Volume 65 - Number 2 - Summer 1999

A. General Population Studies and Theories

Works of a general and comprehensive nature. Studies that are limited to well-defined problems of demography are cited under the relevant topic and are cross-referenced to this division, if appropriate.

A.1. General Population

Global population studies.

A.1.1. General Population--Long Studies

Comprehensive, book-length surveys of the present status of demography and its principal branches, including the historical development of these studies, analytical studies of demography as a whole, and global population studies.

65:20001 Bueno Sánchez, Eramis. Studies on population. [Estudios de población.] Feb 1997. 155 pp. Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demográficos [CEDEM]: Havana, Cuba. In Spa.
This is a selection of previously published studies by the author, who was director of CEDEM (Centro de Estudios Demográficos de la Universidad de la Habana) from 1978 to 1996. The titles are: Global models and population; Population policy in Cuba; Demographic impacts and development projects; Human development and poverty; and The informal urban sector in the economic perspective of population studies. The geographic scope is worldwide.
Correspondence: Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demográficos, Avenida 41 Número 2003, Playa 13, Havana, Cuba. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20002 Sandron, Frédéric. Births at the full moon and other demographic oddities. [Les naissances de la pleine lune et autres curiosités démographiques.] Collection Populations, ISBN 2-7384-6961-2. 1998. 175 pp. L'Harmattan: Paris, France. In Fre.
In this work, which is designed for the general public, the author examines a number of broad demographic themes. These include the decline of fertility in Europe, polygamy in Africa, the limits on human life expectancy, differences in life expectancy by sex, the cycles and rhythms that affect births, natural fertility, Malthusianism, birth control, optimum population, and eugenics.
Correspondence: Editions L'Harmattan, 5-7 rue de l'Ecole-polytechnique, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

65:20003 Valette, René. Catholicism and demography. The church, world population, and birth control. [Le catholicisme et la démographie. Eglise, population mondiale, contrôle des naissances.] ISBN 2-7082-3234-7. 1996. 207 pp. Les Editions de l'Atelier/Editions Ouvrières: Paris, France. In Fre.
This study examines current global population trends and individual family planning behavior, with particular reference to the Catholic Church's position on such issues. The author describes the confrontations that have occurred at many recent international population conferences between the Vatican and most of the world's countries. He suggests that the Catholic Church should reconsider its condemnation of those birth control methods it has decided are unnatural and should modernize its attitudes toward the social aspects of sexuality. A case is made that the church can develop humane and effective policies toward population and family planning issues without abandoning its traditional concern with ethical issues.
Correspondence: Les Editions de l'Atelier/Editions Ouvrières, 12 avenue Soeur-Rosalie, 75013 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

A.1.2. General Population--Short Studies

Short (fewer than 100 pages), general works on population and global population studies. Items on activities of research institutions in demography are also included.

65:20004 Dupâquier, Jacques. Six billion people: how the continents were populated--yesterday, today, and tomorrow. [Six milliards d'hommes: le peuplement des continents, hier--aujourd'hui--demain.] Acta Geographica, No. 116, 1998. 5-22 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general review of the history of human population growth on the planet. There are sections on the first human settlement of the continents, the populating of Europe, demographic catastrophes, global population trends from 1500 to 1800, the demographic transition in Europe, the demographic transition in the third world, and future population trends.
Correspondence: J. Dupâquier, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20005 National Geographic Society (Washington, D.C.). Population. National Geographic, No. 4, Oct 1998. 2-75 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This special supplement contains three articles on global population issues. They are concerned with migration, women and population, and feeding the planet.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036-4688. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

65:20006 Ordorica Mellado, Manuel. Some reflections on teaching demography in Mexico in the beginning of the twenty-first century: a new focus. [Algunas reflexiones sobre la enseñanza de la demografia en México en los umbrales del siglo XXI: nuevos enfoques.] Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos, Vol. 13, No. 3, Sep-Dec 1998. 655-65 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
The author discusses current and future trends in the teaching of demography in Mexico. Aspects considered include the demographic future and new paradigms; sources of information and models; labor trajectory of demographers; and the balance between development and population growth.
Correspondence: M. Ordorica Mellado, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Demográficos y de Desarrollo Urbano, Camino al Ajusco 20, 10740 Mexico City, DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.2. Population Theory

Discussions of the main principles of demography and population theory not applied to actual data, including such concepts as Malthusianism, the demographic transition, overpopulation, optimum population, and stable and stationary population models as distinct from methodological studies and models using data, which are classified under N. Methods of Research and Analysis Including Models.

65:20007 Caldwell, John C. Malthus and the less developed world: the pivotal role of India. Population and Development Review, Vol. 24, No. 4, Dec 1998. 675-96, 898, 900 pp. New York, New York. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Spa.
"Malthus's Essay had a powerful influence on how English-speaking people interpreted population issues. This was particularly true with regard to India, Britain's huge colony.... Its administrators and civil servants, both British and Indian, increasingly saw it in Malthusian terms. This tradition persisted into the twentieth century and played a powerful role in the establishment of national family planning programs in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and beyond. In turn the British experience in India helped to shape the attitudes of the English-speaking peoples to poor, densely population countries and rapid population growth."
Correspondence: J. C. Caldwell, Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Demography Program, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20008 Petersen, William. Founder of modern demography: Malthus. ISBN 0-7658-0481-6. LC 98-19058. 1999. xxvi, 302 pp. Transaction Publishers: New Brunswick, New Jersey/London, England. In Eng.
This is a reissue, with a new introduction, of a book originally published in 1979, that offers an exposition of the thought of Thomas R. Malthus, integrating his theory on population with his analysis of economic development and social structure. Malthus's work is also contrasted with that of his contemporary, David Ricardo, as well as with later scholars, such as John Maynard Keynes. The author also comments on Malthus's stand on birth control and his contribution to the modern population control movement.
Correspondence: Transaction Publishers, Rutgers University, 35 Berrue Circle, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8042. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20009 Riley, Nancy E. Research on gender in demography: limitations and constraints. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 17, No. 6, Dec 1998. 521-38 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"This paper explores the issue of gender in demography, focusing on the question of why we don't know more than we do about the role of gender in demographic processes. Our lack of knowledge is partly explained by demography's research and policy focus on the two questions central to the field in recent decades, fertility decline and the relationship between economic and demographic change. The focus on these issues--sometimes at the expense of other research questions and issues--has meant that some social processes surrounding demographic change, including the role of gender, have not received the attention they deserve. Understanding gender's complex relationship to social behaviors, such as demographic behavior, requires attention to social/cultural context and to power. Demography needs to expand our knowledge of gender through the development of new research questions, research designs, and methodologies. Doing so will give us new insights into demographic processes."
Correspondence: N. E. Riley, Bowdoin College, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Brunswick, ME 04011. E-mail: nriley@bowdoin.edu. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20010 Suzuki, Toru. Sibling size in a stable population. Jinko Mondai Kenkyu/Journal of Population Problems, Vol. 53, No. 4, 1997. 67-74 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn.
In this theoretical study, the author examines the question of sibship size in a stable population.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20011 Wargon, Sylvia T. Demography in Canada: looking backward, looking forward. Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1998. 199-228 pp. Edmonton, Canada. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"This article presents a general summary of how demography developed in 20th century Canada. It begins with some brief but pertinent details about the evolution of the science of population in Europe, and the historical demographic, cultural and political background in Canada. The body of the text is focussed on the period of close to 80 years, from about 1920 to the present.... This information provides a picture of the gradual establishment of the discipline `as a science and a profession' in the English-speaking and French-speaking regions of the country."
Correspondence: S. T. Wargon, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.3. Interrelations with Other Disciplines

Interdisciplinary studies of demographic problems and studies of the interaction of demography with other disciplines. This coding is also used for reports, studies, and surveys from other disciplines that include information of demographic interest.

65:20012 Silvey, Rachel; Lawson, Victoria. Placing the migrant. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 89, No. 1, Mar 1999. 121-32 pp. Malden, Massachusetts. In Eng.
The authors examine research on migration in the context of a wider discussion on continuity and change in the study of geography. The discussion "focuses on examining some enduring themes from previous migration literature and some emerging themes in feminist and postcolonial work." Particular attention is given to the concepts of place and the migrant, as well as to the relationship between theoretical and empirical studies.
Correspondence: R. Silvey, University of Colorado, Department of Geography, Boulder, CO 80309-0260. E-mail: Rachel.Silvey@Colorado.edu. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

A.4. Textbooks and Teaching Programs

Major demographic textbooks and teaching aids, general surveys and collections of readings that are particularly suitable as supplements to coursework, studies on the organization and coverage of training programs in demography, and selected items on population education.

65:20013 Kuby, Michael; Harner, John; Gober, Patricia. Human geography in action. ISBN 0-471-18170-6. LC 97-31192. 1998. 70 pp. John Wiley and Sons: New York, New York/Chichester, England. In Eng.
"Human Geography in Action comprises 13...chapters that challenge students to collect, manipulate, display, and interpret geographic information. Each freestanding activity enables hands-on experience with a basic concept in human geography including: scale, region, diffusion, spatial interaction, space-time prisms, economic specialization, age-sex pyramids, development, urban hierarchy, neighborhood characteristics, segregation, nations and states, and environmental change."
Correspondence: John Wiley and Sons, 605 Third Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10158. Location: Population Council Library, New York, NY.

65:20014 Stine, Gerald J. AIDS update, 1999: an annual overview of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. ISBN 0-13-080352-9. 1999. xxii, 458 pp. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. In Eng.
This textbook on AIDS, designed for college-level courses, presents a basic scientific introduction to what has been learned about HIV/AIDS over the past 18 years. There are chapters on the prevalence of HIV infections, AIDS cases, and deaths among select groups in the United States, and on the prevalence of HIV infections and AIDS cases among women, children, and teenagers in the United States.
Correspondence: Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:20015 Valentei, D. I. Demography: current state and prospects for development. [Demografiya: sovremennoe sostoyanie i perspektivy razvitiya.] ISBN 5-06-003307-4. 1997. 271 pp. Vysshaya Shkola: Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This is a textbook for graduate students in demography prepared by a team of professors and researchers under the auspices of the Moscow State University Center for Population Studies. It gives an overview of both the core topics of demography (including theoretical demography, mathematical demography, life tables, demographic analysis, and statistical methods) and applied and peripheral fields of population studies, such as economic and business demography, military and political demography, medical demography and genetics, and population geography. The whole body of population studies is viewed as a branching system of demographic sciences. Examples are drawn mainly from contemporary Russian population.
Correspondence: Vysshaya Shkola, ul. Neglinnaya 29/14, GSP-4, Moscow 101430, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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