Volume 64 - Number 1 - Spring 1998

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.

64:10016 Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France). Recent demographic developments in Europe, 1997. ISBN 92-871-3420-0. 1997. 405 pp. Strasbourg, France. In Eng.
"The report...is a yearly...publication presenting the latest available information on population developments in forty-six European states: size of the population, rate of increase, migration, marriage and divorce, fertility, mortality and foreign population....The report is divided into three parts: an introduction, a synopsis and a country-specific section. The latter consists, for each country, of a national report with accompanying tables presenting the latest developments in the main demographic indicators."
For a previous publication in this series for 1995, see 62:20021.
Correspondence: Council of Europe Publishing, 67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France. E-mail: ce.publishing@seddoc.coe.fr. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10017 Dotsenko, A. I. Regional movements of populations: problems and perspectives. [Regional'ne rozselennya: problemi ta perspektivi.] ISBN 5-12-004370-4. 1994. 194 pp. Nashchonal'na Akademiya Nauk Ukraïni, Rada po Vivchennyu Produktivnikh Sil Ukraïni: Kiev, Ukraine; Naukova Dumka: Kiev, Ukraine. In Ukr.
This is an introduction to the concepts of spatial population dynamics at the regional level, the focus being on the population dynamics of the Ukraine. The author first outlines the relevant concepts and terminology. Next, a history of regional population dynamics is provided. The factors that affect population changes are then described, including geographic factors, climate, economic opportunities, and political changes. The process of division into rural and urban populations is then analyzed. The contemporary dynamics of the population of the Ukraine are then analyzed, and the impact of socioeconomic and political factors on those dynamics is noted.
Correspondence: Naukova Dumka, vul. Tereshchenkivs'ka 3, 252601 Kiev 4, Ukraine. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10018 Duchesne, Louis. The demographic situation in Quebec, 1997 edition. [La situation démographique au Québec, édition 1997.] Statistiques Démographiques, ISBN 2-551-17894-0. Nov 1997. 252 pp. Bureau de la Statistique du Québec: Quebec, Canada. In Fre.
This publication is the latest in a series of reports providing information on recent demographic trends in the Canadian province of Quebec. In addition to data on births, deaths, marriages, and migration by region and municipality, the report also provides data on divorces, abortions, and sterilizations. In many cases retrospective data for the last 10 years are included. An analysis of the demographic situation covers subjects such as perinatal mortality, causes of death, female infertility, births outside marriage, migrant countries of origin, consensual unions, children in divorces, and civil marriages.
For a previous report for 1996, see 62:40036.
Correspondence: Bureau de la Statistique du Québec, 200 Chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Quebec G1R 5T4, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10019 Hungary. Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (Budapest, Hungary); Poland. Glowny Urzad Statystyczny (Warsaw, Poland). Poland and Hungary according to the 1988 Polish and the 1990 Hungarian population and housing census. ISBN 963-215-100-3. 1996. 161 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Eng.
This publication presents a comparative analysis of data from the most recent censuses undertaken in Hungary and Poland. "The present volume consists of three parts. The first contains the explanation of the concepts used in population censuses....Chapter Two of the volume contains the detailed analysis of the data of the last 40 years, comparing the demographic, the educational and the occupational characteristics, household and family compositions and housing conditions of the Polish and Hungarian populations....Chapter Three contains tabulated census data. The tables of the same content of the two countries are presented side by side...."
This is an English-language edition of the work published in 1994 and cited in 61:20015.
Correspondence: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal, Keleti Karoly Utca 5-7, 1525 Budapest II, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10020 Johnson, James H. The human geography of Ireland. ISBN 0-471-94832-2. LC 95-5438. 1994. xi, 221 pp. John Wiley and Sons: New York, New York/Chichester, England. In Eng.
In this book, the author provides a selective account of the human geography of Ireland aimed at the general reader. There are chapters on rural settlement, population in the nineteenth century, population in the twentieth century, the urban pattern, Belfast, and Dublin, as well as chapters on the environment and the economy. The geographical focus includes both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Correspondence: John Wiley and Sons, Baffins Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1UD, England. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

64:10021 Jones, Gavin W.; Hull, Terence H. Indonesia assessment: population and human resources. ISBN 981-3055-61-8. 1997. xxxii, 373 pp. Australian National University, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies: Canberra, Australia; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies [ISEAS]: Singapore. In Eng.
This book is a collection of studies by various authors and is a product of an annual series of conferences that examine current conditions in Indonesia. "The book provides not only an up-to-date overview of Indonesia's political and economic situation, but also the most comprehensive treatment of population and human resources in the world's fourth most populous country. As well as assessing recent trends in fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, education and health, incorporating early results from the 1995 Intercensal Survey (SUPAS), the final section of the book looks ahead at prospects for the next few decades and beyond."
Correspondence: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 119596. E-mail:publish@iseas.ac.sg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10022 Rimashevskaya, N. M.; Markov, V. I. Russia--1994. The socio-demographic situation. An analytical report. [Rossiya--1994. Sotsial'no-demograficheskaya situatsiya. Analiticheskii doklad.] LC 95-220271. 1995. 207 pp. Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Sotsial'no-ekonomicheskikh Problem Narodonaseleniya: Moscow, Russia. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
This is a report on the socio-demographic situation in Russia in the period 1992-1994. It includes information on the demographic impact of the economic and political changes occurring in the country. The chapter on demographic processes is divided into two parts. The first part looks at natural increase, with sections on population size, mortality, fertility, and marriage and divorce. The second part looks at migration, with sections on migration among the countries that previously formed the USSR, emigration, labor migration, internal migration, and return migration.
Correspondence: Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Sotsial'no-ekonomicheskikh Problem Narodonaseleniya, Leninsky Pr. 14, 117901 Moscow, Russia. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

64:10023 van den Brekel, Hans; Deven, Fred. Population and family in the Low Countries 1996/1997: selected current issues. NIDI CBGS Publications, No. 33, ISBN 90-403-0075-5. 1997. 244 pp. Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands; Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudiën [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
This edition is the twelfth in a series designed to "introduce demographic research activities in the Low Countries, Flanders and The Netherlands, that are considered to be of interest for an international audience....Due attention was given to a major event in 1994, the intergovernmental International Conference on Population and Development, convened by the United Nations. Contributions on a wide range of issues from a sociohistorical perspective were also selected....Theoretical and methodological work has been included as well as international comparative research...."
Correspondence: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Postbus 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10024 Vertot, Nelka; Cajhen, Janica. Census of population, households, housing, and agricultural holdings in the Republic of Slovenia, March 31, 1991. Population by completed year and year of birth: results for municipalities. [Popis prebivlstva, gospodinjstev, stanovanj in kmeckih gospodarstev v Republiki Sloveniji, 31. 3. 1991. Prebivalstvo po letih starosti in letih rojstva: rezultati po obcinah.] Rezultati Raziskovanj, No. 603, LC 96-120067. 1994. 310 pp. Zavod Republike Slovenije za Statistiko: Ljubljana, Slovenia. In Slo.
Results from the 1991 census of Slovenia are presented by municipality on population by age and sex.
Correspondence: Zavod Republike Slovenije za Statistiko, Vozarski pot 12, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. 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.

64:10025 Arokiasamy, P. Determinants of demographic changes in India: an analysis using new transformation of variables. Demography India, Vol. 26, No. 1, Jan-Jun 1997. 45-62 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
"The present analysis attempts to gain a better insight of the factors affecting the demographic changes in India....First, a cross-sectional and time-trend data set is used; second, newer variables such as sector-wise real income growth and more appropriate transformation of variables have been used; and third, improvised statistical procedures and explanatory models have been tried taking into account the dimension of time-lag effects as well."
Correspondence: P. Arokiasamy, International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10026 Dumont, Gérard-François. The population of France in 1996. [La population de la France en 1996.] Mar 1997. 8 pp. Association pour la Recherche et l'Information Démographiques [APRD]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Current population trends in France in 1996 are reviewed. The author notes that the slight increase in fertility that occurred was not sufficient to affect a general trend toward the aging of the population. Trends in employment are also discussed.
Correspondence: G.-F. Dumont, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Institut de Démographie Politique, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10027 Einrí, Piaras M. Some recent demographic developments in Ireland. Etudes Irlandaises, No. 22-1, Spring 1997. 145-64 pp. Sainghin-en-Mélantois, France. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"High emigration and a familial, rural culture, isolationist and Roman Catholic in inspiration and practice, were central features of the Irish social landscape between the Famine and the Fifties. Since the 1960s, however, a social revolution has occurred. Irish marriage and fertility patterns have changed rapidly. The hegemonic rural discourse has all but disappeared and the influence of fundamentalist Catholic thinking on Irish society has weakened greatly. Irish emigration continues, but the options chosen are more varied, and many return....Irish demography is no longer as exceptional in European or world terms as it once was. It is the timing and rapidity of the Irish demographic transition, rather than its content, which is remarkable."
Correspondence: P. M. Einrí, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

64:10028 Gerloff, Jens U. Administrative divisions, population, and the social situation in the Russian Federation: selected problems in the development of Russia. [Verwaltungsgliederung--Bevölkerung--soziale Situation in der Russischen Föderation: zu ausgewählten Problemen der Entwicklung Rußlands.] Zeitschrift für den Erdkundeunterricht, Vol. 48, No. 4, Apr 1996. 163-6 pp. Berlin, Germany. In Ger.
The author discusses various problems that arose or were exacerbated after the breakup of the Soviet Union. These include changes in the status of various geographical entities, the population decline caused by decreasing fertility and sharply elevated mortality, internal migration, and runaway inflation.
Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

64:10029 Goliber, Thomas J. Population and reproductive health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Population Bulletin, Vol. 52, No. 4, Dec 1997. 44 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author "examines the demographic situation in Africa with an emphasis on the region's transition to lower fertility and the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic....In general, Africa has not witnessed the reproductive revolution that occurred in much of Asia and Latin America....Even with the HIV/AIDS epidemic and high prevalence of other diseases, the region's high birth rates will ensure rapid population growth well into the next century."
Correspondence: Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 520, Washington, D.C. 20009-5728. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10030 Guillaume, Jean-Charles. The relative effects of natural increase and migration on the dynamics of the French departments from 1975 to 1990. [Composantes naturelle et migratoire dans les dynamiques départementales françaises de 1975 à 1990.] Géographie et Recherche, No. 98, 1996. 3-37 pp. Dijon, France. In Fre.
This is an analysis of demographic trends in France over the period 1975-1990 at the departmental level. The author notes that 20 of the 90 departments experienced a decline in population over this period, and that the departments with the lowest population densities tended to be those that lost population or grew more slowly than the country as a whole. The author attempts to distinguish the relative impact of natural increase or decline from that of migration on the dynamics of the population at the departmental level. The potential of migration to renew the population of rural areas experiencing demographic aging is assessed.
Location: University of Chicago, John Crerar Library, Chicago, IL.

64:10031 Kucharová, Vera; Petrová, Iva. Social continuity of changes in the demographic behavior of young adults. [K sociálním souvislostem zmen v demografickém chování mladé generace.] Demografie, Vol. 39, No. 3, 1997. 179-90 pp. Prague, Czech Republic. In Cze. with sum. in Eng.
The authors review population trends among young adults in the Czech Republic using 1996 survey data, with a focus on the influence of social connections on family formation and reproductive behavior. Aspects considered include social and economic conditions, variety of lifestyles, marriage postponement, and fertility decline.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10032 Lisitsyn, Yu.; Kharchenko, V.; Ioffina, O.; Akopyan, A. The demographic situation in Russia: current state and prospects. [Demograficheskaya situatsiya v Rossii: sostoyanie i perspektivy.] Voprosy Statistiki, No. 3, 1997. 59-67 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
The demographic situation in the Russian Federation is analyzed over the period 1985-1996. Topics covered include changes in the sizes of rural and urban populations, population dynamics, adult mortality, infant mortality and its causes, and induced abortions. The differences in demographic trends among the various regions of the federation are also discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10033 Mitrokhin, N.; Ponomarev, V. The demographic situation in Kazakhstan. [Demograficheskaya situatsiya v Kazakhstane.] Tsentral'no-Aziatskie Stranitsy, No. 3, Jan 1995. 32 pp. Informatsionno-Ekspertnaya Gruppa Panorama: Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
Detailed information is provided on demographic trends in Kazakhstan in the period 1991-1994. Particular attention is given to trends in migration and the dynamics of the changing ethnic characteristics of the population. Both the national picture and the situation at the regional level are examined. The analysis of migration trends looks at both internal and international migration, with a particular focus on migration from and to the "near abroad". The study concludes with a forecast concerning the ethnic composition of the country in the year 2000.
Correspondence: Informatsionno-Ekspertnaya Gruppa Panorama, Moscow, Russia. E-mail: panorama@glas.apc.org. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10034 Pavlík, Zdenek; Kucera, Milan; Bartonová, Dagmar; Kalibová, Kveta; Kocourková, Jirina; Masková, Miroslava; Stloukal, Libor. Population development in the Czech Republic, 1996. ISBN 80-902154-5-9. 1997. 71 pp. Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Demography and Geodemography: Prague, Czech Republic. In Eng.
This analysis of population trends in the Czech Republic in 1996 is the third in a series of annual reports produced by the staff of the Department of Demography and Geodemography at Charles University. It includes chapters on age structure, nuptiality, divorce, natality, abortion, mortality, migration, and international comparisons. The implications of recent political, economic, and social changes on demographic indicators are discussed in these chapters.
Correspondence: Charles University, Faculty of Science, Department of Demography and Geodemography, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague 2, Czech Republic. Location: U.S. Bureau of the Census, ISPC Library, Washington, D.C.

64:10035 Prins, C. J. M. Population trends 1996. [Demografie van Nederland 1996.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 45, No. 11, Nov 1997. 6-22 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
The author reviews population trends in the Netherlands in 1996. Data are provided on population size and growth, the size of the foreign population, nationality, households, fertility, mortality, marriage and divorce, and international migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10036 Rallu, Jean-Louis. Population, migration, and employment in the overseas departments. [Population, migration et emploi dans les départements d'outre-mer.] Population et Sociétés, No. 329, Nov 1997. [4] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Data from a variety of official sources are used to describe the demographic situation in the French overseas departments (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, and Réunion). The author notes that both fertility and mortality have declined considerably, in some cases to levels similar to metropolitan France. Emigration declined and immigration increased during the 1980s.
Correspondence: J.-L. Rallu, Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10037 Sommer, Bettina; Voit, Hermann. 1996 population trends. [Bevölkerungsentwicklung 1996.] Wirtschaft und Statistik, No. 12, Dec 1997. 819-25 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger.
Population trends for Germany in 1996 are summarized. Total population growth was 0.2%, slightly lower than the previous year. Mortality continues to outweigh fertility, and fewer people migrated to Germany than in 1995. The focus of the article is on migration as the largest component of population growth in Germany. The total population of Germany at the end of 1996 was 82,012,000.
Correspondence: B. Sommer, Statistisches Bundesamt, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, 6200 Wiesbaden 1, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

64:10038 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (Mexico City, Mexico). A demographic picture of Mexico. [Carta demográfica sobre México.] DemoS, No. 10, 1997. 43 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
This is the tenth annual publication in this series, and this issue presents a number of short analytical studies on current demographic trends in Mexico. There are pieces on population size and growth, rural and urban population growth, age distribution, mortality, infant mortality, fertility, internal migration, international migration, households, urban developments, the economically active population, the situation of women, the indigenous population, the environment, family planning, information, and population policies around the world.
Correspondence: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico City, DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10039 Vukovich, György. The demographic situation in Hungary in international perspective. Hungarian Statistical Review, Vol. 75, 1997. 65-75 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Eng.
The author briefly reviews the current demographic situation in Hungary. Information is provided on population size and growth, age distribution, marital status, birth rates, causes of death, life expectancy, death rates, and morbidity.
Correspondence: G. Vukovich, Bimbo-ut. 9, 1022 Budapest II, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10040 Wanner, Philippe; Fei, Peng. Demographic indicators for the cantons, 1981-1996: recent demographic trends in the cantons. [Kantonale demografische Indikatoren 1981-1996: Neuere demografische Entwicklung in den Kantonen/Indicateurs démographiques cantonaux 1981-1996: l'évolution démographique récente dans les cantons.] Statistik der Schweiz, ISBN 3-303-01083-8. 1997. 97 pp. Bundesamt für Statistik: Bern, Switzerland. In Ger; Fre.
Information is provided on various demographic indicators for the cantons of Switzerland. Those for fertility and nuptiality are provided for the period 1981-1996, those for divorce for 1984-1996, and those for mortality for 1988-1993. The data illustrate the demographic differences among the cantons. Of particular interest are a growing decline in fertility differentials and an increase in differences in levels of divorce among the cantons.
Correspondence: Bundesamt für Statistik, Hallwylstrasse 15, 3003 Bern, Switzerland. E-mail: Info.bev@bfs.admin.ch. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10041 Wargon, Sylvia T. Demography in Canada, 1945-1995. [La démographie au Canada, 1945-1995.] INED Dossiers et Recherches, No. 62, Sep 1995. 24, [13] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author describes the development of demography in Canada from 1945 to 1995. Attention is given to the fact that both the French- and English-speaking schools of demography have flourished in Canada and influenced the development of the discipline.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10042 Zubchenko, L. Demographic problems in the countries undergoing economic transition. [Demograficheskie problemy stran s perekhodnoi ekonomikoi.] Voprosy Statistiki, No. 3, 1997. 90-3 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
The author examines recent demographic trends in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe that are undergoing the transition from centrally planned to free-market economies.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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