 1995. 92 pp. Natsional'na Akademiya Nauk Ukraïni, Institut Ekonomiki: Kiev, Ukraine. In Ukr.
This is a collection of eight articles by various authors examining different aspects of current demographic trends in the Ukraine. There are articles on demographic and economic factors affecting families, population dynamics, the influence of the labor market on migration, the socioeconomic implications of differences in demographic developments among the various ethnic groups, differences in the characteristics of the populations of individual regions and their causes, and the appropriate population policies to help solve these problems.
Correspondence: Natsional'na Akademiya Nauk Ukraïni, Institut Ekonomiki, Vul. Panasa Mirnogo 26, 252011 Kiev-11, Ukraine. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10042 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). How we are changing. Demographic state of the nation: 1997. Current Population Reports, Series P-23: Special Studies, No. 193, Mar 1997. 4 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This report summarizes the major demographic findings reported by the U.S. Census Bureau since January 1996. The subjects covered include population projections, children living with both parents, preschool child care arrangements, educational status, the foreign born, household incomes, poverty, health insurance, assistance programs, and home ownership.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOM, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10043 van Nimwegen, Nico. A review of population studies in the Netherlands on the threshold of the twenty-first century: a national multi-year program in outline. [Onderzoek naar bevolkingsvraagstukken in Nederland op de drempel van de 21e eeuw: een nationaal meerjarenprogramma in hoofdlijnen.] NIDI Rapport, No. 47, ISBN 90-70990-62-8. 1996. 64 pp. Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"The main issue...in this report is the direction in which population studies in the Netherlands should develop in the coming years. Through analysing the interplay between demographic trends and their societal context, a national research programme has been drafted....The drafting of the programme was overseen by the Advisory Board of the NIDI, which is made up of representatives of the scientific community, government and users of population information. Although scientific development is for a large part autonomous, the programme aims to stimulate the debate on preferential directions for future population research, taking [into] account...the impact of population trends on society."
Correspondence: Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut, Postbus 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10044 Woldemicael, Gebremariam. Demographic situation in Eritrea. Yearbook of Population Research in Finland, Vol. 33, 1996. 262-71 pp. Helsinki, Finland. In Eng.
"This paper gives estimates of the following demographic indicators for Eritrea: population size, annual growth rate, age and sex composition, fertility, [and] infant and child mortality. Brief background sections place the demographic characteristics in a broader perspective....Results indicate that the total population of Eritrea in 1993 was roughly 3.5 million. The average annual rate of population growth is found to be about 3%....The findings also reveal that fertility rates in Eritrea are high. Women have on average about 7.0 children. The findings indicate an infant mortality of 112 and an under-five mortality of 208 deaths per 1,000 live births."
Correspondence: G. Woldemicael, Stockholm University, Demography Unit, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:10045 Yang, Zhongxin. The historical role of demographic change in Hong Kong. Chinese Journal of Population Science, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1996. 303-14 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author investigates the historical impact of demographic patterns in Hong Kong, with a focus on the successful demographic transition as a mark of development. Population growth as the basis of the government's economic strategy is analyzed, and the importance of a modernized population management system for the smooth transition of Hong Kong to Chinese rule after July 1997 is emphasized.
Correspondence: Z. Yang, Shenzhen University, Institute of Demography, Nantou, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518060, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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