Volume 53 - Number 2 - Summer 1987

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.

53:20017 Borooah, Guna L. Population geography of Assam: a study of Dibrugarh District (1872-1971). LC 85-900954. 1985. xvi, 268 pp. Mittal Publications: Delhi, India. In Eng.
This study is concerned with the population geography of the district of Dibrugarh, in Assam, India. It consists of "(i) A study of the historical background of the population of the District of Dibrugarh..., (ii) A study of the spatial distribution, numerical, racial, religious, occupational and social composition of its population in the 19th century since the time of the annexation of Dibrugarh District (1826) by the British rulers to the time of the earliest available census period, (iii) Growth and distribution of the population since 1872 with special reference to all the attributes of its composition, (iv) An analysis of group-wise variations in distribution, density and also racial, linguistic, occupational and social and areal composition, (v) Present characteristics of the population and finally (vi) The synthetic appraisal."
Publisher's address: B-2/19-B, Lawrence Road, Delhi 110 035, India.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20018 Dumas, Jean; Lachapelle, Rejean. Current demographic analysis: report on the demographic situation in Canada, 1986. Pub. Order No. 91-209E. May 1987. [xiv], 138 pp. Statistics Canada: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
This report, which is also available in French, presents an analysis of current population trends in Canada based on official data. It is the latest in a series of reports, the first of which was for 1983. Chapters are included on population growth, population structure, marriage and divorce, fertility, mortality, and migration. Appendixes are included on childbearing among married Canadian-born women, the fertility of single women, and recent developments in the language situation.
For the 1983 report, published in 1985, see 52:40024.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20019 Emke-Poulopoulos, Era. The demographic situation in Greece: developments, causes, repercussions, prospects. [E demografike katastase sten Ellada: exelixeis, aitia, epiptoseis, prooptikes.] [1985]. 143 pp. Institouto Europaikou Politismou: Athens, Greece. In Gre. with sum. in Eng.
Recent population trends in Greece are analyzed. Current population size and trends since 1928 are first considered, and spatial distribution and the age and sex distribution of the population are described, with attention given to demographic aging. Fertility and the causes of the fertility decline, including family planning, are then examined. Chapters are also included on mortality, including infant mortality and causes of death; emigration from Greece and return migration; and the consequences of population trends, including demographic consequences and economic, social, political, and national repercussions. Comparisons are made throughout the study with the situation in other European countries.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20020 Hopflinger, Francois. Demographic change in Switzerland: trends in marriages, births, migration, and mortality. [Bevolkerungswandel in der Schweiz: zur Entwicklung von Heiraten, Geburten, Wanderungen und Sterblichkeit.] ISBN 3-7253-0269-3. 1986. 179 pp. Ruegger: Grusch, Switzerland. In Ger.
This book provides an overview of long-term demographic trends in Switzerland from historical times to the present day. The data are from a variety of official and other sources, both published and unpublished. Four main topics are covered: general population trends over past centuries; changes in marriage behavior and fertility since the nineteenth century, including trends in the family, illegitimate births, premarital pregnancy, nuptiality and divorce, and fertility decline; international and internal migration as well as changes in spatial distribution; and mortality and life expectancy. A final section deals with prospects for the future.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20021 International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP] (Liege, Belgium); European Association for Population Studies [EAPS] (Amsterdam, Netherlands). European Population Conference 1987. Plenaries. [Congres Europeen de Demographie 1987. Seances plenieres.] ISBN 951-47-0662-5. 1987. ix, 434 pp. Central Statistical Office: Helsinki, Finland. In Eng; Fre.
This volume contains seven papers that formed the basis for plenary sessions at the 1987 European Population Conference, held in Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 11-16, 1987. The papers deal with population prospects, fertility, the family, mortality, population movements, population and economic growth, and population policies. Five of the papers are in English with French summaries; two papers, one in French and one in English, have no foreign-language summaries.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20022 Marshall, F. Ray; Bouvier, Leon F. Population change and the future of Texas. 1986. 111 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The population dynamics of Texas are analyzed using data from a variety of sources. The primary focus is on probable developments up to the year 2035, particularly with regard to ethnic composition and age distribution. Regional differences within the state are also considered. The authors note that the population will continue to grow and will probably double over the next 50 years. The percentage of the population of Hispanic origin will increase, so that by the year 2015 there will probably be no ethnic majority.
Publisher's address: 777 14th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20023 Martinez Manautou, Jorge. The demographic revolution in Mexico, 1970-1980. [La revolucion demografica en Mexico 1970-1980.] 2nd ed. ISBN 968-824-197-0. 1985. 523 pp. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social: Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
Demographic trends in Mexico between 1970 and 1980 are analyzed with particular reference to the demographic impact of the National Family Planning Program. The development of family planning activities over the decade is first described, and the various methods used are considered. Fertility trends over the decade are summarized, and the factors affecting them are analyzed. A detailed analysis of contraceptive use and continuation in the period 1974-1979 follows. Chapters are also included on mortality, the relationship between family planning and maternal and child health, and health and family planning in rural areas. A final chapter reviews future perspectives.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20024 Wilson, Stephen E.; Sullivan, Jeremiah M.; Fugate, David. The third round (1982) of the East Java Population Survey: a final report. Serie SKJT 1980-1982 Technical Report, No. 5, 1985. xxii, 153 pp. University of North Carolina, International Program of Laboratories for Population Statistics [POPLAB]: Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Biro Pusat Statistik: Jakarta, Indonesia. In Eng.
This report presents final results from the third round of the East-Java Population Survey, carried out in Indonesia in the period 1980-1982. The survey covered a population of 92,755, of whom 80.3 percent lived in rural areas. Estimates of fertility and mortality are provided and compared to results from the first and second rounds of the survey. The survey results concerning vital rates are also compared to results from the provincial vital registration system. Consideration is also given to changes in educational status, marital status, and family planning. The results indicate that approximately 95 percent of eligible respondents know about family planning, and approximately 40 percent currently practice it. "The percentage of rural women currently using a family planning method (40.1%) is higher than that of urban women (37.6%). In general, the proportion of women reported as current users increases with age for younger women, peaking in the 30-34 year age group. Within the youngest age group (15-19 year olds) 18 percent of the women use a birth control method, while among 30 to 34 year olds 51 percent are listed as current users." Differences in methods chosen are considered. The crude birth rate for the sample population was 23.7 per 1,000, and the total fertility rate was 2.81, with slightly higher rates in urban than rural areas. The crude death rate was 8.5 per 1,000, with mortality substantially higher in rural than urban areas.
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.

53:20025 Council of Europe. European Population Committee (Strasbourg, France). Exchange of views on opinions and attitudes with regard to demographic problems in the member states of the Council of Europe. ISBN 92-871-0971-0. 1986. 42 pp. Strasbourg, France. In Eng.
This report, which is also available in French, presents information on public opinion concerning selected population issues obtained through surveys carried out in the member countries of the Council of Europe. Topics covered include population trends and fertility; family policies; employment and family life; the family; marriage, cohabitation, and divorce; demographic aging, the elderly, and retirement; unemployment; and foreign workers.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20026 Imhof, Arthur E. Can India learn lessons from Europe's demographic and epidemiologic transitions? Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Vol. 11, No. 2, Apr-Jun 1986. 63-81 pp. New Delhi, India. In Eng.
The author first describes the family reconstitution method used in European historical demographic studies to analyze data from parish records. The process of demographic and epidemiologic transition that occurred in the nineteenth century is then discussed. The author concludes by suggesting that the European experience may have relevance to the current situation in India by indicating that motivation to control fertility is crucial and that literacy plays a major role in creating that motivation.
Author's address: Free University of Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, D-1000 Berlin/West 33, Federal Republic of Germany.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20027 Maleckova, J. The development of demographic indicators in 1985 and 1984 (1984--definitive data, 1985--preliminary data). [Vyvoj demografickych ukazatelu v letech 1985 a 1984 (1984--definitivni udaje, 1985--predbezne udaje).] Ceskoslovenska Pediatrie, Vol. 41, No. 8, Aug 1986. 483-6 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze.
Selected demographic indicators for Czechoslovakia for 1984 and 1985 are reviewed. Data from official sources are presented for the whole country, the two constituent republics, and regions on fertility, infant mortality, stillbirths, neonatal mortality, and induced abortion. They indicate that the rates continue to decline for all these indicators, but more in the Czech than in the Slovak republic. The main cause for the decline in fertility is given as the change in the age distribution of the female population
Author's address: IZIS, W. Piecka 98, 120 00 Prague 2, Czechoslovakia.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

53:20028 Oschlies, Wolf. Bulgaria's population in the mid 1980s: a demographic and socio-political outline. [Bulgariens Bevolkerung Mitte der 80er Jahre: eine demographische und sozialpolitische Skizze.] Berichte des Bundesinstituts fur Ostwissenschaftliche und Internationale Studien, No. 17-1986, Apr 1986. iii, 56 pp. Bundesinstitut fur Ostwissenschaftliche und Internationale Studien: Cologne, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger. with sum. in Eng.
Current population trends in Bulgaria and their implications for social policy are examined. Data are from published Bulgarian sources including the 1985 census. Among the topics considered are the extensive nature of population data collection in modern Bulgaria, the problem of ethnic minorities, reasons for current low fertility, the high level of divorce and induced abortion, deteriorating labor force trends due to demographic aging, and the development of border areas. The author concludes that Bulgaria's population policies reflect a realistic appraisal of current demographic and social conditions.
Publisher's address: Lindenbornstrasse 22, D-5000 Cologne 30, Federal Republic of Germany.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20029 Squarzoni, R. The seasonality of conceptions and deaths in Reunion: two reflections concerning a social change occurring between 1950 and 1980. [La saisonnalite des conceptions et des deces a la Reunion: deux reflets d'une mutation de societe, entre 1950 et 1980.] ODESR Etudes et Recherches, Sep 1985. 15 pp. Observatoire Demographique Economique et Social de la Reunion [ODESR]: Saint-Denis, Reunion. In Fre.
A comparative analysis of the seasonality of conceptions and deaths in Reunion in the periods 1951-1953 and 1981-1983 is presented using official data. The author notes that Reunion changed during this time period from a primarily agricultural, high-fertility population to a primarily nonagricultural, contracepting population, and this has affected the seasonality of births. Changes in the seasonality of mortality are also related to changes affecting society such as the elimination of malaria, improved sanitation, and the development of health services
Publisher's address: Faculte de Droit et des Sciences Economiques et Politiques, 12 avenue de la Victoire, 97489 Saint-Denis, Reunion.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20030 van de Kaa, Dirk J. Europe's second demographic transition. Population Bulletin, Vol. 42, No. 1, Mar 1987. 59 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author describes what he terms the second demographic transition in Europe and sets 1965 as its starting date. Its principal demographic feature is the decline in fertility to a level well below replacement. The background discussion focuses on changes in norms and social attitudes that have affected fertility. Thirty European countries are studied and categorized into four groups. To demonstrate how this transition has evolved, the author discusses trends in marriage, divorce, cohabitation, fertility rates, birth order, birth control, births out of wedlock, household patterns, mortality differentials, minorities, and the activities of pro-natalists and their opponents. He notes that the influences of mortality and migration on population numbers have not been significant but that immigration has had a broad impact on the composition of the population of northern and western European countries. The countries' public and policy reactions to below-replacement fertility are discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20031 Veneziano, Vincenzo. Recent demographic trends in Italy. [Recenti tendenze demografiche in Italia.] Rassegna Economica, Vol. 50, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1986. 829-34 pp. Naples, Italy. In Ita.
Recent demographic trends in Italy are briefly reviewed using data from official sources, including the 1981 census and the 1985 Italian Statistical Compendium. Consideration is given to changes since 1971 in age distribution, fertility, mortality, and natural increase.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

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