Volume 65 - Number 1 - Spring 1999

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.

65:10710 Dale, A. The value of the SARs in spatial and area-level research. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 1998. 767-74 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The papers in this issue exemplify in various ways the value of the Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) for Britain and Northern Ireland to spatial and area-level research. Before highlighting some of the strengths of the SARs for this type of analysis we give a brief overview of the structure and content of the SARs."
Correspondence: A. Dale, University of Manchester, Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, Manchester M13 9PL, England. E-mail: angeladale@man.ac.uk. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

65:10711 Santo, Augusto H.; Pinheiro, Celso E.; Rodrigues, Eliana M. Comparative evaluation of underlying causes of death processed by the Automated Classification of Medical Entities and the Underlying Cause of Death Selection systems. Revista de Saúde Pública/Journal of Public Health, Vol. 32, No. 1, Feb 1998. 1-6 pp. São Paulo, Brazil. In Eng. with sum. in Por.
Problems in collecting data on causes of death are examined by comparing data collected in two different programs in Brazil, the Automated Classification of Medical Entities (ACME) and the Sistema de Seleção de Causa Básica de Morte (SCB). The data concern 129,104 death certificates recorded in the state of São Paulo in 1993. The analysis revealed 3,278 differences in the causes of death between the two systems, primarily due to failure to record the necessary information, deaths associated with HIV for which there was no provision for recording the appropriate information, and coding or keying errors. The relatively low and insignificant number of problems recorded indicates the high quality of the data collected, particularly in the SCB system.
Correspondence: A. H. Santo, Universidade de São Paulo, Departamento de Epidemiologia, Avenida Dr. Arnaldo 715, São Paulo, SP 01246-904, Brazil. E-mail: auhsanto@usp.br. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10712 United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Statistics Division (New York, New York). Geographical information systems for population statistics. Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 68, Pub. Order No. E.97.XVII.3. ISBN 92-1-161389-2. LC 97-227986. 1997. v, 92 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This report contains the text of four technical reports prepared during the course of a project designed to assist developing countries in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to population and related statistics. "The first considers basic conceptual and management issues in using GIS for population statistics. The second presents the results of the survey of country experience in using automated mapping and GIS techniques in population statistics. The third chapter reviews five GIS software packages and their applicability to population statistics. The fourth demonstrates how GIS can be used for planning, evaluation and assessment of health and family planning activities."
Correspondence: UN Sales Section, New York, NY 10017. 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.

No citations in this issue.

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.

65:10713 Burman, B. K. Roy. Backward classes and the census: putting the record straight. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 33, No. 50, Dec 12-18, 1998. 3,178-9 pp. Mumbai, India. In Eng.
The author, who was Deputy Registrar General of India from 1961 to 1974, makes the case that including caste in the upcoming Indian census is neither useful nor practicable.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

65:10714 Dale, A. The value of UK census microdata in analysing spatial effects and area-level differences. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 1998. 767-880 pp. Pion: London, England. In Eng.
"The papers in this [special section] exemplify in various ways the value of the Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) for Britain and Northern Ireland to spatial and area-level research." In an introductory paper, some of the strengths of the SARs for this type of analysis are outlined and a brief overview of the structure and content of the SARs is provided.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: A. Dale, University of Manchester, Center for Census and Survey Research, Manchester M13 9PL, England. E-mail: angeladale@man.ac.uk. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

65:10715 Swanson, David A. The tragedy of the census. Applied Demography, Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer 1998. 1-3, 6 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author discusses the debate on how to reduce the undercount error in the 2000 U.S. census. He reviews the history of the census, and considers the impact of the "opposing `interest groups' represented in Congress and elsewhere debating methodological issues that can affect the distribution of census-allocated resources [who] tend to favor methodological choices that will increase their resources."
Correspondence: D. A. Swanson, Science Applications International Cooperation, 1271 Town Center Drive, Building 2, Las Vegas, NV 89134. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10716 Varga, Arpád E. The 1857 population census in Transylvania in Romanian. [Az 1857. évi erdélyi népszámlálás román nyelven.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 76, No. 10, Oct 1998. 850-61 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
"This paper is a...contribution to making the series of data on settlements of the Population Census held in Transylvania [Hungary] in 1857 more precise by introducing a volume published in a series of publications issued in Romania.... After reviewing the antecedents and sources of the volume as well as the performance of the 1857 Population Census the author introduces two related source-materials [from Hungary].... He draws attention to the larger or smaller discrepancies of the Romanian and the Hungarian source-materials as well as to the possible causes of them."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10717 Wright, Tommy. A one-number census: some related history. Science, Vol. 283, No. 5401, Jan 22, 1999. 491-2 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author describes the plans by the U.S. Census Bureau to carry out a one-number census in the year 2000 by integrating the results of conventional counting techniques with results from probability sampling techniques. The history of efforts to provide accurate census counts of the total population over time is described. The author notes that the use of the proposed sampling techniques would have added about 1.5 million people to the 1990 census total population. The paper was written prior to a Supreme Court ruling against the use of sampling in the forthcoming census.
Correspondence: T. Wright, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Statistical Research Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. E-mail: twright@census.gov. Location: Princeton University Library (SQ).

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.

65:10718 Cape Verde. Instituto Nacional de Estatística (Praia, Cape Verde). Demographic and Reproductive Health Survey, 1998: preliminary results. [Inquérito Demográfico e de Saúde Reprodutiva, 1998: relatorio preliminar.] Oct 1998. [44] pp. Praia, Cape Verde. In Por.
Preliminary results are presented from a survey carried out in Cape Verde in 1998, involving a national sample of 8,322 women aged 15-49 and 4,102 men aged 15-54. Following a description of the survey methodology, results are presented on the characteristics of those surveyed, fertility, contraception, maternal and child health, reproductive intentions and sexual activity, young adults, and sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Praia, Cape Verde. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10719 De Sandre, Paolo; Ongaro, Fausta; Rettaroli, Rosella; Salvini, Silvana. Marriage and sons: between postponement and rejection. The second national survey of fertility. [Matrimonio e figli: tra rinvio e rinuncia. Seconda indagine nazionale sulla fecondità.] Studi e Ricerche, No. 390, ISBN 88-15-06034-0. LC 98-145556. 1997. 218 pp. Società Editrice il Mulino: Bologna, Italy. In Ita.
This is an analysis of the results of the second national fertility survey conducted in Italy, which was undertaken in 1995 as part of the UN Family and Fertility Surveys. 4,824 women and 1,206 men were interviewed on topics including family, nest-leaving, education and employment, sexuality, consensual unions, timing of marriage, divorce and separation, family planning and contraception, fertility, abortion, childbearing at older ages, and ideal versus achieved family size. The study found that while there were great differences by region, age, and education, there was a general trend toward postponing nest-leaving and marriage, and toward childbearing at older ages. A small increase in the number of consensual unions was also noted.
Correspondence: Società Editrice il Mulino, Strada Maggiore 37, C.P. 119, 40100 Bologna, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10720 Gunasekera, H. R. Demographic and Health Survey--1993. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, Feb 1998. 107-10 pp. Colombo, Sri Lanka. In Eng.
The author briefly outlines some of the major findings of the 1993 Sri Lanka Demographic and Health Survey. Information is provided on fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, maternal and child health, breast-feeding, and nutritional status of children.
Correspondence: H. R. Gunasekera, Department of Census and Statistics, P.O. Box 563, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10721 Indonesia. Central Bureau of Statistics (Jakarta, Indonesia); Indonesia. State Ministry of Population/National Family Planning Coordinating Board (Jakarta, Indonesia); Indonesia. Ministry of Health (Jakarta, Indonesia); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey, 1997. Oct 1998. xxviii, 324 pp. Jakarta, Indonesia. In Eng.
The results of the 1997 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey, the fourth in the DHS series, are presented in this report. The survey involved a total of 34,255 households and 28,810 ever-married women aged 15-49. The results show that over the last three decades, fertility has declined from 5.6 children in 1967-1970 to 2.8 children in 1995-1997, and that knowledge about family planning methods and sources for those methods is almost universal. The report has chapters on household characteristics and women's situation, fertility, knowledge and ever-use of family planning, current use of family planning, fertility preferences, nonuse and intention to use family planning, other proximate determinants of fertility, infant and child mortality, maternal health, immunization of children, childhood diseases, infant feeding, and knowledge of AIDS. Survey methodology is covered in appendices to the report.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10722 Johnson, David R.; Elliott, Lisa A. Sampling design effects: do they affect the analyses of data from the National Survey of Families and Households? Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 60, No. 4, Nov 1998. 993-1,001 pp. Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Eng.
"Most large national surveys, such as the [U.S.] National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), involve clustered and stratified samples. These complex sample designs have consequences for data analysis techniques. Standard errors calculated using procedures that do not adjust for design effects often are too small and lead to incorrect inferences. We discuss design effects and estimate them for a set of variables selected from the 1988 NSFH. Included are examples of descriptive estimates and regression results with household income and marital happiness as dependent variables. Statistical software that adjusts standard errors in complex designs is discussed, as are issues related to weighting and the analysis of subsamples."
Correspondence: D. R. Johnson, University of Nebraska, Department of Sociology, 711 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. E-mail: djohnso2@unl.edu. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10723 Madagascar. Institut National de la Statistique. Direction de la Démographie et des Statistiques Sociales (Antananarivo, Madagascar); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Demographic and Health Survey, Madagascar, 1997. [Enquête Démographique et de Santé, Madagascar, 1997.] Nov 1998. xxiv, 264 pp. Antananarivo, Madagascar. In Fre.
The results of the second DHS survey undertaken in Madagascar are presented. This survey, which was conducted in 1997, involved a nationally representative sample of 7,060 women aged 15-49. Following descriptions of the country and the survey methodology employed, there are chapters on fertility, family planning, marital status and exposure to the risk of pregnancy, fertility preferences, child mortality, maternal mortality, maternal and child health, lactation and nutritional status, and sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10724 Population Council (New York, New York). Dominican Republic 1996: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 29, No. 4, Dec 1998. 423-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1996 Dominican Republic Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 8,831 households, 8,422 women aged 15-49, and 2,279 men aged 15-64. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, current contraceptive use, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, disease prevention and treatment, and nutrition.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10725 Population Council (New York, New York). Zambia 1996: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 29, No. 4, Dec 1998. 428-32 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1996 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 7,286 households, 8,021 women aged 15-49, and 1,849 men aged 15-59. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, current contraceptive use, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, disease prevention and treatment, and nutrition.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10726 Portugal. Instituto Nacional de Estatística [INE] (Lisbon, Portugal). Survey on Fertility and the Family, 1997: preliminary results. [Inquérito à Fecundidade e Família, 1997: resultados preliminares.] ISBN 972-673-305-7. 1998. 56 pp. Lisbon, Portugal. In Por.
Preliminary results are presented from a survey on fertility and the family carried out in Portugal in 1997. The survey included a nationally representative sample of 6,260 women and 3,130 men. The results concern household and family characteristics, family formation, fertility, birth intervals, maternal age and educational status, contraception, first sexual relations and first use of contraception, induced abortion, and number of children desired.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, Avenida António José de Almeida 2, 1000 Lisbon Codex, Portugal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10727 Prinz, Christopher; Lutz, Wolfgang; Nowak, Vera; Pfeiffer, Christiane. Fertility and Family Surveys in countries of the ECE region. Standard country report: Austria. Economic Studies, No. 10h, Pub. Order No. GV.E.98.0.24. ISBN 92-1-100783-6. 1998. x, 98 pp. UN Economic Commission for Europe [ECE]: Geneva, Switzerland; United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]: New York, New York. In Eng.
"This report presents the major findings of the Austrian Family and Fertility Survey 1996. Chapters 2 and 3 provide more general background material on Austria's current economic, social and cultural as well as its demographic position and the main trends during the last decades. Following the internationally agreed upon guidelines for FFS standard country reports, the principal results of the Austrian FFS 96 are given in chapter 4, while chapter 5 stresses the biographical perspective. Basic methodological information on the survey design is provided in the technical annex contained in chapter 6."
Correspondence: UN Economic Commission for Europe, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10728 Switzerland. Bundesamt für Statistik (Bern, Switzerland). Microcensus on the family in Switzerland, 1994-1995: presentation, results with commentary, and tables. [Mikrozensus Familie in der Schweiz 1994/95: Präsentation, kommentierte Ergebnisse und Tabellen.] Statistik der Schweiz/Statistique de la Suisse, ISBN 3-303-01087-0. 1998. 248 pp. Bern, Switzerland. In Ger.
Results from the first microcensus focusing on the family in Switzerland are presented. It contributes to the series of family and fertility surveys in Europe launched by the UN Economic Commission for Europe in the early 1990s. Data are from interviews conducted in 1994-1995 with 3,881 women and 2,083 men aged 20 to 49. After a review of methodology and presentation of the questionnaire, topics covered include household composition, first sexual experience, contraceptive use, consensual unions, age at first birth, desired family size, separation and divorce, and employment. Questions about attitudes are also included.
Correspondence: Bundesamt für Statistik, Hallwylstrasse 15, 3003 Bern, Switzerland. E-mail: Info.bev@bfs.admin.ch. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10729 Touré, Lassina; Guillaume, Agnès; Desgrées du Loû, Annabel; Kamagaté, Zoumana. Family planning and reproductive health in Yopougon (Ivory Coast): survey methodology. [Planification familiale et santé de la reproduction à Yopougon (Côte-d'Ivoire): méthodologie de l'enquête.] Les Documents Méthodologiques du GRIPPS, No. 1, Oct 1998. 59 pp. Groupe Internationale de Partenaires Population-Santé [GRIPPS]: Paris, France; Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquée [ENSEA]: Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Institut Français de Recherche Scientifique pour le Développement en Coopération [ORSTOM]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This monograph deals with the methodological aspects of the 1996 survey Family Planning and Reproductive Health in Yopougon (Ivory Coast). Information is included on the institutional framework of the survey, research objectives and problems, and research methodology, including data collection and recruitment of survey personnel. The main part of the monograph consists of four appendixes: a reprint of the questionnaires, an interview guide, list of tables, and a bibliography.
Correspondence: Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquée, 08 B.P. 3, Abidjan 08, Ivory Coast. Author's E-mail: aguillau@abidjan.orstom.ci. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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