Volume 52 - Number 1 - Spring 1986

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.

52:10024 Andre, Robert. The population of Wallonia in the demographic duality of Belgium. [La population de la Wallonie dans la dualite demographique de la Belgique.] 1983. 192 pp. Fondation Charles Plisnier: Brussels, Belgium; Institut Jules Destree: Charleroi, Belgium. In Fre.
This study is concerned with demographic trends in Wallonia, the French-speaking part of Belgium, and their consequences. The first part of the volume presents an outline of demographic facts, including information on total population, natural increase, fertility, mortality, migration, the foreign population, age structure, and the results of the 1981 census. In the second part, the need for and practicality of developing a population policy to influence current trends is examined. Consideration is given to the findings of previous reports on the demographic situation in Wallonia and to future population perspectives.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10025 Council of Europe. European Population Committee (Strasbourg, France). Recent demographic developments in the member states of the Council of Europe. Pub. Order No. CDDE (85) 1. 1985. i, 201 pp. Strasbourg, France. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
This document is part of an annual series of country reports on demographic developments in member states of the Council of Europe. The report first presents a brief description of significant demographic changes in the individual countries. The second part of the volume is composed of sets of tables of demographic data from official statistical sources presented in standard form to aid comparisons.
For a previous report, published in 1983, see 50:20019.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10026 de la Barre, Kenneth. Proceedings: International Workshop on Population Issues in Arctic Societies. Gilbjerghoved, Gillelje, Denmark, May 2-5, 1984. [Actes: Colloque International sur les Questions Demographiques dans les Societes Nordiques. Gilbjerghoved, Gilleleje, Denmark, 2-5 mai 1984.] ISBN 2-920393- 04-9. Mar 1985. xxi, 319 pp. Universite de Montreal, Departement de Demographie: Montreal, Canada; Committee on Northern Population Research: Montreal, Canada. In Eng; Fre.
These are the proceedings of a workshop on the demography of Arctic populations, held in Gilleleje, Denmark, in May 1984. The papers, most of which are in English, are grouped under six themes. The first section concerns aspects of the coordination of population data collection and includes papers on Canada, Greenland, and Alaska. Other themes are infant mortality, labor force movements and population mobility, education, family and household studies, and economic changes and the social impact of development.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:10027 Ebanks, G. Edward. Mortality, fertility and family planning: Dominica and St. Lucia. CELADE Serie A, No. 171; LC/DEM/G.35, Oct 1985. 123 pp. U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE]: Santiago, Chile; Canadian International Development Agency [CIDA]: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
"This paper examines mortality, fertility and family planning in the two Caribbean societies of Dominica and St. Lucia." The results are presented in a comparative framework for the period 1950-1980. Data are from a variety of sources, particularly from official sources. The focus of the study is on the socioeconomic correlates of demographic variables.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10028 Italy. Istituto de Ricerche sulla Popolazione (Rome, Italy). The Italian population: an overview. Demographic profiles of the Italian regions. [Un quadro di sintesi della situazione demografica italiana. Profili demografici regionali.] Rapporto sulla Situazione Demografica in Italia, Jun 1985. 46, [84] pp. Rome, Italy. In Eng; Ita.
This review of the current demographic situation in Italy was prepared on the occasion of the Twentieth General Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, held in Florence in June 1985. Following a descriptive introduction, the bulk of the publication consists of a series of tables and figures in which the relevant data, taken from official sources, are presented. Data are included on total population and population growth, summary vital statistics, fertility, separation and divorce, induced abortion, life expectancy, mortality by cause, age distribution, households, labor force, internal migration, natural increase, projections, and international comparisons.
Selected data are also presented for the Italian regions.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10029 Japan. Institute of Population Problems (Tokyo, Japan). Information on the current population problems and policy of China. Institute of Population Problems Research Series, No. 237, Sep 25, 1985. 215 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn.
This is a collection of recent articles, translated from the original Chinese, on population developments and policies in China. It includes a bibliography and 21 tables based on official data for the period 1949-1982.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10030 Kloetzel, Kurt. The question of birth control. [A questao do controle da natalidade.] 1985. 117 pp. Editora Brasiliense: Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Por.
The author presents a review of world population growth and, in particular, of population growth in Brazil and Latin America, designed for a general audience. Chapters are included on controversies concerning population growth, Malthusian explanations, fears of depopulation, public opinion, historical aspects of contraception, natural family planning, abortion, and suggestions for further reading.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10031 Oskolkova, O. B. The developed capitalist countries: demographic processes and economic development. A reference book prepared for the International Conference on Population. [Razvitye Kapitalisticheskie strany: demograficheskie protsessy i ekonomicheskoe razvitie. K mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii po narodonaseleniyu: referativnyi sbornik.] LC 85-141217. 1984. 191 pp. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Institut Nauchnoi Informatsii po Obshchestvennym Naukam: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This book consists of a selection of items on aspects of population trends in developed market-economy countries. It was commissioned by the Soviet authorities as preparation for the International Population Conference held in Mexico in 1984. Topics covered include the socioeconomic consequences of the slowing of population growth, demographic aging, the social impact of increasing longevity, the relationship between demographic factors and economic problems in the United States, changes in age at retirement, the economic consequences of a declining population, and the problems posed by large numbers of foreign workers in Europe.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:10032 Ouaidou, Nassour G. The demographic situation in the member countries of the Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel. [Situation demographique des etats membres du CILSS.] Travaux et Documents, No. 1, Jan 1984. 113 pp. Institut du Sahel, Comite Permanent Interetats de Lutte contre la Secheresse dans le Sahel [CILSS]: Bamako, Mali. In Fre.
This is a review of the demographic situation in the eight Sahel countries that are members of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel. These countries are Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, and Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta). Consideration is given to sources of data, population characteristics, vital statistics, and migration. A section is also included on future population perspectives. An inventory of available sources of demographic data is provided in an appendix, together with selected population statistics.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10033 Penaherrera del Aguila, Carlos; Ferrando, Delicia; Fernandez, Hernan; Ugarte, Federico; Vivar, Judith E.; Martinez, Hector; Gonzalez-Zuniga, Alberto; Figueroa Cardich, Alvaro; Inga del Cuadro, Olivia. Peruvian Selva: the population situation. [La Selva peruana: realidad poblacional.] 1985. 215 pp. Ediciones AMIDEP: Lima, Peru. In Spa.
This is one of a series of studies on regional population dynamics in Peru. The present report is concerned with the region of Selva. Separate consideration is given to the demographic situation, education, health, the status of women, internal migration, new settlements, and migration policy.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:10034 Petrov, Victor V. India, spotlight on population: a demographic outline. LC 85-160915. 1985. 276 pp. Progress Publishers: Moscow, USSR. In Eng.
Population trends in India from 1872 to 1981 are analyzed based primarly on census data. Separate consideration is given to population size, density, composition, natural increase, and migration. The study is a revision of the original Russian edition.
This is a translation by Glenys A. Kozlov of the Russian edition, Narodonaselenie Indii: Demograficheskaya Kharakteristika, Moscow, USSR, Nauka, 1978 (see Population Index, 46:1051).
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:10035 Robey, Bryant. The American people: a timely exploration of a changing America and the important new demographic trends around us. A Truman Talley Book, ISBN 0- 525-24296-1. LC 85-1481. 1985. 287 pp. Dutton: New York, New York. In Eng.
The author attempts to create a demographic portrait of the U.S. population. "Using the most recent information available, this book explores the demographic trends revealed by the 1980 census and other recent national demographic surveys. It examines how the size of the different generations fluctuates; how Americans' living arrangements are changing; how the country's population map is being redrawn; and how the status of women, blacks, Hispanics, and ethnic groups is changing. The book reports key findings about occupation, education, and income. A final chapter brings these themes together to report ten powerful demographic trends that are shaping America."
The book also includes a chapter on the population of Canada.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10036 Schwarz, Karl; Hohn, Charlotte. Fewer children--fewer marriages--less future? Population development in the Federal Republic of Germany yesterday, today, and tomorrow. [Weniger Kinder--weniger Ehen--weniger Zukunft? Bevolkerungsentwicklung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland gestern, heute und morgen.] ISBN 3-923755-05-8. 1985. 108 pp. Ottweiler Druckerei: Ottweiler, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
Demographic trends in the Federal Republic of Germany are reviewed, with emphasis on the future implications of declining fertility and an aging population. The aim of the publication is to provide information needed for designing family policy. Chapters are included on past, present, and probable future demographic trends; the socioeconomic consequences of these trends; and the possibilities of developing a demographically oriented family policy. A final section includes statistical data.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10037 Sluka, A. E. The population of Western Europe: reproduction, migration, settlement, and occupations. [Naselenie zapadnoi Evropy: vosproizvodstvo, migratsii, rasselenie, zanyatost'.] LC 84-208591. 1984. 271 pp. Finansy i Statistika: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Population developments in Western Europe during the second half of the twentieth century are reviewed. Topics covered include trends in population growth, internal and international migration, the development of settlement systems, and utilization of labor resources. The analysis is conducted at three levels: for the region as a whole, for individual countries, and for regions within countries.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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.

52:10038 Australia. Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (Canberra, Australia). Australia's population trends and prospects, 1985. Pub. Order No. 85-1559-5. 1986. v, 65 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
This is one in a series of annual reports on population trends in Australia. In the present edition, special attention is paid to the problems posed by demographic aging. Consideration is also given to population prospects. Population projections up to 2020 are included in an appendix.
For a previous report, published in 1981, see 50:10107.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10039 Cote, Marc. The population of Algeria. [La population de l'Algerie.] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 95-100 pp. Aix-en-Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Using data from the 1977 census for Algeria, demographic developments over the preceding 10 years are analyzed. Findings are presented concerning age distribution, economic activity, spatial distribution, urbanization, and internal migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10040 Documentation Francaise (Paris, France). The French population from A to Z. [La population francaise de A a Z.] Cahiers Francais, No. 219, Jan- Feb 1985. 72 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
This special issue is concerned with the population of France. The first part consists of short statistically oriented papers by various authors on topics such as population structure, spatial distribution, fertility, birth control, sterility, induced abortion, mortality, and traffic accidents. Next, a selection of papers concerning the family and household is presented. A final section deals with economic problems associated with population, including immigration and problems concerning migrants.
A series of detached appendixes is also included, covering topics such as long-term trends, demographic data, aid to families, family policy, the world population situation, a glossary of terms, and the populations of Europe, India, and Egypt.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

52:10041 France. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED] (Paris, France). Fourteenth report on the demographic situation in France. [Quatorzieme rapport sur la situation demographique de la France.] Population, Vol. 40, No. 4-5, Jul-Oct 1985. 587-655 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
A wide range of statistical information concerning demographic developments in France, primarily for recent years, is presented. The first section contains annual figures for births, marriages, divorces, and deaths; a comparison of France's fertility rate with those of other developed countries; and contrasting profiles of resident and immigrant populations. Other tables cover causes of death, legal abortions by department, and age distribution of the population.
The second part focuses on trends in mortality in France, with tables depicting changes in life expectancy over the last 200 years, international comparisons of mortality rates among developed countries, and comparisons of mortality rates within France by age, sex, education, occupation, and cause.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10042 Gaspar, Jorge. Portugal: recent demographic trends. [Le Portugal: evolution demographique recente.] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 3-9 pp. Aix-en-Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Por.
Demographic trends in Portugal over the past 20 years are reviewed. It is observed that the country has experienced a level of demographic instability unique among European countries. The primary causes of such changes are identified as migratory movements to the rest of Europe and migration to and from Africa. Significant changes in spatial distribution, involving rural depopulation and urbanization, are also noted.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10043 Hourcade, Bernard. Internal migration and social change in Iran (1966-1976). [Migrations interieures et changement social en Iran (1966-1976).] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 63-9 pp. Aix-en- Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Data from the 1976 census of Iran are used to examine population growth trends during the years 1966- 1976. Among the aspects of demographic and social change evident during this period, the author focuses on the growth of a young, literate, urban population; the relative absence of a rural exodus; the stability of the geographic distribution of the population; and the continuing rapid rate of population growth in Tehran and the Central Province.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10044 Jackson, Marvin R. Comparing the Balkan demographic experience, 1860 to 1970. Journal of European Economic History, Vol. 14, No. 2, Fall 1985. 223-72 pp. Rome, Italy. In Eng.
This article reviews and summarizes information from official and other published sources on population developments in southeastern Europe during the period 1860-1970. The material is organized into three parts: the first, dealing with developments prior to 1910; the second, assessing the impact of the Balkan Wars and World War I on population in the area; and the third, covering population trends since 1921.
Figures are presented for Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, and Yugoslavia and include information on total population, natural increase, migration, fertility, mortality, changes due to wartime territorial shifts, casualty estimates, and estimates of Jewish disappearance.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

52:10045 Jones, Gavin W.; Tan, P. C. Recent and prospective population trends in Malaysia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, Sep 1985. 262-80 pp. Singapore. In Eng.
Recent population trends in Malaysia are reviewed, with the focus on Peninsular Malaysia. Separate consideration is given to population growth between 1970 and 1980; mortality trends; period and cohort fertility trends; factors affecting fertility, including changes in age structure, nuptiality, and other socioeconomic and demographic changes; and the recent development of a pro-natalist policy involving a goal of a population of 70 million by 2050.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

52:10046 Koffi, N'Guessan; Zanou Cakpo, Benjamin. The population of the commune of Jacqueville. The census of April 1984. [La population de la commune de Jacqueville. Recensement d'avril 1984.] Etudes et Recherches, No. 12, May 1985. viii, 61, [11] pp. Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquee: Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In Fre.
Demographic trends in the commune of Jacqueville, Ivory Coast, are analyzed using data from a 1984 census of the commune. The organization and execution of the census is first described. The characteristics of the population of approximately 11,700 individuals are then considered, including sex, age, and marital status; ethnic groups and religion; economic activity; and migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10047 Kolodny, Emile. Recent trends and spatial distribution of the population of Greece (1951-1981). [Evolution recente et repartition spatiale de la population en Grece (1951-1981).] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 43-50 pp. Aix-en-Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Data from four censuses of Greece for the years 1951 to 1981 are analyzed. Factors contributing to population growth during this period include a decline in emigration accompanied by return migration from the Federal Republic of Germany. Patterns of internal migration are also considered, with particular emphasis on the growth of medium-sized cities.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10048 Linke, Wilfried. Development of the population situation in the Federal Republic of Germany. Family political allocations at the country-wide and land level. [A nepesseg helyzetenek alakulasa a Nemet Szovetsegi Koztarsasagban. Csaladpolitikai juttatasok orszagos es tartomanyi szinten.] Demografia, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1985. 11-28 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun.
This is a review of demographic trends in the Federal Republic of Germany. Developments since 1870 are briefly outlined, with the main focus of the study on the period since 1950. Data are presented on marriages, births, and deaths for 1950, 1955, and individual years since 1960. Consideration is also given to divorce, age distribution, and population projections.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10049 Liu, Zheng. Population changes in China (1949-1982). Population Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, Apr 1985. 1-13 pp. Beijing, China. In Eng.
General trends in China's population and its determinants over the years 1949-1982 are reviewed using data from vital statistics registers, the most recent three censuses, and the 1-in-1,000 fertility survey. The focus is on changes in fertility and mortality rates and the resulting developments in the population's age structure.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10050 Maury, R. G. Geo-demography of Turkey: a difficult transition. [Geo-demographie de la Turquie: une transition difficile.] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 51-61 pp. Aix-en-Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Recent demographic trends in Turkey are examined. The author notes that a demographic transition involving declines in fertility and mortality is in full swing, although its level and speed vary significantly among regions. Consideration is given to spatial distribution, internal migration patterns, and urbanization. With regard to international migration, the author observes a decline in the importance of labor migration to Europe and a growth in labor migration to Arab countries.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10051 New Zealand Planning Council. Population Monitoring Group (Wellington, New Zealand). The New Zealand population: contemporary trends and issues. Population Monitoring Group Report, No. 2, ISBN 0-908601-35-2. LC 85-162060. Feb 1985. 58 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
This is the second in a series of reports from an official body established to monitor population trends in New Zealand. Following a summary of conclusions, this report includes a chapter on population structure, including ethnic composition and spatial distribution; a chapter on the labor force, international migration, and fertility; and a chapter on policy issues.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:10052 Nijim, Basheer K. Spatial aspects of demographic change in the Arab world. Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3-4, Jul-Oct 1984. 150-73 pp. Leiden, Netherlands. In Eng.
Population trends among the 21 countries of the Arab world are reviewed using data from secondary sources. Differences among countries with regard to total population and spatial distribution, population growth, demographic transition, dependency ratios, migration, quality of life, and population policies are noted. The author rejects the presumption of demographic homogeneity in the region.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

52:10053 Pechoux, P. Yves; Roux, Michel. Population trends in Yugoslavia, 1971-1981. [Evolution de la population de la Yougoslavie 1971-1981.] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 27-35 pp. Aix-en-Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Population trends in Yugoslavia from 1971 to 1981 are analyzed using data from official sources, including the 1981 census. The authors note that the rate of population growth is declining in all regions of the country except Slovenia. With regard to changes in population distribution, a trend toward semi-urban areas is noted, in addition to a decline in the rate of growth of major urban areas. The impact of regional variations in the unemployment rate is also considered. The rate of emigration has remained relatively constant as the decline in labor migration has been offset by the emigration of workers' families.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10054 Reyne, Georges. Recent demographic trends in Italy according to the results of the October 1981 census. [L'evolution demographique recente de l'Italie d'apres les resultats du recensement d'octobre 1981.] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 19-25 pp. Aix-en-Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Ita.
Recent demographic trends in Italy are examined using the results of the 1981 census. The author notes that fertility continued to fall during the 1970s and that migration, although reduced in quantity, remains significant. The general pattern of internal migration continues to be from south to north, while an increasing trend to medium-size towns and suburban areas seems to have developed in northern and central Italy. In southern Italy urbanization is greater, particularly in coastal regions where tourism and new industrial plants have enhanced employment opportunities.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10055 Sivignon, Michel. Population trends in Albania. [Evolution de la population de l'Albanie.] Mediterranee, Vol. 50, No. 4, 1983. 37-42 pp. Aix-en- Provence, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Recent demographic trends in Albania are reviewed. The author notes that rapid population growth persists due to continuing fertility, although the fertility rate has begun to decline during the past 20 years. Controls placed on internal migration have succeeded in restricting the growth of the urban population and have contributed to the sustained growth of the population in rural areas.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10056 Toros, Aykut. Hypotheses on the major demographic developments in the recent past in Turkey. Genus, Vol. 41, No. 1-2, Jan-Jun 1985. 97-117 pp. Rome, Italy. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Ita.
The author presents three hypotheses concerning demographic developments in Turkey in the twentieth century. The major sources of Turkish demographic data are first assessed. The three hypotheses and their empirical foundations are then described, with a focus on changes in population growth, birth and death rates, and migration flows.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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