Volume 52 - Number 3 - Fall 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.

52:30023 Asociacion Multidisciplinaria de Investigacion y Docencia en Poblacion (Lima, Peru). Central Peru: the population situation. [El Centro Peruano: realidad poblacional.] 1984. 175 pp. Lima, Peru. In Spa.
This is a collection of seven papers by different authors on aspects of the population situation in central Peru. It is one in a series of regional volumes. Chapters are included on the geographic characteristics of the region, the demographic situation based on 1981 census data, health, women's status, internal migration, and education.
For another volume in this series, published in 1983, see 50:10026.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30024 Chu, David S. K. Chinese demography, 1978-1984: theoretical and empirical studies. Chinese Sociology and Anthropology, Vol. 16, No. 3-4, Spring-Summer 1984. 204 pp. M. E. Sharpe: Armonk, New York. In Eng.
This issue consists of a selection of papers, translated from the original Chinese, concerning theoretical and empirical studies on aspects of Chinese demography during the period 1978-1984. An introduction by the editor provides an overview of developments in demography, population growth, and population policy in China since 1949. The next paper, by Feng Shixin, deals with problems involved in the development of demographic theory in China. The next section contains a selection of data from the censuses of 1953, 1964, and 1982.
A section of papers on fertility and the national family planning program is then presented, one of which also deals with age at marriage. Two papers are included on the demography of the urban population. A final chapter presents two papers on the minority nationalities.
Location: Population Council Library, New York, N.Y.

52:30025 Czechoslovakia. Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved. Ceskoslovenska Demograficka Spolecnost (Prague, Czechoslovakia). Twenty years of the Czechoslovak Demographic Society at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. [20 let Ceskoslovenske Demograficke Spolecnosti pri CSAV.] 1985. 198 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze.
This report describes the activities of the Czechoslovak Demographic Society over the 20-year period since it was founded. Information is included on members of the society and their areas of interest and the congresses, seminars, and meetings it has organized.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30026 Jones, Gavin W. Demographic transition in Asia. ISBN 9971-954-20-6. LC 84-942134. 1984. ix, 231 pp. Maruzen Asia: Singapore. In Eng.
"The present book sets out to describe the current demographic situation in Asia and prospects for the future. It does so both by providing broad 'landscape' pictures of the region as a whole and by focusing on particular regions, even individual villages, to give an intimate view of how the broad demographic trends are experienced at the micro level." There are nine chapters by various authors.
"The first chapter provides an overview of the demographic transition as a whole with particular emphasis on the prospects for fertility decline. The second deals with mortality trends and the prospects for further mortality decline, and the third with population mobility." Two chapters are devoted to India and one each to Bangladesh, Indonesia, China, and Viet Nam.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30027 Liu, Zheng. The development of and achievements in China's population science. Population Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, Oct 1985. 1-6 pp. Beijing, China. In Eng.
Changes since the 1940s in official attitudes toward the study of population in China are described. The focus is on developments since the reestablishment of the population issue as a serious national problem in the 1970s.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30028 Mullyadzhanov, I. R. The demographic development of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. [Demograficheskoe razvitie Uzbekskoi SSR.] LC 84-134399. 1983. 277 pp. Uzbekistan: Tashkent, USSR. In Rus.
This is an analysis of population dynamics in the Uzbek SSR, one of the 15 constituent union republics of the USSR. The first part examines theoretical and methodological issues of population and economic development. Part 2 deals with demographic developments in the period 1865-1917 and Part 3 with the period 1917-1945. The final part deals with population trends in the period 1946-1980.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:30029 Paisible, Pierre L.; Berggren, Gretchen C. Integrated health and population project: demography and fertility. [Project integre de sante et de population: demographie et fecondite.] [1985?]. [274] pp. Departement de la Sante Publique et de la Population, Division d'Hygiene Familiale: Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In Fre.
An analysis of the demographic situation in the Haitian regions of Trou Chouchou, Grand-Goave, and Meilleur is presented in the context of the development of an integrated health and family planning project that was initiated in 1975. The data are from annual censuses of the region undertaken between 1975 and 1978. Separate consideration is given to population characteristics, including age and sex distribution; migration; mortality and life expectancy; birth cohorts; fertility; the fertility survey; and a survey on adult mortality.
Location: Harvard University, Center for Population Studies, Cambridge, Mass.

52:30030 Schmelz, Usiel O.; Nathan, Gad. Studies in the population of Israel. Scripta Hierosolymitana, Vol. 30, 1986. xiv, 444 pp. Magnes Press: Jerusalem, Israel; Hebrew University: Jerusalem, Israel. In Eng.
This is a collection of 16 papers by various authors on the population of Israel. The papers are concerned with marriage and fertility; other population dynamics, including migration and mortality; the labor force; and population dispersion and urban ecology. Also included is an unannotated, selected bibliography of the work of Roberto Bachi, to whom the volume is dedicated.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30031 Thumerelle, Pierre-Jean. Aspects of the French population. [Visages de la population de la France.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1986. 386 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
This issue contains the proceedings of the conference Demographic and Geographic Changes of the Population of France, held in Poitiers in November 1985. The papers are presented under the following topics: new data on fertility; mortality differentials; couples, families, and persons living alone; the young and the elderly population; the foreign-born population (including those from French overseas areas); men and women at work; migration and population dynamics; commuting, residential mobility, and peri-urbanization; and changes within regions.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30032 Vyatkin, A. R. Southeast Asia: a demographic profile. [Iugo-Vostochnaya Aziya: demograficheskii analiz.] LC 85-137811. 1984. 214 pp. Izdatel'stvo Nauka: Moscow, USSR. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
Demographic problems facing the countries of Southeast Asia are analyzed. A survey of the region's demographic history is first presented. Major consideration is given to migration trends and to changes in them over time, to the process of urbanization, and to environmental problems. The author notes that the socioeconomic difficulties resulting from the postwar population explosion have made the development of appropriate population policies imperative. The causes, history, and nature of the various population policies adopted in the region are described.
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.

52:30033 Bakurskii, S. V. Socioeconomic issues of demographic development in the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. [Sotsial'no-ekonomicheskie problemy demograficheskogo razvitiya Moldavskoi SSR.] LC 85-131178. 1984. 87 pp. Shtiintsa: Kishinev, USSR. In Rus.
Some issues concerning population development in the Moldavian SSR, one of the 15 constituent union republics of the USSR, are discussed. Topics covered include population size and composition, natural increase, and migration. The focus is on the period 1959-1979. Consideration is also given to population policy issues.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

52:30034 Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France). Demographic trends. Forum, No. 1/86, 1986. i-xxiv pp. Strasbourg, France. In Eng.
This special section contains 12 articles by different authors on aspects of current demographic trends in the 21 countries that are members of the Council of Europe. Topics covered include demographic aging, international migration, infant mortality, mortality in the working age population, fertility, the census in Malta, labor force developments, the Mediterranean north and south, household developments in France, the demographic impact of immigration, and the program of the Council of Europe.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30035 Courtot, Roland. The population of Spain and Portugal: general trends and spatial dynamics. [La population de l'Espagne et du Portugal: evolution generale et dynamique spatiale.] Profils Economiques, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1985. 5-13 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
A review of recent population trends in Spain and Portugal is presented. Consideration is given to both population characteristics and to spatial distribution. The particular influence of international migration on population developments in Portugal is noted.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30036 David, Jean; Herbin, Jacky; Meriaudeau, Robert. Population dynamics of the French mountain areas: the historical turning point of the 1970s. [La dynamique demographique de la zone de montagne francaise: le tournant historique des annees 1970.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1986. 24, 365-76 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Data from the 1982 census of France reveal a growth in the population of the mountainous areas of France, a change that has occurred since the 1970s and that was preceded by a century of population decline. However, there are significant regional differences, with population increasing in the Alps and Jura regions but still declining in other mountainous regions. "This evolution varies according to the types of districts and reveals a high population increase in the rural districts under urban influence, stagnation in the district boroughs and remote rural districts."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30037 Filipov, Dimitar. Multiregional approaches in demography. [Multiregionalen podkhod v demografiyata.] Naselenie, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1985. 87-104 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"Regional populations and their migrations are analysed as a system of populations. Such a system can be studied by multiregional models constructed on the basis of the multiregional approach. The results thus achieved may substantially differ from those received by the conventional approach. The theoretical formulations are illustrated by empirical studies of the rural and urban population of Bulgaria in 1960-1982."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30038 Fox, Robert W. The world population situation, with a focus on some Latin American countries. [La situacion poblacional en el mundo: con enfasis en varios paises de America Latina.] ISBN 9977-20-002-5. LC 84-254096. May 1983. 49 pp. Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion Publica [ICAP]: San Jose, Costa Rica. In Spa.
This report includes three papers on population growth, with emphasis on the situation in Latin America. They concern the implications for Latin America of a probable stabilization of population by the year 2110, population growth in Latin America, and the implications of current demographic projections for the region.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30039 Frisbie, W. Parker. Who are the Texans of 1985. Texas Population Research Center Papers, Series 8: 1986, No. 8.010, 1986. 16, [4] pp. University of Texas, Texas Population Research Center: Austin, Texas. In Eng.
The author presents an overview of the demography of Texas from 1836 to 1986. Information is included on aspects of the state's population such as population growth, ethnic composition, residence characteristics, education, socioeconomic status, migration, illegal immigrants, and poverty. Projections based on several different growth trends are also discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30040 George, Pierre. Canadian population aspects and trends. [Aspects et tendances de la population canadienne.] Annales de Geographie, Vol. 95, No. 527, Jan-Feb 1986. 3-25 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
An analysis of recent population trends in Canada is presented. The author notes that the majority of the population is concentrated along the U.S. border and that three-quarters of the population live in urban areas. Consideration is given to the ethnic origins of the current population, the level of assimilation of immigrants, age distribution, propensity to migrate, and international migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

52:30041 George, Pierre. Fifty years of settlement change in the Lower Rhone region. [Cinquante ans d'evolution du peuplement de la region du Bas-Rhone.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1986. 23-4, 345-54 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Population trends in the Lower Rhone region of France are analyzed, with particular reference to developments over the past 50 years. An increase in population of over 60 percent since 1945 is noted, particularly in areas with major development projects. The emphasis is on differences in rates of growth within the region and their causes.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30042 Jones, Gavin W.; Fraser, Stewart E. Population trends and policies in Vietnam. In: Demographic transition in Asia, edited by Gavin W. Jones. ISBN 9971-954-20-6. LC 84-942134. 1984. 201-28 pp. Maruzen Asia: Singapore. In Eng.
A review of demographic trends in Viet Nam in the period since World War II is presented. Consideration is given to the population structure and distribution using 1979 census data. The authors describe the development of a population policy designed to slow the rate of population growth, including a family planning program. Some data concerning family planning practice and program targets are presented. Consideration is given to differences between north and south and to their implications for population programs and policies.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30043 Kane, Penny. Demographic transition in the People's Republic of China. In: Demographic transition in Asia, edited by Gavin W. Jones. ISBN 9971-954-20-6. LC 84-942134. 1984. 171-200 pp. Maruzen Asia: Singapore. In Eng.
A review of the demographic transition that has occurred in China since 1949 is presented. The author first describes the availability and quality of demographic data in the periods before and after 1949, with particular emphasis on developments in vital statistics in the modern era. The development of the one-child family policy is then outlined. Factors affecting fertility decline are then considered, including the role of the family, the status of women, education, urbanization, mortality, collectivization, living standards, and the family planning program.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30044 Keles, Rusen. Population structure. In: Sudosteuropa-Handbuch, Band IV: Turkei/Handbook on South Eastern Europe, Vol. IV: Turkey, edited by Klaus-Detlev Grothusen. ISBN 3-525-36204-8. 1985. 472-95 pp. Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht: Gottingen, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng.
Recent population trends in Turkey are analyzed. Topics covered include age and sex composition; ethnic minorities; religion; population density; and fertility, mortality, and growth rates. Separate consideration is given to migration, including rural-urban population change, internal migration by province, international migration since 1923, urban population, and urbanization. The social and economic characteristics of the population are also analyzed, with attention given to occupations, household size, and housing. A short final section deals with population policy.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

52:30045 Levy, Michel L. A demographic chronology. [Chronologie demographique.] Population et Societes, No. 203, Jun 1986. [4] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
A chronology of significant events that may have had demographic implications for France over the past 40 years is presented.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30046 Lombardo, Enzo. New data on Albanian demography. [Nuovi dati sulla demografia albanese.] Genus, Vol. 41, No. 3-4, Jul-Dec 1985. 115-25 pp. Rome, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Fre; Eng.
An introduction to the demography of Albania is presented using data from a recent study by V. Misja and Y. Vejsiu. These data indicate that the demographic transition has begun and that infant mortality is about 50 per 1,000.
For the study by Misja et al., published in 1984, see elsewhere in this issue.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30047 McCarthy, Kevin F.; Burciaga Valdez, R. Demography: the shape of things to come. Management, No. 5, Fall 1985. 8-14 pp. Los Angeles, California. In Eng.
An attempt is made to summarize present and future population trends in the state of California. Consideration is given to the changing shape of population growth, the fertility decline, migration, the new immigrants, the changing age and ethnic composition, families and households, female labor force participation, and policy implications of these changes.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30048 McDonald, Peter F. Approaches to massive population growth: the case of Indonesia. In: Demographic transition in Asia, edited by Gavin W. Jones. ISBN 9971-954-20-6. LC 84-942134. 1984. 125-45 pp. Maruzen Asia: Singapore. In Eng.
The implications of the current rate of population growth in Indonesia are reviewed. The author describes both the steps that have been taken by the government to affect population trends, including policies to encourage transmigration and to control fertility and policies to accommodate the massive growth in population that has occurred. The author concludes that rapid population growth continues to put a major strain on government efforts to meet the basic needs of the population.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30049 Merrick, Thomas W. Population pressures in Latin America. Population Bulletin, Vol. 41, No. 3, Jul 1986. 51 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
Population trends in Latin America for the period 1950-1985 are reviewed. "The post-World War II population surge was accompanied by massive rural-urban and international migration, rapid urbanization, large labor shifts out of agriculture into industry and services, increased education for both men and women, and higher female labor force participation. The rural exodus was spurred by extreme land-tenure inequalities and the urban bias of postwar industrialization." The problems of urbanization are exacerbated by the concentration of population in a few large cities and the economic problems of the 1980s.
"Some Latin Americans have argued that income and political inequality rather than rapid population growth hinders the region's economic development, but a new view sees both as obstacles. Nineteen countries now support family planning programs to reduce population growth or for other reasons. Recent fertility declines seem to be the result of both increased access to family planning and the economic and social pressures posed by the gap between young adults' aspirations and their ability to realize them."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30050 Pataki, Judit; Molnar, Edit S. Public opinion research on demographic issues. [Kozvelemenykutatas nepesedesi kerdesekrol.] Nepessegtudomanyi Kutato Intezet Kozlemenyei, No. 60, 1985. 75 pp. Kozponti Statisztikai Hivatal, Nepessegtudomanyi Kutato Intezet: Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
Results of a survey of public opinion in Hungary on population-related issues are presented. The survey covered 1,000 persons aged 18 years or older and was conducted in the autumn of 1983. Topics covered included ideal family size; the demographic situation, including the anticipated decrease in population; and the relationship between the state and the privacy of individuals and families on matters of family life.
A 34-page English summary of this publication is available under separate cover.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30051 Peru. Centro Peruano de Investigacion Aplicada (Lima, Peru). The projection of the demography of central and southern Peru. [Proyeccion de la demografia en el centro y en el sur del Peru.] 1985. 76 pp. Lima, Peru. In Spa.
This publication contains two regional demographic analyses concerning Peru. The first, by Alcides Rodriguez Michuy, is concerned with present and future demographic trends in the central region. The second, by Victor Alejandro Colque Valladares, examines the demographic situation in the south from 1940 to 2000.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:30052 Prost, Brigitte. Population change within mountainous areas: (Vosges, Jura, Northern Alps). [L'evolution demographique dans les zones de montagne: (Vosges, Jura, Alpes du Nord).] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1986. 24, 355-63 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
The population dynamics of the mountainous regions of Eastern Central France are analyzed over the period 1962-1982 using official data. Areas of population growth are identified both in the peripheral areas of urban settlement and in certain interior highland areas.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30053 Shrydeh, Borhan N. Population situation in Jordan. In: Population and development. Proceedings of the symposium held at Cairo Demographic Centre, 3-7 November 1985. CDC Research Monograph Series, No. 14, 1986. 89-104 pp. Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
The author discusses various aspects of the population situation in Jordan. Topics considered include sources of demographic data, population growth, fertility, family planning, mortality, geographic distribution, age and sex composition, education, the economically active population, household size and housing conditions, population projections, and population policy.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30054 Skeldon, Ronald. Population pressure, mobility, and socio-economic change in mountainous environments: regions of refuge in comparative perspective. Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1985. 233-50 pp. Boulder, Colorado. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Ger.
"This paper examines demographic and socio-economic forces in high isolated parts of the world. These regions were not always isolated; they were once the centres of their own particular worlds which, in some cases, were complex civilizations. It is their relegation to the very periphery of the modern world that is the principal theme of this paper. Population migration, both into and out of these areas, has played a vital role in linking mountainous regions to the wider world. Particular attention is paid to the part played by the traditional mobility patterns and by the resource base of the mountains in the transformation of integral, self-sufficient cultures into dependent subservient part-cultures: the regions of refuge."
The mountainous regions considered include the Andes of Peru, the Alps, the highlands of Papua New Guinea, and the Himalayas.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30055 Totev, Anastas. Demographic development of the Blagoevgrad district in the period of the building of socialism in Bulgaria. [Demografskoto razvitie na Blagoevgradski Okrag prez perioda na stroyashchiya se sotsializam v Balgariya.] Naselenie, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1985. 91-107 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Population dynamics in the Blagoevgrad district of Bulgaria from 1944 to 1983 are examined. The district shows trends similar to those of the country as a whole, namely, a decline in fertility, a decline in mortality with a slight increase in the most recent years, a decline in the rate of natural increase, an aging of the population, and increases in life expectancy and urbanization.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30056 Vasilev, Dimitar. Demographic background, present, and future of Kenya. [Demografsko minalo, nastoyashche i badeshche na Keniya.] Naselenie, Vol. 3, No. 4, 1985. 108-18 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The development of the population in Kenya marks some demographic records whose exploration and explanation may contribute considerably to...demographic theory and practice: a record-breaking birth rate, fertility rate and natural population growth, a high percentage of 'dependent' population, homogenicity of fertility of the different social groups, a relatively high [level of] desired number of children, a relatively low index of general and infant mortality and other demographic peculiarities. Such demographic characterization offers material for a theoretical analysis and generalization of a historically long social experiment."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:30057 Wingen, Max. Overview of current population trends in the Federal Republic of Germany and prospects for the future. [Uberblick uber die gegenwartige Bevolkerungsentwicklung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und Perspektiven fur die Zukunft.] Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv, Vol. 70, No. 1, 1986. 1-27 pp. Gottingen, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
Current population trends in the Federal Republic of Germany are first reviewed. Topics discussed include demographic aging, ethnic composition, declining fertility, and households. Population projections to the year 2030 are then presented by age group using several different models. Finally, the economic and social policy consequences of long-term population trends are examined, with particular reference to the economically active population and the dependency burden.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

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