Volume 52 - Number 4 - Winter 1986

O. The Production of Population Statistics

Studies concerned with the actual production of basic population data. Includes more than governmental publications.

O.1. Population Statistics, General Aspects

Studies on the collection of general demographic statistics and related problems such as studies on data processing.

52:40807 Sun, Jingxin; Li, Rongshi. The development of China's population statistics. Population Research, Vol. 3, No. 2, Apr 1986. 23-7 pp. Beijing, China. In Eng.
The authors briefly outline the major sources of population statistics in China. Attention is given to the censuses, in particular the 1982 census. Areas for further effort are noted.
This is a translation of the Chinese article in Renkou Yanjiu (Beijing, China), No. 5, 1984.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.2. Registration of Vital Statistics

Studies of the organization and operation of vital statistics at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

No citations in this issue.

O.3. Population Censuses and Registers

Studies of the organization and operation of population censuses and registers at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

52:40808 Breznik, Dusan. Methodological solutions in the future census. [Metodoloska resenja buduceg popisa.] Statisticka Revija, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, 1985. 65-72 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
Some methodological issues concerning the planned 1991 census of Yugoslavia are reviewed. The schedule of activities to be undertaken in preparation for the census is also described. Information is provided on the questionnaires to be used.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40809 Herberger, L.; Bretz, M. Use of population censuses as multi-subject data bases in the Federal Republic of Germany. Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 3, No. 1, Mar 1985. 115-33 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
The program for conducting the next population census in the Federal Republic of Germany is outlined. This census, originally scheduled for 1981, was postponed to 1983, and again, to 1986. The relationship of census data to data from other sources is described. The emphasis is on how the data will be used for analysis and planning, particularly with regard to the economy, services for the elderly, and regional planning.
Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

52:40810 Instituto de Pesquisas Economicas (Sao Paulo, Brazil). A study of general population censuses of the empire and of every province from colonial times to the present. A historical summary of censuses undertaken in Brazil: the 1920 census. [Investigacoes sobre os recenseamentos da populacao geral do imperio e de cada provincia de per si tentados desde os tempos coloniais ate hoje. Resumo historico dos inqueritos censitarios realizados no Brasil: recenseamento do Brasil, 1920.] 1986. 251 pp. Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Por.
The first part of this work consists of an analysis of available census data for Brazil, prepared by Joaquim N. de Souza e Silva in 1870. The analysis is presented separately for each province and covers the colonial period. The second part is also a review of available census data for Brazil and was prepared on the occasion of the 1920 census.
Location: New York Public Library.

52:40811 Isupov, A. Toward the All-Union population census of 1989. [Navstrechu Vsesoyuznoi perepisi naseleniya 1989 goda.] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 3, 1986. 17-22 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Preparations for the next census of the USSR, scheduled for 1989, are outlined. The program for trial censuses to be held in 1986 and 1987 is described, and proposed changes and additions based on previous censuses are listed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40812 Jenkins, Robert M. Procedural history of the 1940 census of population and housing. ISBN 0-299-10120-7. LC 85-40368. 1985. vii, 151 pp. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
"As a result of the outbreak of World War II, a procedural history of the 1940 [U.S.] Census of Population and Housing remained incomplete. This study..., the first procedural history of the 1940 census, not only fills that gap but illuminates the census data by explaining the design of the questionnaire, the rationale of the questions asked, and the procedures for administering the census. The result is an essential companion piece to the 1940 census and a practical research tool for demographers, historians, economists, political scientists, and statisticians."
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

52:40813 Katus, J. The controversial population census: a study into government information regarding the 1971 population census. [Volkstelling in opspraak: een studie naar de overheidsvoorlichting met betrekking tot de volkstelling van 1971.] ISBN 90-6095-301-0. 1984. 360 pp. Vuga: The Hague, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
This study concerns the controversy that arose during the course of the 1971 census of the Netherlands, particularly concerning issues of privacy and the use of computers to process census data. The book is primarily an analysis of the efforts of the government to make the census acceptable to the general public. The author notes that although the 1971 census was satisfactorily conducted, the issues raised led to the indefinite postponement of the scheduled 1981 census.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40814 Lenoir, Noelle; Maisl, Herbert. General census of population, information technology, and personal freedoms. [Recensement general de la population, informatique et libertes.] Revue Francaise d'Administration Publique, No. 36, Oct-Dec 1985. 605-17 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The authors discuss aspects of the protection of individuals' liberties and rights to privacy in the context of census data collection, analysis, and reporting in France. Particular attention is given to the 1978 right-to-privacy law, the activities of the national commission charged with overseeing information technology and civil liberties, and the 1982 census of France. The roles of the government commission in limiting the types of census questions permitted and in controlling access to census data are discussed. Questions of particular relevance to communes, concerning the handling of data, are considered.
Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

52:40815 Lery, Alain. The population census in France: balance sheet for the 1982 census and perspectives for 1990. [Le recensement de la population en France: bilan du recensement de 1982 et perspectives pour 1990.] Revue Francaise d'Administration Publique, No. 36, Oct-Dec 1985. 585-603 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The author describes the procedures involved in the 1982 census of France, including activities beginning in 1980 and continuing through 1985. The objectives of the census are first outlined. Attention is then given to the concepts and questionnaires, data collection and analysis, the COLIBRI computer system, and data coding and tabulation. The types of results and their use by various government bodies are described. A calendar schedule of census publications and organizational charts are also included. Some perspectives relative to the 1990 census are outlined.
Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

52:40816 Macura, Milos. Preliminary considerations about the contents of the 1991 population census. [Prethodna razmisljanja o sadrzini popisa stanovnistva 1991. godine.] Statisticka Revija, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, 1985. 54-64 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
Some questions related to the planned 1991 census of Yugoslavia are reviewed. The author first discusses unresolved problems from previous censuses. Consideration is given to the conditions under which the census will be taken, the content of the census, the questionnaires to be used, and issues of integration and standardization.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40817 Saymi, S. B. Nature and extent of errors and biases in fertility data of 1971 and 1981 population censuses of Nepal. In: Studies in African and Asian demography: CDC annual seminar, 1985. CDC Research Monograph Series, No. 15, 1986. 653-81 pp. Cairo Demographic Centre: Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
The purpose of this study is to assess the nature and extent of errors and biases in fertility data from the 1971 and 1981 censuses of Nepal. The author first presents estimates of the levels and patterns of mortality and fertility at the time the censuses were conducted in order to establish acceptable levels and patterns. The extent of errors in annual birth data and the extent of underreporting, nonresponse, and omission in lifetime fertility data are then quantified.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40818 Sijercic, Ejub; Novak, Vladimir. Organizing and carrying out the 1991 census. [Organizacija sprovodenja i izvrsenja popisa 1991.] Statisticka Revija, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, 1985. 73-80 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
Some issues concerning the organization and administration of the planned 1991 census of Yugoslavia are reviewed. Consideration is given to the relative responsibilities of the federal authorities and the authorities in the constituent republics.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40819 Silva, Ari. The processing of population censuses in Latin America for the 1990 decade: a view into the future. [El procesamiento de los censos de poblacion de America Latina en la decada de 1990: un vistazo al futuro.] Notas de Poblacion, Vol. 14, No. 41, Aug 1986. 9-24 pp. San Jose, Costa Rica. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"The purpose of this paper is to define the data processing methods that will be used in the 1990 population censuses in the different countries of Latin America....The countries are divided into four groups, and procedures and methodologies are suggested for each of the main eight stages of a census processing." In general, microcomputers are recommended at the initial stages of processing census data, with the exception of data entry for populations over 10 million, for which the utilization of optical readers is recommended. For the final stages of consistency, tabulation, and data base management, microcomputers are recommended only for populations less than a million.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40820 South Pacific Commission (Noumea, New Caledonia). Third regional meeting of population census planners (Port Vila, Vanuatu, 3-7 June 1985): report. Jun 1985. iv, 29 pp. Noumea, New Caledonia. In Eng.
This report concerns a meeting of representatives from 15 countries and territories from the Pacific Islands region, held in Noumea in June 1985, concerning censuses carried out and planned in the region. The report contains a series of recommendations for the 1990 census round based on the experience of the 1980 census round.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40821 Sovet Ekonomicheskoi Vzaimopomoshchi. Sekretariat (Moscow, USSR). The experience of conducting population and housing censuses in COMECON member countries, 1975-1981. [Opyt provedeniya perepisei naseleniya i zhilogo fonda v stranakh-chlenakh SEV v 1975-1981 gg.] 1983. 187 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a collection of papers dealing with the latest population and housing censuses conducted in selected Communist countries. Countries covered include Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, and the USSR. The papers were prepared by the countries concerned and reflect national differences as well as the standardized census programs and methodology agreed upon in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON).
Location: Rutgers University Library, School of Law, Camden, N.J.

52:40822 Steinberg, Barbara; Hogan, Howard. The effects of population adjustment on the allocations of three government programs. In: American Statistical Association, 1985 proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1985]. 256-60 pp. American Statistical Association: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This paper deals with population undercount in the [U.S.] Decennial Census and the effects on fund allocation which would result from an attempt to adjust the census. Three federal government programs that allocate funds to communities are studied...." These include community development block grants, the mass transit spending program, and general revenue sharing.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40823 Zarkovic, Slobodan. Some remarks on the census of population, households, and housing, March 31, 1981. [Primedbe na popis stanovnistva, domacinstava i stanova od 31. marta 1981. godine.] Statisticka Revija, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, 1985. 24-53 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
Some issues concerning the planned 1991 census of Yugoslavia are reviewed in the light of experiences with the 1981 census. These include the advantages and drawbacks of combining censuses of population with other kinds of censuses, the experiences of other countries, problems concerning households and land use, new census methodology, problems of data collection and quality control, and ways to improve the census.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40824 Zavala de Cosio, Eugenia. Population censuses in developing countries: the case of Mexico. [Les recensements de population dans les pays peu developpes: le cas du Mexique.] Revue Francaise d'Administration Publique, No. 36, Oct-Dec 1985. 621-30 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
the author provides a survey of population censuses in Mexico, with attention given to nineteenth-century censuses as well as to modern censuses. The use of censuses for population policy and planning purposes is noted, and limitations of the censuses are considered.
Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

O.4. Surveys

Studies of periodic or special surveys relevant to population studies, excluding KAP (knowledge, attitudes, and practice of family planning) studies, which are coded under F.4.4. Attitudes Toward Fertility and Fertility Control .

52:40825 Keppel, Kenneth G.; Heuser, Robert L.; Placek, Paul J.; Johnson, David P.; Simpson, Gloria A.; Botman, Steven L.; Weinberg, Carla E.; Whitaker, Arthur L. Methods and response characteristics, 1980 National Natality and Fetal Mortality Surveys. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2: Data Evaluation and Methods Research, No. 100, Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 86-1374. ISBN 0-8406-0336-3. LC 86-600090. Sep 1986. iv, 82 pp. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS]: Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report describes the methods employed in the 1980 National Natality Survey and the 1980 National Fetal Mortality Survey. These surveys are based on information obtained from mothers, hospitals, attendants at delivery, and providers of radiation examinations for a sample of live births and a sample of fetal deaths."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40826 Madans, Jennifer H.; Kleinman, Joel C.; Cox, Christine S.; Barbano, Helen E.; Feldman, Jacob J.; Cohen, Bruce; Finucane, Fanchon F.; Cornoni-Huntley, Joan. 10 years after NHANES I: report of initial followup, 1982-84. Public Health Reports, Vol. 101, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1986. 465-73 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The results of an epidemiological follow-up study, undertaken 10 years after the first U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES I) of 1971-1975, are presented. The focus is on both morbidity and mortality and on the completeness of the follow-up, during which 93 percent of the original cohort were successfully traced.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40827 Sayed, Hussein A. A.; Khadr, Zeinab A. Evaluation of some Egyptian demographic surveys: a comparative study. In: Studies in African and Asian demography: CDC annual seminar, 1985. CDC Research Monograph Series, No. 15, 1986. 129-50 pp. Cairo Demographic Centre: Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
The authors focus on the reliability of data from two Egyptian demographic surveys. They first review some studies on surveys carried out in the United States, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Fiji, and Costa Rica. They then compare the levels of reliability in the First Egypt Contraceptive Prevalence Survey (1980) and the Second Rural Fertility Survey (1982) by examining the data in five categories: respondent's background, fertility data, contraceptive knowledge, contraceptive practice, and attitudinal data. Finally, the levels of reliability in the two Egyptian surveys are compared with those in studies from the United States, India, Taiwan, and Fiji.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40828 United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [ESCAP] (Bangkok, Thailand). The family, fertility and contraception in Asia and the Pacific: a review of seven cross-comparative micro-demographic country studies. Asian Population Studies Series, No. 65; ST/ESCAP/387, 1986. iv, 31 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
This report concerns an international project involving the study of family structure and the acceptance and continuation of family planning. The project involves the seven countries of Bangladesh, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. This report presents a summary of the reports of meetings held to conceptualize and formulate the project, to discuss the results of the pretest, and to consider the first country reports.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:40829 Vlassoff, Carol. Recent fertility research in China. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 21, No. 37, Sep 13, 1986. 1,657-60 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
"This note reports on the progress of an in-depth fertility study, along the lines of the World Fertility Survey (WFS), and presents the results of another fertility survey conducted by the State Family Planning Commission [in China]." The in-depth fertility survey, which involved over 15,000 households, was conducted in 1985 in the provinces of Hebei and Shanxi and in the muncipality of Shanghai. The other survey is the 1-in-1,000 fertility survey, involving over 310,000 women aged 15-67. The author notes the consistency in findings from these sources of data on fertility in China.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

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