Volume 52 - Number 2 - Summer 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.

52:20013 United States. Alaska. Department of Labor (Juneau, Alaska). Alaska population overview. Sep 1985. iv, 115 pp. Juneau, Alaska. In Eng.
This report on the population of Alaska is in five sections. "The first section summarizes some of the key demographic facts from this publication. The next three sections cover current and historical population estimates for the State, boroughs and census areas, and [selected other] places. The last section of this publication contains special reports on major topics of demographic interest to the state." The special topics covered include the local area census program, census planning, and migration to and from the state.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20014 Canada. Quebec (Province). Bureau de la Statistique du Quebec (Quebec, Canada). The demographic situation in Quebec: 1985 edition. [La situation demographique au Quebec: edition 1985.] ISBN 2-551-09155-1. 1986. 242 pp. Quebec, Canada. In Fre.
Data on the demographic situation in the province of Quebec, Canada, are presented together with an analysis of the data, which are primarily for the years 1983 and 1984. Separate sections are included on population trends, age and sex distribution, regional and urban distribution, mortality, fertility, nuptiality, migration, and social characteristics, including language, education, religion, and seasonal variations.
Data are also included on life expectancy, infant mortality, causes of death, illegitimacy, induced abortion, divorce, remarriage, consensual unions, and both international and inter-provincial migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20015 Faur, Brigitte. The demographic situation in 1983: population change. [La situation demographique en 1983: mouvement de la population.] Collections de l'INSEE, Serie D: Demographie et Emploi, No. 109, Mar 1986. 215 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author reviews the population situation in France in 1983. The report begins with a description of the vital statistics system and the calculation of major indicators. The results are then presented concerning population, marriages, divorces, legitimation, births, abortions, deaths, monthly data, natural increase, migration, and results by department and region. A section of errata concerning the 1982 data is also included.
For the 1982 report, published in 1985, see 51:40022.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20016 Garcia-Tomell, Carlos; Torrez, Hugo; Carafa, Carlos; Pereira, Rene; Uribe, Jose; Vargas, Melvy; Ayoroa, Deborah. A leap into the future: the population as both object and subject of development. [Salto al futuro: la poblacion objeto y sujeto del desarrollo.] [1984]. ii, 315 pp. Ministerio de Planeamiento, Projecto Politicas de Poblacion: La Paz, Bolivia. In Spa.
An introduction to the population situation in Bolivia is presented. Sections are included on past trends, including mortality and fertility differentials by social class, age and sex distribution, and spatial distribution and migration; future prospects, with consideration given to the demographic implications of various development scenarios; and population policies.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:20017 Germany, Federal Republic of. Statistisches Bundesamt (Wiesbaden, Germany, Federal Republic of). Population: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. [Bevolkerung: gestern, heute und morgen.] Pub. Order No. 1021100-85900. ISBN 3-17-003302-6. 1985. 212 pp. W. Kohlhammer: Mainz, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
An overview of population trends in the Federal Republic of Germany is provided using data taken primarily from official sources. Comparisons are also made with historical German data for the period since 1841. The publication is divided into three sections covering long-term trends up to 1960, trends between 1960 and 1984, and future prospects up to 2030. Topics discussed include population size, births, deaths, migration, marriages, divorces, age structure, religion, labor force participation, size class of communities, nationality, and households.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20018 Kangas, Georgia L. Population dilemma: India's struggle for survival. LC 85-902843. 1985. 152 pp. Arnold-Heinemann: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This book is concerned with the rapid and uncontrolled rate of population growth occurring in India. It examines the reasons for India's population explosion and its consequences for the country's future. The main cause is identified as the lowering of mortality rates through disease control, accompanied by a failure to develop effective family planning programs to control fertility.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:20019 Osorio Alvarez, Emilio A. The geography of the population of Venezuela. [Geografia de la poblacion de Venezuela.] Coleccion Geografia de Venezuela Nueva, No. 4, 1985. 233 pp. Editorial Ariel-Seix Barral Venezolana: Caracas, Venezuela. In Spa.
An interdisciplinary analysis of the geography of the population of Venezuela is presented. Chapters are included on the origins of the population, population from independence to the present, population dynamics from 1936 to 1981, population characteristics, vital statistics, migration, social characteristics, and population projections to the year 2000. The data are from a variety of sources, including official sources.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:20020 Shah, Nasra M. Pakistani women: a socioeconomic and demographic profile. ISBN 0-86638-053-1. LC 85-3474. 1986. xliii, 412 pp. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics [PIDE]: Islamabad, Pakistan; East-West Center, Population Institute: Honolulu, Hawaii. In Eng.
An attempt is made to provide a socioeconomic and demographic profile of women in Pakistan. The book consists of eight chapters by various authors divided into two main parts. Chapters in the demographic section are concerned with population composition, mortality, and fertility; marriage patterns, marriage dissolution, and remarriage; and internal migration patterns and migrant characteristics. In the socioeconomic section, chapters are included on health, education, female employment, and contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, and practice.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20021 Universidad de la Habana. Centro de Estudios Demograficos [CEDEM] (Havana, Cuba). Population and human resources. 1985. 111 pp. Havana, Cuba. In Eng; Fre.
This is the first in a proposed series of annual publications presenting papers by professors and researchers from the University of Havana's Centro de Estudios Demograficos (CEDEM) concerning population trends in Cuba and the third world. This volume contains seven papers by various authors, six in English and one in French. Topics included are population and the world economy, population policy and development policy, population and development in Latin America, population dynamics in Cuba, the evolution of fertility in Cuba in recent decades, Cuba's demographic transition, and internal migration in Cuba.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20022 Young, Christabel. Exploring the demography of the ACT. Statistical appendix to "Beyond the Image: A Review of Welfare Services and Policies in the ACT". ISBN 0-644-04244-3. 1985. xiv, 210 pp. Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
"This Appendix to the Report of the Review of Welfare Services and Policies in the ACT [Australian Capital Territory] was planned to provide a broad range of data for a greater understanding of the demographic and socioeconomic character of the ACT. Accordingly the Appendix is a largely factual presentation of material rather than an interpretation of the welfare implications....With virtually all of its population living in Canberra, the national capital, the ACT has appropriately been compared with Sydney, its nearest State capital, when the data have been available, or with Australia as a whole, when the breakdown of data has been only at the State level." Data are primarily from the 1981 census and from Australian Bureau of Statistics population projections.
"One of the purposes of this demographic overview was to highlight the misleading nature of crude rates of measurement with regard to both the incidence of demographic events during a given year and the prevalence of certain characteristics at a given point of time....In particular, the actual levels of fertility, female labour force participation, divorce and exnuptial births are lower than indicated by the crude rates, while the actual proportions of handicapped persons, and recipients of old-age or invalid pensions are higher than the crude measures would suggest."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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.

52:20023 Antoine, Philippe. Mortality and fertility trends in the Ivory Coast. [Evolution de la mortalite et de la fecondite en Cote d'Ivoire.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 3, 1985. 485, 567-80 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"Demographic changes [in the Ivory Coast] during the last twenty years and their spatial distributions are analyzed from results of recent surveys and former studies. A high mortality level is still reported however indicating a tendency to a marked decrease: life expectancy at birth has gained 13 years but important disparities between rural areas and Abidjan have persisted. An average of 7 children per woman is actually accounted, indicating that fertility rather tends to increase than to decrease while greatly varying according to levels of education and residential areas."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20024 Bouraoui, Abdelhamid. Arab demographers and demographic research in Arab countries: trends and perspectives. [Les demographes arabes et la recherche demographique dans les pays arabes; evolution et perspective.] In: Actes du colloque: la question demographique dans le monde arabe. Tunis 21-25 novembre 1983. Revue Tunisienne de Sciences Sociales, Vol. 21, No. 76-79, 1984. 275-86 pp. Tunis, Tunisia. In Fre.
The development of Arab demographic studies is reviewed. The article begins with an analysis of the characteristics of the Arab members of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and proceeds with an examination of the subject areas of concern to Arab demographers, based on published bibliographies of the demographic literature from 1960 to 1979.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20025 Dahmani, Bechir. The demographic situation in a northwest region of Tunisia: Ain Draham (survey results). [Situation demographique d'une region du nord-ouest de la Tunisie: Ain Draham (resultats d'une enquete).] Revue Tunisienne de Sciences Sociales, Vol. 22, No. 80-81, 1985. 59-90 pp. Tunis, Tunisia. In Fre.
The author discusses the demographic situation and characteristics of the population in Ain Draham, the northwest region of Tunisia. Data are from a health survey of parents of children born between September 1982 and August 1983. Following a summary of the region's geography, health services, and local government, information is provided on spatial distribution, population density, education, fertility, contraceptive usage, infant mortality, maternal mortality, fetal death, and birth weight.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20026 D'Espaignet, E. Tursan. The population of Seychelles. 1984. v, 69 pp. UNFPA Project: Victoria, Seychelles. In Eng.
A general survey of the population situation in the Seychelles is presented. Separate consideration is given to population growth from 1771 to 1983, fertility, mortality, migration, and population projections.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:20027 Dzienio, Kazimierz. An evaluation of the demographic future of Poland for the years 1983-2000. [Ocena perspektywy demograficznej Polski w latach 1983-2000.] Studia Demograficzne, No. 3/81, 1985. 107-14 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol.
The author reviews a 1984 report prepared by Poland's Government Population Commission. The report is an investigation of the demographic situation in Poland in 1983, with attention also given to past and future trends. Recommendations that were formulated as a result of the report are described, most of which were concerned with improving health conditions in Poland and with the impact of increased development on demographic processes.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20028 Kane, Penny; Lucas, David. Population problems in the South Pacific islands: an overview. Journal of the Australian Population Association, Vol. 2, No. 2, Nov 1985. 114-35 pp. North Sydney, Australia. In Eng.
"This paper attempts to pull together a broad review of what is known about--or, in many cases, presumed to be--the current demographic situation in the islands of the Pacific, and point out some economic and social consequences of those demographic trends." Data are included on births, deaths, natural increase, migration, education, health services, remittances, the dependent population, employment, and food supply.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20029 Malarska, Anna; Mikulska, Halina; Mikulski, Henryk. Proposal of the demographic regionalization of Poland. [Propozycja demograficznej regionalizacji polski.] Studia Demograficzne, No. 3/81, 1985. 87-100 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
A regional approach to the analysis of population dynamics and structures is proposed. The approach is used to identify demographically homogeneous regions of the country.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20030 Moreira, Ana A. C. de M.; Moreira, Morvan de M. The population dynamics of the northeast, 1960-1980. [Dinamica demografica do Nordeste--1960-1980.] Revista Economica do Nordeste, Vol. 15, No. 4, Oct-Dec 1984. 663-81 pp. Fortaleza, Brazil. In Por.
Recent demographic trends in the northeast region of Brazil are examined for the period 1960-1980. The authors note both a decline in fertility and an exodus of population due to migration to the southeast of the country. They conclude that these trends threaten both the economy and national status of the northeast region.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

52:20031 Rajchel, Janina. Demographic issues in the Krosno voivodship from 1975 to 1984. [Zagadnienia demograficzne wojewodztwa krosnienskiego w latach 1975-1984.] Wiadomosci Statystyczne, Vol. 30, No. 12, Dec 1985. 21-4 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol.
An analysis of population trends in Krosno voivodship, Poland, for the period 1975-1984 is presented. Topics covered include population growth, density, and rural-urban distribution; natural increase; and selected demographic indicators.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20032 Rother, Klaus. The current demographic development of southern Italy. Mezzogiorno d'Europa, Vol. 4, Oct-Dec 1984. 517-26 pp. Naples, Italy. In Eng.
A review of recent demographic trends in southern Italy is presented using data from the 1981 and earlier censuses. The diversity of the demographic conditions within the region is noted.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:20033 Salmi-Loudiyi, Dounia. The difficulties of demographic research in Morocco. [Les difficultes de la recherche demographique au Maroc.] In: Actes du colloque: la question demographique dans le monde arabe. Tunis 21-25 novembre 1983. Revue Tunisienne de Sciences Sociales, Vol. 21, No. 76-79, 1984. 255-63 pp. Tunis, Tunisia. In Fre.
Difficulties facing those who attempt to study the demography of Morocco are described. Included are the problems involved in organizing censuses and surveys, financial constraints, and sociological and cultural obstacles to demographic research.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:20034 Samman, Mouna L. Some aspects of recent demographic developments in the countries of the Arab Middle East. [Aspects d l'evolution demographique recente dans les pays du Moyen-Orient arabe.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 3, 1985. 484-5, 541-62 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
An overview of demographic trends in the Middle East over the past three decades is presented using official government and U.N. data. Comparisons in major demographic indicators for various countries in the region are included. Among the trends examined are the rate of natural increase, urbanization and population distribution, intra-regional and international migration to the oil-producing Gulf States, and the increase in numbers of immigrant families. The significance of oil production in sustaining the region's economic development in light of the demographic changes is noted.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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