Volume 65 - Number 4 - Winter 1999

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.

65:41632 AbouZahr, C. Some thoughts on ICPD+5. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol. 77, No. 9, 1999. 767-70 pp. Geneva, Switzerland. In Eng.
The author "provides a commentary on the articles by Lush et al. and Wheeler, which are published in this [issue] of the Bulletin, and gives some background information about the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which was held in Cairo in 1994."
For the article by Lush et al. and Wheeler, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: C. AbouZahr, World Health Organization, Reproductive Health and Development, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41633 American Statistical Association [ASA] (Alexandria, Virginia). 1998 proceedings of the Section on Government Statistics and Section on Social Statistics. ISBN 1-883276-76-4. [1998]. 248 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
These are the papers presented by the Sections on Government Statistics and Social Statistics at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, held in Dallas, Texas, August 9-13, 1998. A selection of the sessions includes those on public policy using statistics, the release of public-use microdata files, statistical methodologies for the 2000 census, technical issues in statistical disclosure limitation and computer security, restricting data and restricting access procedures used by federal statistical agencies, a statistical perspective on income inequality, improving user access to data, social policy measurement issues, measuring the impact of welfare reform, administrative records activities and issues, statistical application in health policy research, and statistics for health, disability, and evidence in court.
Selected items are cited elsewhere in this issue of Population Index.
Correspondence: American Statistical Association, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41634 Birg, H.; Flöthmann, E.-J. Proceedings of the demographic symposium of the Institute for Population Research and Social Policy, 1995. [Abhandlungen des demographischen Symposions des Instituts für Bevölkerungsforschung und Sozialpolitik 1995.] IBS-Materialien, Vol. 40, ISBN 3-923340-34-6. 1996. ii, 253 pp. Universität Bielefeld, Institut für Bevölkerungsforschung und Sozialpolitik [IBS]: Bielefeld, Germany. In Ger.
This volume is a collection of papers given at a demographic conference held in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1995. The topics of the papers are as follows. Growth of resource consumption and population--only limits and equal distribution between the first and third world will ensure climatic and environmental protection, by Wilfrid Bach; Institutional change and population trends in the new German states, by Robby Finke and Harald Michel; Trends in the European Union's labor force to the year 2020 assuming changing labor force participation, by Andreas Heigl; The demographic transition in the developing countries--causes, specifics, and consequences, by Parviz Khalatbari (cited elsewhere in this issue); Population trends and socioeconomic structural change in Saxony-Anhalt, by Georgia Kroll; Long-term prospectives on labor force trends in the regions of Germany, by Steffen Maretzke; Links between mortality and thermic elements of the atmosphere in Thuringia, by Wolfgang Mey and Jens-Uwe Rehm; The systematics of demographic data on death events, by Jürgen Schott; The origin of the German Actuaries' (DAV) life table 1994R for social security--an example of demographic analysis in insurance calculations, by Esther U. Schütz and Bodo Schmithals; The influence of societal transformation on population trends in the Slovak Republic, by Boris Vano; and Effects of employment on East German fertility after unification, by James C. Witte and Gert G. Wagner (in English).
Correspondence: Universität Bielefeld, Institut für Bevölkerungsforschung und Sozialpolitik, Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41635 Cairo Demographic Center (Cairo, Egypt). CDC 25th annual seminar on population issues in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. CDC Research Monograph Series, No. 25, 1996. 946 pp. Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the 1995 annual meeting organized by the Cairo Demographic Center. The 31 papers, most of which are by Egyptian scholars and about population issues in Egypt, are organized into six parts: population and sustainable development, family planning, education and the labor force, mortality and life tables, reproductive health and family planning, and fertility. Papers on countries other than Egypt include population polices and programs in Uganda; the socioeconomic impact of demographic aging in the Asia-Pacific region; female labor force participation, child nutrition, and fertility in Sudan; mortality in Iraq; polygyny in Yemen; and fertility in Indonesia.
Correspondence: Cairo Demographic Center, No. 78 Street No. 4, Mokattam 11571, Cairo, Egypt. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41636 Germany. Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (Wiesbaden, Germany). Lectures from the meetings of the work group on demographic methods of the German Society of Demographers, 1997. [Vorträge auf den Tagungen des Arbeitskreises "Bevölkerungswissenschaftliche Methoden" der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Bevölkerungswissenschaft 1997.] Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft, No. 90, 1999. 117 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Eng; Ger.
This volume contains six papers, five of which are in German and one in English, presented at the semi-annual meeting of the German Society of Demographers' work group on demographic methods, held in Kiedrich, Germany, on October 9 and 10, 1997. The general topic is demographic trends in Eastern Europe. The papers are as follows. Up-to-date analysis of demographic trends--the Calot method, by Karla Gärtner; Changing living arrangements--living arrangements of unmarried people and their households. Application of the LIPRO program, by Gert Hullen; Russia over five years--demographic trends and population policy, by Bernd Knabe; Marriage and birth trends of female doctors in Hesse and Saxony, Germany, from the 1930-1935 cohort, by Konstanze Kühn; Integration and segregation by religion and nationality in Germany and Switzerland, by Jürgen Mimkes; and The statistical error in estimating average life expectancy, by Jürgen Schott.
Correspondence: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4, Postfach 5528, 65180 Wiesbaden, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41637 Klitsch, Michael. The bumpy road from Cairo to now--and beyond. International Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 25, No. 4, Dec 1999. 196-9, 213 pp. New York, New York. In Eng. with sum. in Spa; Fre.
The author describes the process of implementing recommendations, with their emphasis on reproductive health, drawn up at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo to the final unanimous adoption by the United Nations of the 1999 document entitled Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the ICPD. The author outlines the process from the initial preparations for an evaluation of the implementation of the Cairo Programme of Action to the first formal international meetings related to the evaluation in the Hague in 1999, and the further negotiations of the reports by country representatives.
Correspondence: M. Klitsch, Alan Guttmacher Institute, International Family Planning Perspectives, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41638 Rao, K. Vaninadha. Studies in applied demography: proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Demography, 1994. ISBN 0-944244-03-3. 1996. viii, 463 pp. Bowling Green State University, Department of Sociology, Population and Society Research Center: Bowling Green, Ohio. In Eng.
"This volume contains selected papers presented at the Fifth International Conference on Applied Demography, held at Bowling Green in September 1994.... The first section discusses issues related to data, its availability in various formats, and measurement.... The second section...presents several papers dealing with population projections, and estimation issues.... The third section...is devoted to business applications.... The fourth section...consists of papers with specific focus on India.... The fifth section on GIS consists of [one] paper.... The sixth section...contains several papers dealing with policy and one paper on legal demography."
Selected items are cited elsewhere in this issue of Population Index.
Correspondence: Bowling Green State University, Department of Sociology, Population and Society Research Center, Williams Hall, Bowling Green, OH 43403. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41639 United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). Review and appraisal of the progress made in achieving the goals and objectives of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development: 1999 Report. No. ST/ESA/SER.A/182, Pub. Order No. E.99.XIII.16. ISBN 92-1-151339-1. 1999. viii, 100 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"The publication has two parts. The first part presents the...report of the [UN] Secretary-General providing a review and appraisal of the progress made in achieving the goals and objectives of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development; and offers an overall assessment of the following issues: population trends; population growth, structure and distribution; reproductive rights and reproductive health; health and mortality; international migration; and population programmes and resources.... The second part presents `Key actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Acton of the International Conference on Population and Development'.... The set of key actions are organized under five substantive headings, namely, population and development concerns; gender equality, equity and empowerment of women; reproductive rights and reproductive health; partnerships and collaborations; and mobilizing resources."
Correspondence: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, DC2 1950, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:41640 United Nations. Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, Switzerland); United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] (New York, New York); Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France); Hungary. Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (Budapest, Hungary). Population in Europe and North America on the eve of the millennium: dynamics and policy responses. Regional population meeting, 7-9 December 1998, Budapest, Hungary. Pub. Order No. E.99.II.E.16. ISBN 92-1-116718-3. 1999. vi, 284 pp. Geneva, Switzerland. In Eng; Rus.
This publication represents a part of the documentation prepared for a meeting held in Budapest in December 1998 as part of the follow-up to the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development. The primary focus is on Europe, but there are reports included on Kazakhstan, Russia, the Ukraine, and the United States. Part I examines population and development issues in general, including fertility, family, and gender issues; reproductive rights, sexual, and reproductive health; mortality and health; population aging; international migration; international cooperation; and data collection and research. Part II presents national reports (in Russian or English) from the participating countries. There are three appendixes, which present a report of the meeting, summarize the meeting's conclusions, and outline some research areas of particular concern.
Correspondence: UN Economic Commission for Europe, Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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