Volume 66 - Number 1 - Spring 2000

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.

66:10070 Mackensen, Rainer. Population issues on the side roads of science. On the history of demography in Germany in the twentieth century. [Bevölkerungsfragen auf Abwegen der Wissenschaften. Zur Geschichte der Bevölkerungswissenschaft in Deutschland im 20. Jahrhundert.] ISBN 3-8100-2050-8. 1998. 334 pp. Leske und Budrich: Opladen, Germany. In Ger.
This volume documents the first Colloquium on the History of Demography in Germany in the Twentieth Century, held in Bad Homburg, Germany, on July 23-25, 1997. It includes presentations by demographers, historians, and sociologists. Edited versions of the resulting discussions are also included. The main aim of the meeting was to begin an ongoing discussion about the past, present, and future of population studies in Germany, with special attention to the effects of the National Socialist era. The manuscript of Bernard vom Brocke's literature review was provided to the participants as a resource and basis for discussion.
For vom Brocke's literature review of German population studies, see 65:41643.
Correspondence: Leske und Budrich, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 27, Postfach 300406, 5090 Leverkusen 3, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

66:10071 Tabutin, Dominique; Gourbin, Catherine; Masuy-Stroobant, Godelieve; Schoumaker, Bruno. The Quetelet Chair 1997. Theories, paradigms, and explanatory trends in demography. [Chaire Quetelet 1997. Théories, paradigmes et courants explicatifs en démographie.] ISBN 2-87209-574-8. 1999. 669 pp. Academia-Bruylant: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; L'Harmattan: Paris, France. In Eng; Fre; Spa.
This is a collection of papers presented at the 1997 Quetelet Chair conference, which was held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, November 26-28, 1997. The 28 papers, most of which are in French, are organized under five topics, which are: General and epistemological topics; Internal migration; Fertility; Mortality; and Family and households. About half of the papers are on theoretical issues, and the other half present actual case studies on these topics. The geographical focus is worldwide. English and French abstracts are provided for all papers.
Correspondence: Academia Bruylant, Grand'Place, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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