Volume 64 - Number 1 - Spring 1998

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.

64:10770 Fernandez, Edward W. Comparisons of selected social and economic characteristics between Asians, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and American Indians (including Alaskan natives). Population Division Working Paper Series, No. 15, Jun 1996. ii, 25, [24] pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"The U.S. government stipulates that federal agencies collect and present information on the White, Black, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian race populations, and on the Hispanic origin ethnic population. Recently, representatives of some of these groups have suggested changes to this list. Persons of Hawaiian race, for example, suggest that they either be: (1) classified uniquely and separated from the Asian and Pacific Islander group, or (2) merged with the American Indian population and classified in the group: American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiians." The effects of acting on these suggestions are explored in this paper.
This paper was originally presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10771 Sink, Larry D. Race and ethnicity classification consistency between the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics. Population Division Working Paper Series, No. 17, Feb 1997. [44] pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"The method of demographic analysis is applied to individual birth and death records obtained from the [U.S.] National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to produce a series of estimates of the population of age 0 at the time of the 1990 Census. These estimates differ in the way that race or Hispanic origin is assigned, and they are compared to the corresponding 1990 Census figures to determine the degree of consistency between the race and ethnicity classifications used by the two agencies and the effect on this consistency of changing the rules by which race and Hispanic origin are assigned. The principal findings are that assigning births the race and Hispanic origin of the mother produces the greatest consistency with Census results and that under this rule the agreement between Census and NCHS on Hispanic origin is good and the agreement on race is good except for a problem with American Indians."
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10772 Treml, Vladimir G. Soviet and Russian statistics on alcohol consumption and abuse. In: Premature death in the New Independent States, edited by José L. Bobadilla, Christine A. Costello, and Faith Mitchell. 1997. 220-38 pp. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"The purpose of this chapter is to summarize and offer analytical comments on the availability and reliability of official government statistics on alcohol and related issues in the former Soviet Union and contemporary Russia....The next two sections focus, respectively, on statistics on alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse. The fourth and fifth sections address two issues related to alcohol abuse: the impact of Gorbachev's anti-alcohol campaign and deaths from alcohol poisoning. These issues, which remain controversial, illustrate the problems involved in working with available Russian statistics."
Correspondence: V. G. Treml, Duke University, Department of Economics, Durham, NC 27706. 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.

64:10773 Chen, Charles H. C.; Wang, Qian. Analysis of the registration status of residents in survey sample areas: 1992 National Fertility and Family Planning Survey. In: 1992 National Fertility and Family Planning Survey, China: selected research papers in English. Oct 1997. 129-37 pp. State Family Planning Commission of China: Beijing, China; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]: Atlanta, Georgia. In Eng.
The authors evaluate the accuracy of the official Chinese household registry in the early 1990s. "The 1992 national fertility and family planning survey...provided the opportunity to analyze the proportion of residents living in their registered household. Thus, we are able to observe the extent to which the current residents were listed in the registry so that the reliability and usefulness of using the registry as a sampling frame may be determined for various geographic areas and for different population groups."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10774 Logrillo, Vito M. Role of technology in the civil registration process. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 67, Jun 1997. iii, 6 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"A few decades ago countries introduced advancements in technology to the civil registration process by adopting microforms for the storage and retrieval of vital records. In more recent years there have been numerous efforts to automate virtually every aspect of the civil registration process, and important applications of new technology have been introduced into the civil registration process in both developed and developing countries. This paper presents a brief overview of these developments."
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.

64:10775 Anderson, Margo; Fienberg, Stephen E. Who counts? The politics of census taking. Society, Vol. 34, No. 3, Mar-Apr 1997. 19-26 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
"We will focus here on several issues. We begin with a brief description of the role and functions of the [U.S.] census. Then we discuss two very different worlds of decision making about `counting', first with a review of the recent Supreme Court decision in Wisconsin vs. New York, and second with a brief analysis of the [Census Bureau's] current plans for 2000. We will conclude with a bit of a roadmap of where we are heading for 2000."
Correspondence: M. Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

64:10776 Dahmann, Donald C. Geographic categories of settlement and the 2000 census: a challenge for geographers. Urban Geography, Vol. 18, No. 7, Oct-Nov 1997. 565-7 pp. Palm Beach, Florida. In Eng.
The author notes that the U.S. "Office of Management and Budget...is currently reviewing the statistical standards used to delineate metropolitan areas and the data categorizations for occupation and for race and ethnicity. Changes, if any, will be implemented for the 2000 census." He stresses the importance of redefining the geographic units of settlements for the United States and mentions four independent investigations already completed on the subject. Finally, he encourages geographers to provide their input directly to federal decision makers.
Correspondence: D. C. Dahmann, 1914 Martha's Road, Alexandria, VA 22307. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

64:10777 Dale, Angela; Holdsworth, Clare. Issues in the analysis of ethnicity in the 1991 British census: evidence from microdata. Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 20, No. 1, Jan 1997. 160-81 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The 1991 British Census was the first to ask a question on ethnic group. This Research note provides a brief review of the development of the question and then uses the Samples of Anonymised Records, also newly available in 1991, to explore the construction of the ten ethnic groups derived by the Census Offices; the family and household composition of the ten groups and the implications of this construction for the analysis of ethnic differences."
Correspondence: A. Dale, University of Manchester, Department of Economic and Social Studies, Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

64:10778 Dekker, Arij. Data processing for demographic censuses and surveys: with special emphasis on methods applicable to developing country environments. NIDI Rapport, No. 51, ISBN 90-70990-67-9. 1997. [vi], 88 pp. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands; United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]: New York, New York. In Eng.
This publication is a result of cooperative efforts between NIDI and UNFPA to develop innovative techniques for processing data from censuses and surveys. The focus of the report is on practical aspects of processing census data in developing country environments. There are sections on: Planning, logistics, and management; Data processing support for field activities; Coding; Data capture and operator statistics; Computers and data editing; Tabulation methods; The post-enumeration survey; Demographic databases; Dissemination methods; Further uses of data from censuses and surveys; and Resource requirements.
For a related publication, also published in 1997, see 63:30782.
Correspondence: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Postbus 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10779 Fernandez, Edward W. Using analytic techniques to evaluate the 1990 census coverage of young Hispanics. Population Division Working Paper Series, No. 11, May 1995. 13, [13] pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author uses data from the 1980 U.S. census and immigration data for the decade 1980-1990 to estimate the size of the Hispanic population in 1990. The completeness of census coverage for this population group is then examined by calculating the difference between this estimate and the actual census count.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10780 Grigor'yants, M. A road 100 years long (100th anniversary of the 1897 population census of Russia). [Doroga dlinoyu v sto let (K 100-letiyu pervoi vseobshchei perepisi naseleniya Rossii 1897 goda).] Voprosy Statistiki, No. 3, 1997. 3-13 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This is a history of census-taking in Russia and the Soviet Union over the past 100 years. Particular attention is given to the contribution of P. P. Semenov to the organization and methodology used in the earlier censuses.
Correspondence: M. Grigor'yants, Rostovskaya Ekonomicheskaya Akademiya, Ul. F. Engelsa 69, 344700 Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10781 Isupov, A. The 1999 population census of Russia. [Perepis' naseleniya Rossii 1999 goda.] Voprosy Statistiki, No. 3, 1997. 21-9 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
The author describes the planning process under way to carry out the census of the Russian Federation scheduled for 1999. Some attention is given to the lessons learned from the censuses of 1979 and 1989.
Correspondence: A. Isupov, Goskomstat Rossii, NII Statistiki, Izmailovskoe Shosse 44, 105679 Moscow, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10782 King, Miriam L.; Magnuson, Diana L. Perspectives on historical U.S. census undercounts. Social Science History, Vol. 19, No. 4, Winter 1995. 455-66 pp. Durham, North Carolina. In Eng.
"There are three sources of information about undercounts in nineteenth-century U.S. censuses: demographic analyses of net undercounts by age, sex, and race at the national level; record-linkage studies of gross undercounts for local communities; and contemporary testimony of the types and bases of underenumeration. This article reviews the strengths and limitations of each of these sources, assesses the extent of their agreement, and discusses the bases of their disagreement."
Correspondence: M. L. King, University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, 1225 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2590. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

64:10783 United Nations Statistical Commission (New York, New York); United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe. Conference of European Statisticians (Geneva, Switzerland); United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe. Committee on Human Settlements (Geneva, Switzerland). Costing aspects of population and housing censuses in selected countries in the UN/ECE region. Statistical Standards and Studies, No. 46, Pub. Order No. E.96.II.E.15. ISBN 92-1-016318-4. 1996. iii, 83 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This report examines costing aspects of taking censuses, and is based on case studies from four countries: France, Hungary, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. "Having collated the case studies of the 4 participating countries and attempted to compare their costs for the main phases of the census operation, the Group can only endorse the comment of the [UN] Statistical Commission...as to the difficulty of obtaining costs on a comparable basis across countries. The effects of different accounting conventions as well as the different uses made of resources at different levels of government and of resources from the private sector, make it difficult to compile cost studies on the same basis in each case."
Correspondence: UN Sales Section, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (UN).

64:10784 United States. Bureau of the Census. Population Division. Special Population Statistics (Washington, D.C.). Findings on questions on race and Hispanic origin tested in the 1996 National Content Survey. Population Division Working Paper Series, No. 16, Dec 1996. v, 22, [36] pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This report presents preliminary results of testing alternative versions of the questions on race and Hispanic origin in the 1996 National Content Survey (NCS), conducted by the Bureau of the Census as part of its Census 2000 research and testing program....This report focuses on the effects that the following three treatments tested in the NCS have on how people report race and Hispanic origin. The treatments are: adding a multiracial response category in the race question; placing the Hispanic origin question immediately before the race question; and combining both of these changes."
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233-8800. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10785 Zhiromskaya, V. B.; Kiselev, I. N.; Polyakov, Yu. A. Half a century under the stamp marked secret. The 1937 population census. [Polveka pod grifom sekretno. Vsesoyuznaya perepis' naseleniya 1937 goda.] ISBN 5-02-009756-X. 1996. 151 pp. Nauka: Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This book is about the 1937 Soviet census, the results of which were not published at the time because the data were allegedly flawed. The authors note that materials containing data from this census were discovered in the Russian State Archive of Economics in the early 1990s and appeared subsequently in various publications. The organization of the census is described and examples of the questionnaires used are provided. The authors also analyze the data, and describe some of the unique features of the census, such as special treatment of certain populations at the request of the military. Topics covered include sex and age distribution, marital status, employment, nationality, education, and religion. The reasons why the government of the time refused to accept the results of the census and the way it dealt with the problems arising from that refusal are described.
Correspondence: Nauka, Profsoyuznaya ul. 90, 117864 GSP-7, Moscow B-485, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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.

64:10786 Agha, Homa; Chasteland, Jean-Claude; Courbage, Youssef; Ladier-Fouladi, Marie; Mehryar, Amir H. Family and fertility in Shiraz (1996): preliminary report. [Famille et fécondité à Shiraz (1996): rapport préliminaire.] INED Dossiers et Recherches, No. 60, Jul 1997. 58 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Preliminary results are presented from a joint 1996 Franco-Iranian survey involving 1,242 households; the survey studied the family, fertility, and contraceptive practice in the city of Shiraz, Iran. Following a general introduction to the survey and to the province of Fars and the city of Shiraz, there are chapters on the characteristics of families and households and of the members of those households, nuptiality, fertility, reproduction and contraception, mortality and child health, and attitudes toward fertility and marriage.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10787 Buck, Nick; Ermisch, John; Jenkins, Stephen P. Choosing a longitudinal survey design: the issues. Occasional Papers of the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, No. 96-1, ISBN 1-873733-72-0. Jan 1996. 32 pp. University of Essex, ESRC Data Archive: Essex, England. In Eng.
"Our aim is to analyse the contributions which alternative longitudinal survey designs can make to information about the dynamics of family income, labour market and demographic behaviour, and related policy issues. We also give advice about assessing the most cost effective longitudinal survey designs for these purposes. In preparing our evaluation, we have also compared pure longitudinal surveys with repeated cross-sectional surveys since, as we shall show, these can sometimes provide the same information as the more complex longitudinal survey while also having some other advantages."
Correspondence: University of Essex, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex C04 3SQ, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10788 Centro Paraguayo de Estudios de Población [CEPEP] (Asunción, Paraguay); United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (Atlanta, Georgia); United States. Agency for International Development [USAID] (Washington, D.C.). National Survey of Demography and Reproductive Health, 1995-1996: ENDSR-95/96. [Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud Reproductiva 1995-1996: ENDSR-95/96.] Oct 1997. xxxii, 225, 56 pp. Asunción, Paraguay. In Spa.
The results of a survey on population and reproductive health carried out in Paraguay in 1995-1996 are presented. The survey involved a sample of 6,465 women aged 15-49 and 4,917 of their children under five years of age. Following chapters on the country in general and the methodology of the survey, there are chapters on fertility, knowledge and use of family planning methods, nonusers of contraception and service needs, the use of native herbs for contraception, the sexual and contraceptive behavior of young adults, infant and child mortality, maternal mortality, maternal health, breast-feeding and supplementary feeding, infant and child health, health service accessibility, and verbal and physical abuse of women.
Correspondence: Centro Paraguayo de Estudios de Población, Juan E. O'Leary y Manduvirá, Edificio El Dorado, Piso 8, Asunción, Paraguay. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10789 Hao, Hongsheng; Gao, Ling. Estimation and analysis of sampling errors for the 1992 National Fertility and Family Planning Survey. In: 1992 National Fertility and Family Planning Survey, China: selected research papers in English. Oct 1997. 139-64 pp. State Family Planning Commission of China: Beijing, China; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]: Atlanta, Georgia. In Eng.
"This appendix estimates and analyzes the sampling errors for selected demographic measures and statistics for complex designs such as design effects and intraclass correlation for the national sample survey in 1992 conducted by the State Commission on Family Planning of China....Except for a few variables, such as infant mortality, the estimates for the total sample have either low or very low levels of sampling error, with most relative errors below 3%. Most of the age-specific rates have high levels of precision. We can therefore deduce that, for most of the variables for which we did not calculate sampling errors, inferences at the national level would have very good or reasonable precision."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10790 Honduras. Ministerio de Salud (Tegucigalpa, Honduras); Asociación Hondureña de Planificación de Familia [ASHONPLAFA] (Tegucigalpa, Honduras); United States. Agency for International Development [USAID] (Washington, D.C.); United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (Atlanta, Georgia). National Survey of Epidemiology and Family Health, 1996: summary results. [Encuesta Nacional de Epidemiologia y Salud Familiar, 1996: informe resumido.] [1997?]. viii, 56 pp. Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In Spa.
Summary results are presented from a survey carried out in Honduras in 1996, involving 9,647 households in both rural and urban areas and 7,505 women aged 15-49. There are chapters on fertility, family planning, maternal health, breast-feeding and supplementary infant feeding, infant mortality, child health, and AIDS.
Correspondence: Ministerio de Salud, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:10791 Kaufman, Carol E. 1987-89 South African Demographic and Health Survey: methodology and data quality. Population Studies Center Research Report, No. 97-395, Jun 1997. 27 pp. University of Michigan, Population Studies Center: Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Eng.
"The 1987-89 South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS), conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa, is the only national study of South Africa which recorded detailed fertility, health and mortality experiences of almost 22,000 reproductive aged women in the late apartheid era. Political circumstances inhibited the dissemination of the data, and minimal effort went towards the documentation of the survey design, sampling, or fieldwork. Drawing on fieldwork reports, sampling schedules and interviews, this paper documents the methodology of the survey and assesses the quality of the data."
Correspondence: University of Michigan, Population Studies Center, 1225 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2590. Location: University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI.

64:10792 Myanmar. Ministry of Immigration and Population, Immigration and Population Department (Yangon, Myanmar). Myanmar Population Changes and Fertility Survey, 1991. LC 96-915816. Sep 1995. ix, 110, [36] pp. Yangon, Myanmar. In Eng.
This is the final report from a survey on population change and fertility carried out in Myanmar (Burma) in 1991. The survey included a large household sample involving 192,917 individuals, and a smaller population and health sample involving 6,675 ever-married women aged 15-49. Following a description of survey design and implementation, there are chapters on background characteristics, fertility and nuptiality, contraception, maternal and child health, mortality, and migration.
Correspondence: Ministry of Immigration and Population, Immigration and Population Department, 416 Maha Bandoola Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon 11182, Myanmar. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

64:10793 Population Council (New York, New York). Eritrea 1995: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 28, No. 4, Dec 1997. 336-40 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are the summary results from the 1995 Eritrea Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 5,469 households and 5,054 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, fertility preferences, 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).

64:10794 Population Council (New York, New York). Mali 1995-96: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 28, No. 4, Dec 1997. 341-5 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are the summary results from the 1995-96 Mali Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 8,716 households and 9,704 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, fertility preferences, 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).

64:10795 Tejada Holguín, Ramón; Herold, Joan; Morris, Leo. Dominican Republic. National Survey of Youth, 1992. ENJOVEN-92. Final results. [República Dominicana. Encuesta Nacional de Jóvenes, 1992. ENJOVEN-92. Informe final.] [1997?]. 199, 37 pp. Asociación Dominicana Pro Bienestar de la Familia, Instituto de Estudios de Población y Desarrollo: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]: Atlanta, Georgia. In Spa.
The results of a survey on young people in the Dominican Republic are presented in this report. The survey, undertaken in 1992, involved 1,245 men and 1,608 women aged 15-24 from both rural and urban areas. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on the characteristics of young people and their parents, sex education and knowledge of contraception, contraceptive usage, fertility and fatherhood, attitudes and opinions, knowledge and actions with regard to AIDS, and religion and leisure activities.
Correspondence: Asociación Dominicana Pro Bienestar de la Familia, Instituto de Estudios de Población y Desarrollo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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