Volume 63 - Number 4 - Winter 1997

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.

63:40758 Katus, Kalev; Puur, Allan; Sakkeus, Luule. Comparability of population data in previous USSR: case of Estonia. Rahvastiku-Uuringud/Population Studies Series B, No. 30, ISBN 9985-820-30-4. 1997. 20 pp. Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre: Tallinn, Estonia. In Eng.
The authors describe the state of Estonian population statistics from the point of view of the scientific community. They discuss the poor comparability of the data across countries, time, and orders of magnitude, and describe the general low quality level of the data and its management by the official Statistical Office. A Governmental Commission on Social and Population Statistics, apparently including the present authors, was established in 1993 and presented a proposal for restructuring the statistical system; it was, however, defeated in favor of allowing population statistics to remain under the control of the Statistical Office and the existing computing centers. The authors describe positive steps to improve population data that have been taken despite the defeat, and urge the international community to ensure the inclusion of the endogenous scientific community in international efforts to aid the production of population statistics in the Eastern European countries.
Correspondence: Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre, P.O. Box 3012, 0090 Tallinn, Estonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40759 Reher, David-Sven; Lobo, Angeles V. Sources of demographic information in Spain. [Fuentes de información demográfica en España.] Cuadernos Metodológicos, No. 13, ISBN 84-7476-212-X. LC 96-162281. 1995. 111 pp. Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas: Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
The authors review various systems for collecting demographic data in Spain. Information is provided on population censuses, the Spanish census from 1528 to 1991, nomenclature, registers of inhabitants, vital statistics, other sources of demographic information, and surveys of the active population.
Correspondence: D.-S. Reher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Instituto de Demografía de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

63:40760 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Results of the 1996 race and ethnic targeted test. Population Division Working Paper Series, No. 18, May 1997. vi, [184] pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This report presents results from the 1996 Race and Ethnic Targeted Test, which tested alternative questions used to obtain data on race and ethnicity in U.S. official statistics. "The alternatives included questionnaires that: added a multiracial category to the race question; tested `check all that apply' options for reporting more than one race; placed the Hispanic-origin question immediately before the race question; combined the race and Hispanic-origin questions in the first part of a two-part question that included ancestry in the second part; and used alternative racial and ethnic terms for American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts; and for Asian and Pacific Islander groups."
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233-8800. 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.

63:40761 International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS] (Bethesda, Maryland). Legal aspects of civil registration in the Philippines. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 70, Oct 1997. i, 16 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
This report contains three papers presented at a meeting on civil registration held in Cebu, the Philippines, April 4-7, 1995. Jose C. Sison focuses on the importance of civil registry documents in judicial processes. Rene L. Cayetano provides a brief essay on the correction of civil entries. Rene A. V. Saguisag considers provisions of the family code concerning civil registration.
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40762 Logrillo, Vito. Technical report on the organizational structure for civil registration and vital statistics systems. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 69, [1997?]. iii, 24 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report has been prepared to provide general guidelines and descriptions of the organizational components of civil registration and vital statistics systems under different administrative structures. Specific attention is given to organizational structures and units that are required to implement these systems. Situations in which single or multiple agencies have responsibility for civil registration and vital statistics systems are also addressed." Particular attention is paid to the distinction between centralized and decentralized systems, and to the inter-agency relationships required by various systems.
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. 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.

63:40763 Becker, Patricia C. Users and the 2000 census: status 1996. In: 1996 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. 1996. 1-3 pp. American Statistical Association [ASA]: Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
The author reviews plans for the 2000 U.S. census from a data user's perspective and elaborates on some remaining problems. She concludes that although much progress has been made toward meeting data users' needs, there is much that still remains to be achieved.
Correspondence: P. C. Becker, APB Associates, Southeast Michigan Census Council, 17321 Telegraph, #204, Detroit, MI 48219. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40764 Czibulka, Zoltán. Some demographic characteristics in the light of the microcensus. [Néhány demográfiai jellemzö a mikrocenzus tükrében.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 75, No. 4-5, Apr-May 1997. 326-31 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
This is a follow-up to an earlier article by the same author on "the methodology of the microcensus carried out by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office in 1996. In this article the results of the first stage of processing, changes in population figures and educational development are published."
For the earlier article, published in 1996, see 62:20774.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40765 Dale, Angela; Marsh, Catherine. The 1991 census user's guide. ISBN 0-11-691527-7. 1993. xvii, 398 pp. Her Majesty's Stationery Office: London, England. In Eng.
This is a source book on the 1991 census of the United Kingdom designed for the general reader interested in using census statistics. The chapters, which are written by various authors, are on the following topics including a general overview: The content of the census: change and continuity; Census geography; Fieldwork and data processing; Privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity; The validation of census data; Output from the census; Local base and small area statistics; Mapping and spatial analysis; Migration, transport, and workplace statistics; The Sample of Anonymised Records; The OPCS Longitudinal Study; Censuses in Northern Ireland, 1926-1991; and Lessons for the future.
Correspondence: HMSO Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, England. Location: University of Pennsylvania Library, Philadelphia, PA.

63:40766 Ito, Rodney M.; Gratton, Brian; Wycoff, Joseph. Using the 1940 and 1950 Public Use Microdata Samples. Historical Methods, Vol. 30, No. 3, Summer 1997. 137-47 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"For those interested in historical evidence, the Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) drawn from the U.S. decennial censuses present attractive resources, and among their most appealing aspects is the opportunity they offer for comparative analyses across time. In this article, we focus on just this appeal: comparative use of the 1940 and 1950 PUMS....We review critically the original censuses and the samples taken from them in an effort to provide a `users' guide' for researchers. We identify some of the more salient features of the original 1940 and 1950 censuses, describe how sampling teams drew the PUMS data sets from them, and then discuss the consequences of both the original and subsequent sampling designs."
Correspondence: R. M. Ito, Arizona State University, Department of Sociology, Tempe, AZ 85287. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40767 Lavin, Michael R. Understanding the census: a guide for marketers, planners, grant writers and other data users. ISBN 0-89774-995-2. 1996. x, 545 pp. Epoch Books: Kenmore, New York. In Eng.
This book is designed as a guide to the 1990 U.S. census. "The purpose of this book is threefold: to explain Census concepts, methods, terminology, and data sources in an understandable manner; to assist Census users in locating needed Census data; and to impress upon readers how easy it is [to] use inappropriate figures, or to interpret appropriate numbers incorrectly. The book is designed as a working handbook for Census users, but it can also be used as a textbook."
Correspondence: Epoch Books, 22 Byron Avenue, Suite A6, Kenmore, NY 14223. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40768 Openshaw, Stan. Census users' handbook. ISBN 1-899761-06-3. 1995. xviii, 460 pp. GeoInformation International: Cambridge, England; John Wiley and Sons: New York, New York. In Eng.
This handbook is a basic reference work for all users of data from the 1991 U.K. census. "It guides the reader in using, manipulating, mapping and analysing the data, helping to provide and develop a better understanding of how to perform census analysis, and reviews some of the state-of-the-art methods. Each chapter is written by a leading authority in the field and discusses a specific aspect of the census." Features include an overview of census results, analyses of census data using standard statistical packages, methods of mapping and visualizing census data, examples of neurocomputing used to classify and regionalize census data, and a review of census applications and the future of the census.
Correspondence: GeoInformation International, Pearson Professional, 307 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 4ZD, England. Location: Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ.

63:40769 Polasek, Wolfgang; Schuler, Martin. Evaluation of the 1990 census. [Evaluation der Volkszählung 1990.] Statistik der Schweiz, ISBN 3-303-00143-X. 1996. 189 pp. Bundesamt für Statistik: Bern, Switzerland. In Ger.
The methodology of the 1990 census of Switzerland is evaluated; the strengths and weaknesses of census-based population counts are compared with those partially or wholly based on population registers. The 1990 census is analyzed, the 2000 census is discussed, and the register system of Switzerland is compared with those of several other European countries.
Correspondence: Bundesamt für Statistik, Hallwylstrasse 15, 3003 Bern, Switzerland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40770 Spain. Instituto Nacional de Estadística [INE] (Madrid, Spain). An evaluation of the quality of the 1991 census of population and housing: an analysis of the contents. [Evaluación de la calidad de los censos de población y viviendas 1991: análisis del contenido.] ISBN 84-260-3097-1. 1996. 112 pp. Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
This report looks at the quality of the data collected in the 1991 census carried out in Spain. Separate consideration is given to data quality concerning age, marital status and sex, educational status, economic activity, professional status, occupations, and type of activity.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Paseo de la Castellana 183, 28071 Madrid 16, Spain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40771 Stankovic, Vladimir. The experience gained from the 1981 census. [Neka iskustva iz popisa stanovnistva 1981. Godine.] Stanovnistvo, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, Jan-Jun 1997. 77-89 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng.
"The paper...deals with some important methodological and contents related issues [in the 1981 census of Yugoslavia] such as: (1) the classification of the population by `residence'..., (2) the standardization of the contents and the reduction of the number of items in census forms, (3) the elaboration of a more adequate statistical classification (typology) of settlements, (4) the possibility of obtaining `derived' characteristics, (5) the problems related to the uniform system of automatic data processing, (6) the criteria of...control and [the] influence on data reliability...."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40772 Zambia. Central Statistical Office (Lusaka, Zambia). Census of population, housing and agriculture, 1990. Post enumeration survey. [1997]. [114] pp. Lusaka, Zambia. In Eng.
The results of a post-enumeration survey carried out following the 1990 census of Zambia are presented. The report has chapters on the methodology used in the survey; matching, field reconciliation, and data processing; census coverage evaluation; census content error evaluation; and survey estimates and sampling errors.
Correspondence: Central Statistical Office, Population and Demography Branch, P.O. Box 31908, Lusaka, Zambia. Location: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL.

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.

63:40773 Abma, Joyce C.; Chandra, Anjani; Mosher, William D.; Peterson, Linda S.; Piccinino, Linda J. Fertility, family planning, and women's health: new data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 23: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, No. 19, Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 97-1995. ISBN 0-8406-0526-9. LC 97-3229. May 1997. vii, 114 pp. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS]: Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report shows data on a wide range of topics from the 1995 [U.S.] National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), including: pregnancy and birth, marriage, divorce, cohabitation, sexual intercourse, contraception, infertility, use of family planning and other medical services, and health conditions and behavior."
Correspondence: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 1064, Hyattsville, MD 20782. E-mail: nchsquery@nch10a.em.cdc.gov. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40774 Doblhammer, Gabriele; Lutz, Wolfgang; Pfeiffer, Christiane. Family and Fertility Survey (FFS) 1996: Austria (as a whole), women and men. Tables and summary of preliminary results. [Familien- und Fertilitätssurvey (FFS) 1996: Österreich (gesamtes Bundesgebiet), Frauen und Männer. Tabellenband und Zusammenfassung erster Ergebnisse.] Materialiensammlung, No. 2, ISBN 3-901668-05-5. 1997. 178, [38] pp. Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung: Vienna, Austria. In Ger.
Preliminary results of Austria's 1995 Family and Fertility Survey are summarized, and full results are presented in tables by sex and five-year age group. The topics covered in the summary include living arrangements, household and family composition, union formation and dissolution, fertility and timing of births, contraception and abortion, fertility preferences, women's life cycles and employment, and male and female life histories. Other topics covered in the survey include household and family characteristics, attitudes and values, migration history, educational and occupational history, and family planning. The survey included 1,539 men and 4,584 women aged 20-55.
Correspondence: Österreichisches Institut für Familienforschung, Gonzagagasse 19/8, 1010 Vienna, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40775 Dorbritz, Jürgen; Fux, Beat. Attitudes toward family policy in Europe: results of a comparative survey in the countries of the "European Comparative Survey on Population Policy Acceptance (PPA)" [Einstellungen zur Familienpolitik in Europa: Ergebnisse eines vergleichenden Surveys in den Ländern des "European Comparative Survey on Population Policy Acceptance (PPA)"] Schriftenreihe des Bundesinstituts für Bevölkerungsforschung, Vol. 24, ISBN 3-486-56304-1. 1997. 320 pp. Harald Boldt Verlag im R. Oldenbourg Verlag: Munich, Germany. In Ger.
These are the results of the Population Policy Acceptance Survey carried out in nine European countries in 1991 and 1992. The countries were Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. Data were collected on the attitudes, values, and expectations connected with family policy. As part of this effort, information was gathered on the values attached to family, children, and career; intergenerational solidarity; and religion. Attitudes toward present family policy and expectations of family policy in the future are also assessed, and preferences for combining career and family are explored. Finally, reasons for the fertility decline are analyzed for their socio-demographic factors.
Correspondence: Harald Boldt-Verlag im R. Oldenbourg Verlag, Am Alten Sportplatz 4, Postfach 1110, 5407 Boppard 1, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40776 Kelly, Janice E.; Mosher, William D.; Duffer, Allen P.; Kinsey, Susan H. Plan and operation of the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 1: Programs and Collection Procedures, No. 36, Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 98-1312. ISBN 0-8406-0531-5. LC 97-36607. Oct 1997. v, 89 pp. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS]: Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report describes how the 1995 [U.S.] National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) was designed, planned, and implemented. The NSFG is a national survey of women 15-44 years of age designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates and the health of women and infants....About 260 female interviewers were trained for 7 days in January 1995. These interviewers completed a total of 10,847 interviews with women 15-44 years of age, for a response rate of 79 percent. This report describes how the survey was planned and designed and how the data were collected, edited, and processed for public use."
Correspondence: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 1064, Hyattsville, MD 20782-2003. E-mail: nchsquery@cdc.gov. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40777 Polivka, Anne E. Data watch: the redesigned Current Population Survey. Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 10, No. 3, Summer 1996. 169-80 pp. Nashville, Tennessee. In Eng.
"This article reviews the motivation for the redesign [of the Current Population Survey in the United States], compares several key CPS estimates before and after the implementation of the new survey, and explains some of the new data collected in the redesigned CPS."
Correspondence: A. E. Polivka, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Research and Program Development, Washington, D.C. 20212. E-mail: Polivka_A@bls.gov. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

63:40778 Population Council (New York, New York). Egypt 1995: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 28, No. 3, Sep 1997. 251-5 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1995 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 15,567 households, 14,779 women aged 15-49, and a subsample of 7,121 women who were questioned about women's status. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, current contraceptive use, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, disease prevention and treatment, and nutrition.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40779 Population Council (New York, New York). Kazakstan 1995: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 28, No. 3, Sep 1997. 256-60 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1995 Kazakstan Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 4,178 households and 3,771 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, current contraceptive use, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, disease prevention and treatment, and nutrition.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40780 Reyes Moyana, Jorge; Ochoa, Luis H.; Sandoval, Vilma; Raggers, Han; Rutstein, Shea. Republic of Peru: Demographic and Family Health Survey, 1996. [República del Perú: Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud Familiar, 1996.] Jun 1997. xxxiv, 338 pp. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática: Lima, Peru; Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS]: Calverton, Maryland. In Spa.
The results of the 1996 survey carried out in Peru as part of the Demographic and Health Survey program are presented in this report. The survey involved a nationally representative sample of 28,951 women aged 15 to 49, as well as a subsample of 2,274 women and 2,487 men aged 15 to 59. Following a general introduction, there are chapters on the characteristics of the female population surveyed; fertility; family planning, including the knowledge and use of contraception; nuptiality and exposure to risk of pregnancy; fertility preferences; levels and differentials in infant, child, adult, and maternal mortality; maternal and child health; lactation and nutrition; and knowledge and prevention of AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática, Avenida General Garzón No. 658, Jesús María, Lima 11, Peru. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40781 Toulemon, Laurent; de Guibert-Lantoine, Catherine. Fertility and family surveys in the countries of Europe (the ECE region of the United Nations): the results of the French survey. [Enquêtes sur la fécondité et la famille dans les pays de l'Europe (région ECE des Nations unies): résultats de l'enquête française.] INED Dossiers et Recherches, No. 55, Dec 1996. 84 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This report presents the French version of the standard country report for France from a fertility survey, one in a series of fertility surveys carried out in the early 1990s in the member countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), which includes both North America and Europe. The survey covered such topics as household characteristics, leaving the parental home, living together, fertility, family planning, intended fertility, and female education and professional activity.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Author's E-mail: toulemon@ined.fr. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40782 Uzbekistan. Ministry of Health. Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Tashkent, Uzbekistan); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Uzbekistan Demographic and Health Survey, 1996. Sep 1997. xxiv, 253 pp. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In Eng.
Results are presented from the 1996 Uzbekistan Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of 4,415 women aged 15-49. Following a general introduction, there are chapters on the characteristics of households and survey respondents, fertility, contraception, induced abortion, other proximate determinants of fertility, fertility preferences, infant and child mortality, maternal and child health, nutrition of women and children, and anemia.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:40783 Viet Nam. Statistical Publishing House (Hanoi, Viet Nam). Viet Nam Intercensal Demographic Survey 1994: preliminary report. [Viet Nam dieu tra nhân khau hoc giua ký 1994: báo cáo so bô.] LC 95-946956. 1995. viii, 50 pp. Hanoi, Viet Nam. In Vie. with sum. in Eng.
This report presents preliminary results from the 1994 Viet Nam Intercensal Demographic Survey. Information is provided on fertility determinants, nuptiality, breast-feeding, abortion, maternal age, contraceptive knowledge and use, fertility preferences, unwanted fertility, mortality and health, infant and child mortality, and prenatal care.
Correspondence: Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

63:40784 Zambia. Central Statistical Office (Lusaka, Zambia); Zambia. Ministry of Health (Lusaka, Zambia); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, 1996. Sep 1997. xx, 273 pp. Lusaka, Zambia. In Eng.
This report presents results from the 1996 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey involving 8,021 women and 1,849 men. There are chapters on fertility; fertility regulation; other proximate determinants of fertility; fertility preferences; infant and childhood mortality; maternal and child health; infant feeding, childhood and maternal nutrition; maternal mortality; and sexual activity and knowledge of AIDS.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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