Volume 53 - Number 2 - Summer 1987

J. Characteristics

Primarily references to descriptive studies. Official tabular material will be found under S. Official Statistical Publications . Items that are primarily analytical, but that also contain information on characteristics, will be found under K. Demographic and Economic Interrelations and Natural Resources or L. Demographic and Noneconomic Interrelations , as appropriate.

J.1. General Demographic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations according to various demographic characteristics, including age, sex, sex ratios, and marital status. Studies on demographic aging are also included.

53:20612 American Association of Retired Persons [AARP] (Washington, D.C.). A profile of older Americans, 1986. [1986?]. 14 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This brochure reports statistical data on the U.S. population over 65 years of age. The data are compiled from a range of official sources. Topics covered include future prospects, marital status, living arrangements, ethnic distribution, geographic distribution, income, employment, education, and health and health care
Publisher's address: Department D996, 1909 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20613 Bercovich, Alicia M.; Vellozo, Heitor C. A note on apparent contradictions in age and sex distribution in the 1980 population census. [Notas sobre aparentes contradicoes na estrutura por idade e sexo no censo demografico de 1980.] Revista Brasileira de Estatistica, Vol. 46, No. 181-182, Jan-Jun 1985. 53-121 pp. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Por.
Age pyramids derived from data in the 1980 census of Brazil are analyzed and compared with age pyramids from previous censuses. It is hypothesized that the differences noted are the results of the combined effects of population growth in the 1950s and a drop in the fertility rate beginning in the 1960s. These, in turn, are associated with the massive use of antibiotics in the 1950s, which led to a decline in mortality, and the use of birth control methods beginning in the 1960s, which affected fertility. Variations in the demographic characteristics of the country's administrative regions tend to confirm this thesis.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

53:20614 Blum, Alain; Chesnais, Jean-Claude. The age pyramid in the Soviet Union from the 1979 population census. [La pyramide des ages de l'Union Sovietique au recensement de 1979.] Population, Vol. 41, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1986. 1,043-58 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
The authors examine the age pyramid of the Soviet Union, which was published by Murray Feshbach in 1985 and is based on 1979 census data. Evidence of irregularities in data recording, particularly with reference to the male population, is found. This age pyramid and those for the 1959 and 1970 censuses are reconstituted by single years of age, and intercensal and cohort survival probabilities are estimated. Possible error sources, including undercount in civil registration and censuses, are identified. Evidence is also found of a rise in mortality at younger ages, particularly among males.
For the article by Feshbach, published in 1985, see 52:10590.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20615 Bonvalet, Catherine. Parisian adults: origins, lives, integration. [Les Parisiens dans leur maturite: origine, parcours, integration.] Population, Vol. 42, No. 2, Mar-Apr 1987. 225-47 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"This article presents initial findings from a survey entitled 'The Population and the De-Population of Paris' dealing with the residence histories of people aged between 50 and 60, living in Greater Paris. An analysis of their origins confirms the importance of post-war immigration in the population growth of Paris: 43% of the sample were born in the Ile-de-France Region. The foreign-born represent 15% of the population. Provincials 'come up' to Paris at a very early age; they are on average 21 years old on arrival, while foreigners arrive later (31 years old), most frequently after having founded a family." Consideration is given to questions concerning the continuation of links with regions of origin.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20616 Coale, Ansley J. Demographic effects of below-replacement fertility and their social implications. In: Below-replacement fertility in industrial societies: causes, consequences, policies, edited by Kingsley Davis, Mikhail S. Bernstam, and Rita Ricardo-Campbell. Population and Development Review, Vol. 12, Suppl., 1987. 203-16 pp. Population Council: New York, New York. In Eng.
The demographic effects of low fertility on the growth and age composition of the U.S. population are studied, and the social implications of these conditions are considered. The author projects U.S. population growth for the period 1980-2100 at alternative low levels of fertility with and without net immigration. Age distributions in 2100 at various low levels of fertility, with and without net immigration, are also calculated. Retirement benefits, the labor force, political implications, and the future of education are discussed in light of continued low fertility trends.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20617 Craig, John. An urban-rural categorisation for wards, and local authorities. Population Trends, No. 47, Spring 1987. 6-11 pp. London, England. In Eng.
An attempt is made to develop an urban-rural categorization for wards and local authority areas in England and Wales using information available for enumeration districts.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20618 Damon, Bonnie L.; Fowles, Donald G.; Taeuber, Cynthia M. Guide to 1980 census data on the elderly. Pub. Order No. C 3.6/2:El 2/2. LC 85-600294. Nov 1986. 570 pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C.; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This publication "is intended to be a 'one-stop' reference book for locating sources of 1980 [U.S.] census data pertaining to the older population." It is based on all the principal sources of data available, including ten series of reports and five series of computer tapes. It contains a series of table-finding guides and table outlines to assist users in locating the relevant data.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20619 Espenshade, Thomas J. Population dynamics with immigration and low fertility. In: Below-replacement fertility in industrial societies: causes, consequences, policies, edited by Kingsley Davis, Mikhail S. Bernstam, and Rita Ricardo-Campbell. Population and Development Review, Vol. 12, Suppl., 1987. 248-61 pp. Population Council: New York, New York. In Eng.
The author examines population dynamics in industrialized countries given immigration and low fertility. His approach involves open populations and long-term equilibrium solutions, with attention to the dynamics preceding the attainment of an equilibrium population. The author projects total U.S. population and hypothetical populations by origin through the year 2780 and presents summary demographic measures for the United States for 1980-1985 and for the eventual stationary population. He concludes that "when a population experiences both immigration and low fertility, we have seen that a kind of demographic transfusion occurs as it proceeds to a long-run stationary state. The initial population and its descendants diminish under the pressures of below-replacement fertility, to be replaced by a new population of immigrants and their descendants."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20620 Heikkinen, Eino. Health implications of population aging in Europe. [Le vieillissement de la population en Europe: incidences sur la sante.] World Health Statistics Quarterly/Rapport Trimestriel de Statistiques Sanitaires Mondiales, Vol. 40, No. 1, 1987. 22-40 pp. Geneva, Switzerland. In Eng; Fre.
"This article focuses on the health consequences of the numerical and proportional increase in the elderly population [in Europe] and presents examples of measures that have been taken to develop appropriate systems of care." Trends in the health status of the elderly during the twentieth century are discussed using both unpublished and official data. Consideration is also given to the provision of services to the elderly and varying points of view influencing the development of these services.
Author's address: Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20621 Heisel, Marsel A. Aging in the context of population policies in developing countries. Population Bulletin of the United Nations, No. 17, 1985. 49-63 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"The present study examined the articulated perceptions and policies on aging by Governments in the developing regions of the world. Two recent sets of data were analysed to obtain information in this respect. One was the aggregate of documents from the World Assembly on Aging held at Vienna in 1982, particularly reports and statements submitted to the Assembly by 52 developing countries on the situation of the aged in their country. The other source was an analysis with respect to aging of the Fifth Population Inquiry among Governments, an investigation conducted by the United Nations in 1983 to monitor a broad range of government policies and perceptions on demographic trends in relation to development. The analysis revealed substantial concern in developing countries with the health and welfare of the rising number of older persons in their populations....Interest in policies to benefit the aged was not limited to countries with relatively higher proportions of older persons or to those with rapidly aging demographic structures. It was also present in some with very young populations, such as among African nations."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20622 Kedelski, Mieczyslaw. The mean age of the population of Poland in light of demographic analysis and projection. [Sredni wiek ludnosci w Polsce w swietle analizy i projekcji demometrycznej.] Studia Demograficzne, No. 3/85, 1986. 31-49 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The characteristics of the arithmetic mean in the analysis of...age distributions in stationary and stable populations and in the case of stabilization of real age structures are discussed. The subject of the analysis was real age structures of [the] Polish population 1950-1984, as well as projected structures 1975-2075. It was confirmed that, with the initial age distribution from the end of 1975, the stable rate of growth r=0.0100 induces the most rapid process of stabilization of the Polish age structure."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20623 Lutz, Wolfgang. The aging of the Austrian population: a graphic analysis. [Das Altern der osterreichischen Bevolkerung: eine graphische Analyse.] Demographische Informationen, 1986. 80-7, 146 pp. Vienna, Austria. In Ger. with sum. in Eng.
"This paper applies two kinds of graphs illustrating three-dimensional relationships of the development of Austrian age structure 1869-2025 and of the history of age-specific fertility and mortality rates since 1951. Perspective pictures (3-D mountains) present the evolution of male and female age structures and of age-specific sex-ratios." The author discusses the baby boom generation and the impact of the population aging process on social and economic aspects of life in Austria.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20624 Matthiessen, Poul C. Demography--impact of an expanding elderly population. In: Geriatric dentistry: a textbook of oral gerontology, edited by Poul Holm-Pedersen and Harald Loe. 1986. 365-76 pp. Munksgaard: Copenhagen, Denmark. In Eng.
The social and economic implications of a population's age structure are examined comparatively for developing and developed countries. The author considers the development of the elderly population, 1950-1980; how fertility and mortality relate to the different age structures; and the proportion of females among the elderly population, 1950 and 1980. Discussion of anticipated future developments focuses on the assumptions concerning fertility and mortality that the United Nations employed in making its 1981-1982 population projections to the year 2025. Population trends, changes in dependency ratios, and other socioeconomic implications for the future are also considered.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20625 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (New York, New York). Profile of the American wife. Statistical Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 2, Apr-Jun 1987. 18-21 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
A profile of some of the statistical characteristics of U.S. wives is presented. The characteristics include age, race, region, living arrangements, age of husband, educational status, labor force participation, and income. Data are from official sources including the Bureau of the Census and the Department of Labor.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20626 Pavlik, Zdenek; Kuchar, Ivan. Optimization of social roles and functions of age and sex groups. [Optimalizace socialnich roli a funkci vekovych a pohlavnich skupin.] Demografie, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1987. 34-45 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The concept of optimum population is examined, with reference to the age and sex distribution of the population of Czechoslovakia. The authors note that since the possibility of changing the structure of population by changing reproduction patterns is remote, the only alternative is to change the social roles and functions of age and sex groups. They suggest that the primary objective of population policy should be to encourage such changes rather than to try to change reproductive behavior. Particular attention should be paid to the increased potential contribution of the elderly.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20627 Serow, William J.; Sly, David F.; Micklin, Michael. Structural change within the older population: economic implications. Contemporary Policy Issues, Vol. 5, No. 2, Apr 1987. 73-83 pp. Long Beach, California. In Eng.
"While much concern has been expressed recently about the aging of the United States population and the socioeconomic implications of this aging, comparatively little attention has been paid to the changes within the older population that likely will evolve during the next few decades. This paper examines changes in the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the U.S. elderly until the year 2020. Additionally, the paper argues that analysis of the implications of aging based solely on trends in the total size of this population and on characteristics of the present generation of older Americans will not likely yield results fruitful for policymaking and planning."
Author's address: Center for the Study of Population, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20628 Shagdarsuren, Sh.; Darima, D. Demographic characteristics of the population of the Mongolian People's Republic. [Demograficheskie osobennosti naseleniya MNR.] Sovetskoe Zdravookhranenie, No. 7, 1986. 53-5 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Recent demographic trends and population characteristics in Mongolia are reviewed. The authors note that the situation has changed in recent years from one of low fertility and high mortality to one of improved health care services, lower mortality, and higher fertility. The consequences have included a significant increase in the proportion of the population in the younger ages and an increase in urbanization. Improvements in the quality of available census data and in the sophistication of data analysis are noted.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

53:20629 Stupp, Paul W. A general procedure for estimating an intercensal age schedule. Pub. Order No. DA8627946. 1986. 128 pp. University Microfilms International: Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Eng.
"This dissertation describes and justifies a new general procedure for indirectly estimating intercensal age schedules of demographic events (net migration, fertility, nuptiality) from a pair of tabulations of a status of a population (number born elsewhere, average children ever born, proportion ever married), classified by age. The procedure is an extension of an existing technique called iterative intracohort interpolation....The procedure is then used to estimate average annual numbers of foreign born net migrants to the United States, by sex and age, during each of the intercensal decades between 1880 and 1930. The data used are census tabulations of the foreign born white population by sex and single year of age, and counts of the numbers of registered immigrants to the United States by sex and year of entry."
This work was prepared as a doctoral dissertation at Princeton University.
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: Humanities and Social Sciences 47(8).

53:20630 Takahashi, Shigesato. The Japanese mortality change and its effect on population age structure. Jinko Mondai Kenkyu/Journal of Population Problems, No. 180, Oct 1986. 1-10 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn. with sum. in Eng.
The impact of the recent mortality decline in Japan on the age structure of the population is examined. A new technique for analyzing the increase in the elderly population is introduced and applied to census data since 1960. The results indicate that the decline in mortality among the elderly has contributed increasingly to the process of demographic aging over time.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20631 Thailand. National Statistical Office (Bangkok, Thailand). Report. The survey of hill tribe population: 1986. Chiang Mai Province. Pub. Order No. E-Sur-Hil-K No. 3-86. [1986?]. [vii], 91 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng; Tha.
This report contains results from a survey of the population characteristics of the hill tribe population of Thailand and concerns the province of Chiang Mai. The survey, carried out in 1986, enumerated a hill population of 141,494 persons. Data are presented on ethnic group, age and sex distribution, marital status and age at marriage, educational status, religion, ability to use Thai, fertility, family planning, occupations, and migration and settlement patterns. Data are also provided on village and household characteristics.
For a related study, also published in 1986, see 53:10650.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20632 Tsekov, Nikolai. Territorial age structure of the Bulgarian population and its evolution during the period 1975-1983. [Sastoyanie na vazrastovata struktura na Balgarskoto naselenie v teritorialen aspekt i izmenenieto i za perioda 1975-1983 g.] Naselenie, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1986. 92-113 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Regional changes in the age structure of the population of Bulgaria over the period 1975-1983 are analyzed using multidimensional methods. Three age groups are identified: those under 15 years of age, those of working age, and the retired. The 290 administrative units are categorized according to their situation regarding the reproduction of the labor force: 23 units are identified as demographically sound, 70 have weak but favorable demographic characteristics, 115 have weak but negative characteristics, and 82 have strongly negative age characteristics.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20633 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Population profile of the United States, 1984/85. Current Population Reports, Series P-23: Special Studies, No. 150, Apr 1987. iv, 52 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This 11th annual Population Profile summarizes the wide range of [U.S.] demographic and socioeconomic data collected during 1984 and 1985 and published in 1985 and early 1986 in the Current Population Reports series." Information is included on sources of data and on the subject specialist who can answer technical questions on each topic. Topics covered include national population trends, projections, fertility, state population trends, metropolitan and nonmetropolitan population, farm population, migration, households and families, marital status, voting, school enrollment, educational status, labor force, income, and poverty.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

J.2. Biological Characteristics

Descriptive studies of menarche and menopause, longevity, and increasing the life span, as well as other biological characteristics such as sex selection. Studies that are concerned with menarche and menopause as they specifically affect fertility are coded under F.5. Factors Other Than Contraception Affecting Fertility .

53:20634 Chahnazarian, Anouch. Determinants of the sex ratio at birth. Pub. Order No. DA8621187. 1986. 195 pp. University Microfilms International: Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Eng.
The author describes patterns of variation in the sex ratio at birth and reviews the literature on its determinants. Factors influencing the sex ratio at birth, including race, socioeconomic status, father's age, and birth order, are considered, and selected regional and country-specific trends are discussed. Particular attention is given to the relationship between hepatitis B infection in parents and the sex ratio at birth of their offspring. "This study suggests that the hepatitis B carrier state in parents may increase the sex ratio of their offspring. The available data are too scarce for a definite answer, but this study does not support the hypothesis that immunization against hepatitis B would greatly affect the sex ratio at birth of the future generations."
This work was prepared as a doctoral dissertation at Princeton University.
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: Humanities and Social Sciences 47(6).

53:20635 Hediger, Mary L.; Stine, Robert A. Age at menarche based on recall information. Annals of Human Biology, Vol. 14, No. 2, Mar-Apr 1987. 133-42 pp. London, England. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Ger.
"Censored likelihood methods which use recalled dates yield accurate estimates of the age at menarche in an urban population of black adolescent girls. The mean age at menarche is 12.44...years for a sample of 272 black adolescents in Philadelphia, PA. The methodology we describe is more efficient than logit or probit methods, which are not designed to utilize recall information. Alternative methods which use recall are biased if subject memory is influenced by length of time since menarche. Our methods also provide information on the nature of subject recall that may be useful in further analysis."
Author's address: W. M. Krogman Center for Research in Child Growth and Development, 2400 Chestnut Street, Box No. 20, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20636 Hoey, Hilary; Cox, Leslie; Tanner, James. The age of menarche in Irish girls. Irish Medical Journal, Vol. 79, No. 10, Oct 1986. 283-5 pp. Dublin, Ireland. In Eng.
Age at menarche in Ireland is analyzed using data from a representative sample of 2,940 girls aged 9 to 17 drawn from schools in Dublin, Dundalk, Navan, and Portlaoise, of whom some half were urban and half rural residents. The mean age at menarche was 13.52 years. The authors note that this is the latest mean age at menarche recorded for a contemporary European population. No significant differences in age at menarche by place of residence or social class were noted.
Author's address: Department of Paediatrics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

53:20637 Rana, T.; Raman, Leela; Rau, Pravathi; Rao, K. Visweswara. Association of growth status and age at menarche in urban upper middle income group girls of Hyderabad. Indian Journal of Medical Research, No. 84, Nov 1986. 522-30 pp. New Dehli, India. In Eng.
The relationship between growth status and age at menarche is examined using data for 697 urban school girls in Hyderabad, India, from an upper middle income background. The mean age at menarche was 12.4 years. Consideration is given to other factors affecting age at menarche, such as body weight, per capita income, parental education, father's occupation, and family size. There was little correlation between mother's and daughter's age at menarche, and little evidence to support the hypothesis that a critical body weight triggers menarche. "It is possible that environmental factors including modernization and changing trends in the living patterns may play an important role in influencing the age at menarche in an urban situation."
Second author's address: National Institute of Nutrition, Jamai-Osmania P.O., Hyderabad 500 007, India.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

53:20638 Soliani, L.; Lucchetti, E.; De Iasio, S.; Conterio, F. Some effects of recent migrations on similarity between biological structures of regional populations in Italy. Journal of Human Evolution, Vol. 14, No. 8, Dec 1985. 709-16 pp. London, England. In Eng.
The impact of recent migration trends in Italy on the biological structure of the population of individual regions is examined using principal components analysis and official data. The analysis shows that, with the exception of Sardinia, there is a general trend toward greater overall homogeneity among the regional populations. Although north-south differences have diminished, the differences among southern regions experiencing out-migration have increased.
Author's address: Institute of Ecology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

J.3. Economic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of income differentials, earnings, career mobility, and other economic characteristics if allocated according to demographic groups. Analytical studies are classified under K.1.1. General Economic Development and Population , and studies concerned with employment and labor force are classified under K.3. Employment and Labor Force Participation .

53:20639 Das Gupta, Prithwis. Comments on Suzanne M. Bianchi and Nancy Rytina's "The decline in occupational sex segregation during the 1970s: census and CPS comparisons" Demography, Vol. 24, No. 2, May 1987. 291-7 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author comments on an article by Suzanne M. Bianchia and Nancy Rytina concerning changes in occupational sex segregation in the United States during the 1970s. A reply by Bianchi and Rytina (p. 297) is included.
Author's address: Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC 20233.
For the article by Bianchi and Rytina, published in 1986, see 52:10617.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

J.4. Social Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations according to literacy and educational attainment, cultural background, religious affiliation, residential characteristics and segregation, and the like. Studies on social mobility are also coded under this heading.

53:20640 Witkowski, Janusz. Migration and the social mobility of the population in Poland. [Migracje a ruchliwosc spoleczna ludnosci w Polsce.] Monografie i Opracowania, No. 5, LC 86-175948. 1985. 168 pp. Szkola Glowna Planowania i Statystyki, Instytut Statystyki i Demografii: Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The relationship between migration and social mobility in Poland is explored using data from a survey carried out in 1982. The results show that migration gives rise to a variety of different types of social mobility, that migrants are more socially mobile than nonmigrants, that different subpopulations of migrants experience different levels of social mobility, and that patterns of social mobility vary between migrants and nonmigrants.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

J.5. Ethnic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations on the basis of race, ethnic group, language, and national origin.

53:20641 Akiner, Shirin. Islamic peoples of the Soviet Union. 2nd ed. ISBN 0-7103-0188-X. LC 82-140. 1986. xiii, 462 pp. KPI: New York, New York/London, England. In Eng.
This is a revised and updated edition of a reference work concerning the Islamic peoples of the USSR: "who they are, where they are and how many of them there are". The present edition includes some data from the 1979 census. The various ethnic groups are examined separately under broad regional headings.
For the first edition, publisehd in 1983, see 50:20606.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:20642 Altshuler, Mordechai. Soviet Jewry since the Second World War: population and social structure. Studies in Population and Urban Geography, No. 5, ISBN 0-313-24494-4. LC 86-12139. 1987. xviii, 278 pp. Greenwood Press: New York, New York/London, England. In Eng.
Social and demographic trends concerning the Jewish population of the USSR since World War II are analyzed using data from a variety of sources. "Through a wide selection of statistical data, [the author] examines such areas as Soviet Jewry's occupational structure, patterns of residence, and membership in the ranks of the Communist party, as well as such fundamental issues as family composition, intermarriage, and fertility." The author examines issues regarding the analysis of population size and geographic distribution. Comparisons are made with the Soviet population as a whole concerning educational status, social stratification, and occupations.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20643 Bourbeau, Robert; Tremblay, Marc. Information systems for demographic analysis according to linguistic group in Canada and in Quebec. [Systemes d'informations pour l'analyse demographique selon le groupe linguistique au Canada et au Quebec.] Collection de Tires a Part, No. 201, [1985?]. [18] pp. Universite de Montreal, Departement de Demographie: Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"The aim of this paper is to present the various data sources, available in Canada and Quebec, that can be used to analyse the replacement of language groups--groups defined by mother tongue and home language." The uses of data from vital statistics files, censuses, taxation and family allowance files, and surveys are discussed, and the difficulties in measuring linguistic mobility are noted. Recent data for Quebec are analyzed, and comparisons are made among language groups. "These results show that each of the major language groups has a specific and distinct process of replacement."
This article is reprinted from Revue, Informatique et Statistique dans les Sciences Humaines, Vol. 20, No. 1-4, 1984, pp. 41-58.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20644 Entzinger, H. B. Race, class and the shaping of a policy for immigrants: the case of the Netherlands. International Migration/Migrations Internationales/Migraciones Internacionales, Vol. 25, No. 1, Mar 1987. 5-20 pp. Geneva, Switzerland. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Spa.
The author describes the development of social policy in the Netherlands with regard to minority ethnic groups. According to the author, the question of selection of an appropriate social policy is complicated by the ongoing argument concerning the causes of minority groups' disadvantaged status. The conflicts between allowing ethnic minorities to preserve their own culture and striving toward an integrated society are noted.
Author's address: University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20645 Guillot, Francoise; Hemery, Solange; Marie, Claude-Valentin. General population census of 1982, 1-in-4 sample: the population from overseas departments and territories in metropolitan France. [Recensement general de la population de 1982, sondage au 1/4: les populations des dom-tom en France metropolitaine.] ISBN 2-11-064897-X. Dec 1985. 157 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France; Secretariat d'Etat Charge des Departements et Territoires d'Outre-Mer: Paris, France. In Fre.
Data from French censuses from 1954 to 1982 concerning persons resident in metropolitan France who were born in the overseas departments (DOM) or territories (TOM) are analyzed. The primary source is the 25 percent sample results from the 1982 census. Consideration is given to educational status, labor force activity, occupations, households, families, housing, and place of birth.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20646 Hooz, Istvan. Changes in the Gypsy population. [A cigany nepesseg szamanak alakulasa.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 65, No. 2-3, Feb-Mar 1987. 220-33 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The problems involved in estimating the numbers of the Gypsy population in Hungary are described. The author describes the first census of Gypsies carried out in 1983 and other attempts to survey this population. A comparative analysis of changes in the age distribution of the Gypsy and general population over the past 100 years is included.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20647 Kramer, Kathryn B. The suburbanization of blacks in the United States, 1960-1980: characteristics of residence and residents. Pub. Order No. DA8618516. 1986. 278 pp. University Microfilms International: Ann Arbor, Michigan. In Eng.
"This research examines patterns of black population change in the suburban cities of at least 10,000 population in the United States Urbanized Areas from 1960 to 1980. A detailed description of the sociodemographic characteristics of these suburbs is provided as well as an account of the distribution and growth of blacks within these suburbs during the two decades. Multiple regression techniques are then utilized in order to assess the influences on black population change in these suburbs in each of the two decades." Characteristics of residence and residents and differentials between the black and white populations in the suburbs are also considered
This work was prepared as a doctoral dissertation at the University of Texas at Austin.
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, A: Humanities and Social Sciences 47(5).

53:20648 Smith, Pamela A. The Palestinian diaspora, 1948-1985. Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, Spring 1986. 90-108 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
An analysis of the Palestinian population living outside the borders of what was mandatory Palestine is presented. The primary focus is on the economic and social changes within this population that are associated with their current location.
Location: Princeton University Library (SY).

53:20649 Taffel, Selma M. Characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native births: United States, 1984. NCHS Monthly Vital Statistics Report, Vol. 36, No. 3, Suppl., Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 87-1120. Jun 19, 1987. 16 pp. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS]: Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
"In this report, information derived from live-birth certificates is used to compare the demographic profile of [U.S.] Indian mothers with those of white and black mothers and also to compare birth outcomes....A distinction is made between American Indians and Alaska Natives because there are differences between these two groups with respect to their demographic profiles, health care, and birth outcomes. Comparisons are also drawn between Indians living in reservation and nonreservation areas."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:20650 Verhoef, R.; Tas, R. F. J. Demography of the alien population in the Netherlands, 1985. [Demografie van de niet-Nederlandse bevolking in Nederland, 1985.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 35, No. 3, Mar 1987. 23-41 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
The characteristics of the resident alien population of the Netherlands in 1985 are described. Consideration is given to country of origin, fertility, mortality, and nuptiality.
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