Volume 64 - Number 2 - Summer 1998

P. Professional Meetings and Conferences

Proceedings of professional meetings of general demographic concern, except for proceedings coded under the specific topic discussed and cross-referenced to this heading. Items about conferences are also classified under this heading.

64:20754 Ahmad, Aijazuddin; Noin, Daniel; Sharma, H. N. Demographic transition: the third world scenario. 1997. x, 421 pp. Rawat Publications: Jaipur, India. In Eng.
This volume includes a selection of the papers presented at the International Symposium on Population Growth in Developing Countries, held in New Delhi, India, in December 1993. The 24 papers are organized into six parts. Part One examines the historical antecedents to the current demographic situation in developing countries. Part Two is concerned with interregional differentials in rates of population growth in India. Part Three is concerned with interethnic differentials in population growth in India. Part Four looks at the consequences of population growth for developing countries and includes papers on the situations in Bangladesh, Nepal, South Africa, and India. Part Five examines the population-development relationship, again focusing on India. Part Six is devoted to methodological and policy issues.
Correspondence: Rawat Publications, 3-Na-20 Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur 302 004, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20755 Associação Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais [ABEP] (São Paulo, Brazil). Ninth National Conference on Population Studies: proceedings. [IX Encontro Nacional de Estudos Populacionais: anais.] 1994. 498; 482; 530 pp. São Paulo, Brazil. In Por.
These are the proceedings of the 1994 meeting of the Brazilian Association for Population Studies. The proceedings are presented in three volumes. The first volume has sessions on the determinants of the mortality transition, data sources, intraurban restructuring, living conditions of the elderly population, families and forms of socialization, and migration and metropolitan restructuring. The second volume has sessions on variations in the fertility transition, new patterns of urbanization and environmental problems, race and health, the determinants of the fertility transition, population in situations of environmental risk, and new patterns of spatial distribution. The third volume has sessions on health and mortality, gender issues and social and health policies, age distribution and heterogeneity in the labor force, methodological issues in historical demography, the life cycle and gender issues, and gender and the labor market.
Correspondence: Associação Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais, Rua General Jardim 770-Cj. 3D, 01223-010 São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20756 Basu, Alaka M. The new international population movement: a framework for a constructive critique. Health Transition Review, Vol. 7, Suppl., No. 4, 1997. 7-31 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
The author suggests that the primary significance of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994 was a "paradigm shift [that] involved a move from notions of population control to notions of reproductive health". She discusses the extent to which reproductive health programs might have an impact on fertility levels, raises some ethical issues connected with human and individual rights, and briefly examines feasibility issues. She warns, however, that without a strong internal critique, the new international population movement is in danger of falling into some of the same traps as the old one did.
Correspondence: A. M. Basu, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Ithaca, NY 14853. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20757 Caldwell, John C. Reaching a stationary global population: what we have learnt, and what we must do. Health Transition Review, Vol. 7, Suppl., No. 4, 1997. 37-42 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
After an introduction summarizing the circumstances surrounding the modern phenomenon of fertility decline around the world, the author addresses the impact of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. He argues that although the ICPD's emphasis on women's health and status is laudable, the shift of focus away from population control per se will have detrimental effects on the funding and prioritizing of family planning programs where they are most needed, such as in Sub-Saharan Africa and some Asian countries.
Correspondence: J. C. Caldwell, Australian National University, G.P.O. Box 4, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20758 Germain, Adrienne. Addressing the demographic imperative through health, empowerment, and rights: ICPD implementation in Bangladesh. Health Transition Review, Vol. 7, Suppl., No. 4, 1997. 33-6 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
The case of Bangladesh is examined to bolster the author's assertion that the recommendations issued by the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development can be said to constitute population policy even though they make no mention of demographic targets or projections. The author argues that by promoting reproductive freedom, the program addresses fertility issues in an appropriate way. She suggests that although fertility fell in Bangladesh under the old family planning program, there are still major problems that need to be addressed.
Correspondence: A. Germain, International Women's Health Coalition, 24 East 21st Street, New York, NY 10010. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20759 López Trujillo, Alfonso; Sgreccia, Elio. Humanae Vitae: prophetic service for humanity. Proceedings of the study meeting for the 25th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, Rome, November 24-26, 1993. [Humanae Vitae: servizio profetico per l'uomo. Atti del convegno di studi in occasione del XXV anniversario della enciclica Humanae Vitae: Roma, 24-26 novembre 1993.] ISBN 88-8065-035-1. LC 95-136136. 1995. 389 pp. AVE: Rome, Italy. In Ita.
The contributions in this collection focus on the papal encyclical on human reproduction "Humanae Vitae", issued in 1968, and its impact on the church and society. Among others, there are papers on contraception, abortion, global population trends, developed and developing countries, and the problems of implementing the encyclical's doctrines.
Correspondence: AVE, via Aurelia 481, 00165 Rome, Italy. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

64:20760 Powell, Richard A.; Mwageni, Eleuther A.; Ankomah, Augustine. Population dynamics: some past and emerging issues. ISBN 0-9525582-0-3. 1996. 94 pp. University of Exeter, Institute of Population Studies: Exeter, England. In Eng.
This publication is a product of the 1995 PopFest, an annual conference held at a British university in order to give those working in the population area, primarily graduate students, an opportunity to present and discuss their work in a critical but friendly environment. The 1995 conference was held at the Institute of Population Studies at the University of Exeter in July. Paper topics include consanguineous marriage; fertility change in colonial Kenya; the role of breastfeeding in infant and child morbidity in Brazil; child mortality in Malawi; fertility, mortality, and family planning in Tanzania; contraceptive prevalence and fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa; the socio-demographic determinants of contraceptive failure in China; fertility preference and contraceptive behavior among men in Tanzania; contraceptive use and unmet needs in rural Egypt; women's allocation of time in Mali; disease transmission in populations undergoing the demographic transition; and community control of health services among Native Indian populations in Canada.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: University of Exeter, Institute of Population Studies, 101 Pennsylvania Road, Exeter EX4 6DT, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20761 Sai, Fred T. The ICPD programme of action: pious hope or a workable guide? Health Transition Review, Vol. 7, Suppl., No. 4, 1997. 1-5 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
The author reflects on the significance and accomplishments of the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. His assessment is generally positive, pointing out the emphasis placed on women's empowerment and health, the inclusion of NGOs, and the acknowledgement of problems caused by the affluent lifestyle of the developed world. He mentions recent research on the global extent of unmet need for family planning, suggesting that if worldwide fertility were to correspond to the fertility level actually desired by women themselves, existing demographic targets would be more than met. Finally, he briefly describes the steps taken by several countries to implement the ICPD recommendations.
Correspondence: F. T. Sai, P.O. Box 9983, Kotoka Airport, Accra, Ghana. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20762 Setel, Philip W.; Chinwa, Wiseman C.; Preston-Whyte, Eleanor. Sexual networking, knowledge and risk: contextual social research for confronting AIDS and STDs in eastern and southern Africa. Health Transition Review, Vol. 7, Suppl., No. 3, 1997. 107 pp. Australian National University, Health Transition Centre: Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
"This supplement to Health Transition Review consists of original papers and research reports prepared for a Workshop on Multi-Partnered Sexuality and Sexual Networking in Southern and Eastern Africa held at the University of Natal, Durban, 7-8 February, 1997. The goal of this workshop was to bring together young researchers, particularly those from Eastern and Southern Africa, who are actively engaged in contextual studies relevant to sexual risk and the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic."
Correspondence: Australian National University, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Health Transition Centre, G.P.O. Box 4, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. E-mail: htr@necph.anu.edu.au. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20763 Simons, Helen. Repackaging population control. CovertAction Quarterly, No. 51, Winter 1994-1995. 33-7 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"While the abortion controversy captured the world's headlines, the real significance of the UN's [1994 International Conference on Population and Development] went largely unnoticed.... After decades of failure, the UN has finally pushed the issue of population control center stage by repackaging it in a blurry concern for the rights of women." The author argues that the conference's strategy was to target women as both the cause of overpopulation and the locus of the problem's solution.
Location: Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH.

64:20764 Sinding, Steven; Caldwell, John C. Where is the international population movement going? Cairo's legacy. Health Transition Review, Vol. 7, Suppl., No. 4, 1997. 42 pp. Australian National University, Health Transition Centre: Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
This supplement contains four perspectives on the significance and accomplishments of the International Conference on Population and Development at Cairo, by Fred T. Sai, John C. Caldwell, Adrienne Germain, and Alaka M. Basu.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Australian National University, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Health Transition Centre, G.P.O. Box 4, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. E-mail: htr@nceph.anu.edu.au. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20765 Welti, Carlos. Population and development: a Latin American perspective since Cairo 1994. [Población y desarrollo: una perspectiva latinoamericana después de El Cairo-94.] ISBN 968-6605-19-3. 1997. 302 pp. Programa Latinoamericano de Actividades en Población [PROLAP]: Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Spa.
These are the proceedings of a seminar held at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, in December 1995. The focus of the seminar was on the implications for Latin America of the Plan of Action agreed upon at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo in 1994. The seminar investigated the impact of the Plan of Action on population education, demographic research, population policy, development of human resources, and the generation of information.
Correspondence: Programa Latinoamericano de Actividades en Población, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales de la UNAM, Ciudad de las Humanidades, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, DF, Mexico. E-mail: welti@servidor.unam.mx. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:20766 Welti, Carlos. Population dynamics and social change. [Dinámica demográfica y cambio social.] ISBN 968-6605-13-4. 1996. 383 pp. Programa Latinoamericano de Actividades en Población [PROLAP]: Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Spa.
This publication consists of a selection of studies presented at the Twentieth Congress of the Latin American Association of Sociology. The studies focused on population dynamics and social change in Latin America. The 26 papers included are organized under five main topics: demographic aging, increases in life expectancy, and survival conditions; reproductive health, including abortion; the family, life cycle, and the demographic transition; mortality and morbidity; and population and development. A primary concern of the contributions is to increase public awareness of the demographic impact of the current economic and social policies that are being implemented in the region.
Correspondence: Programa Latinoamericano de Actividades en Población, Torre de Humanidades II, 9o Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico, DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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