Volume 64 - Number 2 - Summer 1998

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form and to computer programs and microcomputer software for demographic analysis. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

64:20798 United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). User's guide to the Population, Resources, Environment and Development Databank (PRED Bank, version 2.1). No. ST/ESA/SER.A/168, Pub. Order No. E.98.XIII.9. ISBN 92-1-151321-9. 1998. vi, 59 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"This publication...describes a machine-readable database entitled Population, Resources, Environment and Development Databank (PRED Bank, version 2.1).... [The database] brings together data series dealing with various aspects of population, the labour force, economic growth, agriculture and natural resource use and their trends from 1961 to 1990. The PopMap Retrieval System (version 3.01), which accompanies the database, makes it possible to generate thematic maps of PRED Bank variables to manipulate data and save selected data in a choice of data formats." The database is available on diskette from the UN Population Division; an order form is included in this volume.
Correspondence: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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