Volume 64 - Number 4 - Winter 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.

64:40032 Bangladesh. Bureau of Statistics. Statistics Division (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Women and men in Bangladesh, facts and figures: 1970-90. ISBN 984-508-156-8. Apr 1995. vii, 106 pp. Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
This volume presents a selection of statistics on women and men in Bangladesh, together with appropriate commentary on those statistics. There are chapters on population size by sex, including age structure, missing women, and aging; families and households; marriage and reproduction, including age at first birth, differential fertility, and unwanted childbearing; health and contraception, including mortality, causes of death, and life expectancy; education and training; work and access to productive resources; migration and urbanization; and participation in public life.
Correspondence: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistics Division, Ministry of Planning, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Location: Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY.

64:40033 Bose, Ashish; Haldar, Anita; Bist, Mohan S.; Guha, Romita; Kumar, Sunil. Supplement 1998: demographic diversity of India, 1991 census. State and district level data. A reference book. ISBN 81-7018-997-7. 1998. xxi, 164 pp. B. R. Publishing: Delhi, India. In Eng.
This work presents additional demographic data for India from the 1991 census in a user-friendly format. The data are provided separately for states and territories. Part I has basic data for India as a whole. Part II has general population data for states and districts, including data on rural and urban population; density, sex ratio, percent urban, and literacy; labor force; and annual rate of population growth and social characteristics. Part III has data on religion. Part IV has data on language.
Correspondence: B. R. Publishing, D. K. Publishers Distributors (P), A-6 Nimri Community Centre, Near Bharat Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Delhi 110 052, India. E-mail: brpcltd@del2.vsnl.net.in. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40034 Fine, Agnès; Sangoï, Jean-Claude. The French population in the twentieth century. [La population français au xx siècle.] Que Sais-Je?, No. 1167, ISBN 2-13-048622-3. 1998. 128 pp. Presses Universitaires de France: Paris, France. In Fre.
This work describes demographic developments in France from World War I to the present day. It is divided into three chapters, which are about the period of demographic crisis from 1914 to 1945, the period of growth from 1945 to 1975, and the period of turbulence from 1975 to 1995. The work is primarily based on official French statistical sources.
Correspondence: Presses Universitaires de France, 108 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40035 Pashina, Ludmilla; Dunlop, John. Newly independent states of the former Soviet Union: statistical materials. Indexed list. IPC Staff Paper, No. 93, Jun 1998. vi, 226 pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Programs Center: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This bibliography provides information about the available reference materials on economic, demographic, and social topics for the 15 countries that were part of the former Soviet Union. It is divided into six sections: statistical handbooks, press releases, reports, periodicals, other materials, and miscellaneous tables. Each section is arranged alphabetically by country. Information is also included on reference materials for groups of countries and regions, including the Baltic countries, the Caucasus, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Council of Mutual Economic Aid.
The information presented here updates that in the publication cited in 63:30796.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Programs Center, Population Division, Washington, D.C. 20233-8860. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40036 Srinivasan, K.; Shariff, Abusaleh; Zaman, Wasim A.; Bierring, Christina. India: towards population and development goals. ISBN 0-19-564374-7. LC 98-164984. 1997. xvi, 194 pp. United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]: New York, New York; Oxford University Press: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This book presents a review, making extensive use of figures and graphics, of the progress made in India toward achieving the demographic and social development goals agreed to at the International Conference on Population and Development held in Cairo, Egypt, in 1994. There are sections on human development; population, including size and growth, sex ratio, and urbanization; fertility; reproductive health, including contraception, birth spacing, higher order births, teenage pregnancy, and deliveries attended by trained personnel; mortality and public health, including maternal mortality, infant and child mortality, and life expectancy; literacy and education; and economic growth and disparity.
Correspondence: Oxford University Press, YMCA Library Building, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi 110 001, India. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

64:40037 Winckler, Onn. Population growth and migration in Jordan, 1950-1994. ISBN 1-898723-65-6. 1997. xii, 138 pp. Sussex Academic Press: Brighton, England. In Eng.
"The main purpose of this book is to describe and analyse the demographic trends and developments in Jordan within the framework of the demographic developments taking place throughout the Middle East during the second half of the twentieth century.... Chapter 1 deals with the natural increase of Jordan's population including birth and death rates; distribution of the population by age; rate and age of first marriage; contraceptive use; and the economic consequences of the high rates of natural increase.... Chapter 2 deals with the migration of Jordanians and Palestinians to the oil-producing countries of the Middle East (the GCC countries and Libya), which was one of the most important consequences of Jordan's rapid population growth.... Chapter 3 describes and analyses the attitudes of the Jordanian authorities towards the three main demographic trends: the rapid population growth; the migration of Jordanian/Palestinian workers to the oil-producing countries; and the increase in the number of foreign workers in the Kingdom. The fourth and last chapter deals with the economic-demographic factor in the Jordanian-Israeli peace process (October 1994)."
Correspondence: Sussex Academic Press, 18 Chichester Place, Brighton BN2 1FF, England. 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.

64:40038 Attané, Isabelle; Courbage, Youssef. China and Indonesia, two ways toward the demographic transition. [Chine et Indonésie, deux voies vers la transition de la fécondité.] Population et Sociétés, No. 337, Jul-Aug 1998. 4 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
These two short studies examine the process of the transition from high to low fertility that has taken place in China and Indonesia. The first, by Attané, examines what has happened in China, where the government has actively tried to affect fertility through policy measures. The second, by Courbage, looks at the situation in Indonesia, where the government has been less intrusive. The relative similarity in demographic trends between the two countries despite these policy contrasts is noted.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 133 boulevard Davout, 75980 Paris Cedex 20, France. E-mail: ined@ined.fr. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40039 Chesnais, Jean-Claude. The population of the United States since 1945. [La population des Etats-Unis depuis 1945.] Population et Sociétés, No. 336, Jun 1998. 4 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general review of population trends in the United States since its formation in the late eighteenth century. Attention is given to changing migration trends over time and to changes in the ethnic composition of the population. Some comparisons are made between population trends in the United States and Europe from 1960 to 1995.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 133 boulevard Davout, 75980 Paris Cedex 20, France. E-mail: ined@ined.fr. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40040 del Rey Calero, José. Epidemiological aspects of population dynamics. [Dinámica de población y aspectos epidemiológicos.] In: La explosión demográfica y la regulación de la natalidad, edited by José Botella Llusiá and Salustiano del Campo Urbano. 1997. 45-54 pp. Editorial Síntesis: Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
Current population trends in Spain are analyzed from an epidemiological perspective. This involves an analysis of the changing characteristics of the population associated with the aging of the population, changes in fertility, and the impact of migration. The author also examines the demographic impact of recent economic and sociological changes. The paper concludes by looking at objectives of national health policies, the cost-effectiveness of health interventions, and the determinants of the demand for health services.
Correspondence: J. del Rey Calero, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40041 Dumont, Gérard-François. The population of France in 1997. [La population de la France en 1997.] ISBN 2-86419-026-5. Mar 1998. 8 pp. Association pour la Recherche et l'Information Démographiques [APRD]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is one in a series of annual reports summarizing the demographic situation in France. This report is in two parts. In the first part, the author describes how the decline in fertility is contributing to the aging of the population. In the second part, he describes demographic trends in the Auvergne, where the population is decreasing in size, and the distribution of maternity centers in the region.
For a previous report for 1996, see 64:10026.
Correspondence: Association pour la Recherche et l'Information Démographiques, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40042 European Communities. Commission (Luxembourg). Demographic report 1997. ISBN 92-828-0872-6. 1998. 34 pp. Luxembourg. In Eng.
This is one in a series of reports that examine population trends in the countries of the European Union. The report is in three parts. The first looks at the impact of demographic aging on the characteristics of the population of working age. The second examines how demographic trends will affect regional socioeconomic differences. The third section reviews the major demographic trends in the 12 countries that have applied to join the European Union.
For the first report in this series, published in 1995, see 62:10036.
Correspondence: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40043 McCarthy, Jeff; Bernstein, Ann. Post-apartheid population and income trends: a new analysis. CDE Research, No. 1, LC 96-200347. Sep 1995. 32 pp. Centre for Development and Enterprise: Johannesburg, South Africa. In Eng.
This summary report, which is based on the original research conducted by Charles Simkins, uses recent censuses and other sources of data to analyze demographic and income trends in South Africa following the end of the system of apartheid. Although many of the data needed to analyze such trends are not yet available, the analysis indicates that (1) the more recent population projections may be below those calculated before 1992, (2) there has been a gradual and widely diffused increase in black living standards despite a drop in real per capita income for the country as a whole, (3) there has been a decline in black fertility rates during the 1980s and 1990s, and (4) metropolitan areas are not growing as quickly as had been expected.
Correspondence: Centre for Development and Enterprise, P.O. Box 1936, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa. Location: Columbia University Library, New York, NY.

64:40044 Molnár, Györgyné. Past and present of Baranya county as reflected in demography. [Baranya megye múltja és jelene a demográfia tükrében.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 76, No. 7-8, Jul-Aug 1998. 592-609 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
"The study sets forth a demographical analysis of Baranya, a South-Transdanubian county of Hungary [in the twentieth century].... The author analyses to what extent the various demographical phenomena have determined the...number of population, its structure by age and sex as well as the economic activity of the population in the past and in...recent times."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40045 Pérez, Lisandro. The population of Cuba: the growth and characteristics of its labor force. Columbia Journal of World Business, Vol. 30, No. 1, Spring 1995. 58-65 pp. Greenwich, Connecticut. In Eng.
"This paper analyzes Cuba's current demographic picture, and emphasizes the characteristics of its labor force that will influence dynamic change. Overall, the contribution of the labor force to the development of a market economy is likely to be positive, given its low dependency ratio, the high level of education, and the value placed on entrepreneurship."
Correspondence: L. Pérez, Florida International University, Cuban Research Insitute, University Park, Miami, FL 33199. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

64:40046 Purozhkov, S. I.; Dakiza-Sachuk, N. M.; Zapatrina, I. V. The Ukraine in demographic terms: past, present, and future. [Ukraïna v demografichnomu vimiri: minule, suchasne, maibutnye.] No. 35, 1995. 66 pp. Natsional'nii Institut Strategichnikh Doslidzhen': Kiev, Ukraine. In Ukr.
This is a general introduction to the demography of the population of the Ukraine. Topics covered include past trends, population dynamics, the demographic transition, current trends, family planning, mortality, health, demographic analysis, socioeconomic policy with demographic implications, and future projections.
Correspondence: Natsional'nii Institut Strategichnikh Doslidzhen', vul. Pirogova 7a, 252030 Kiev, Ukraine. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40047 Reed, John M. Population trends: Bolivia. International Brief, No. 98-1, Mar 1998. 4 pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is one in a series of publications highlighting key aspects of the current demographic situation in selected countries. This report examines Bolivia and has sections on population and geography; mortality; population by age and sex; infant and under five mortality rates by residence; fertility; contraceptive prevalence; trends in current use of contraception among women in union by method; distribution of contraceptive users by method; contraceptive use among women in union by region; literacy; urbanization; and unmet need for family planning by residence and education.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Programs Center, Population Studies Branch, Washington, D.C. 20233-8860. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:40048 Saha, Kalyan B.; Saha, Uma. An overview of the socio-economic and demographic transition among the Santal: a census analysis. Man in India, Vol. 78, No. 1-2, Mar-Jun 1998. 87-101 pp. Ranchi, India. In Eng.
The Santals are described as the largest, most integrated, and possibly the most resilient tribe in eastern India. "The paper aims at looking into the parameters that set Santals in the process of socio-economic and demographic transformation and subsequently search for, the plausible explanation for the underlying mechanism for such changes.... The paper discusses the growth of their population and finds that Santals are growing below national average with increase in concentration in some of the pockets in Bihar and West Bengal, while it is spreading towards evenness in Orissa. In the absence of 1991 census data on the tribe wise breakdown the analysis has been restricted to the 1961, 1971 and 1981 census returns and availability of the literature on the tribe."
Correspondence: K. B. Saha, International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

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