Volume 54 - Number 3 - Fall 1988

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.

54:30715 Craig, John. Local authority urban-rural indicators compared. Population Trends, No. 51, Spring 1988. 30-8 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"Four different ways of distinguishing between the urban-rural differences for the local authority districts of England and Wales are compared. The results help to clarify why it is impossible to reduce the complex urban-rural differences between authorities unequivocally to a single measure. The extent of, and reasons for, similarities and differences between the four measures are pointed out and are illuminating." The author's four methods concern determinations of an index of rurality, socioeconomic clusters, population density, and percentage of the population living in urban wards.
Correspondence: J. Craig, Population Statistics Divison, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30716 Germany, Federal Republic of. Statistisches Bundesamt (Wiesbaden, Germany, Federal Republic of). The use of anonymous samples from official statistical data: terms and possibilities. [Nutzung von anonymisierten Einzelangaben aus Daten der amtlichen Statistik: Bedingungen und Moglichkeiten.] Schriftenreihe Forum der Bundesstatistik, Vol. 5, ISBN 3-17-003338-7. Apr 1987. 200 pp. W. Kohlhammer: Stuttgart, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng; Ger.
This collection of papers, originally presented at a meeting held in 1986 in Wiesbaden, Federal Republic of Germany, concerns the current and future use of anonymous samples from official and statistical data. The first section, in English, offers papers on U.S. data resources in the social sciences, the practice of the U.S. Bureau of the Census concerning the disclosure of anonymous microdata, and the possibility of census microdata being made available in Great Britain. The second section, in German, describes social science applications in West Germany. Other papers, also in German, deal with data security and the future use of anonymous data for the production of official statistics.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30717 Gilford, Dorothy M. The aging population in the twenty-first century. Statistics for health policy. ISBN 0-309-03881-2. LC 88-15151. 1988. xv, 323 pp. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C.; National Research Council, Committee on National Statistics, Panel on Statistics for an Aging Population: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This report is concerned with the adequacy of existing statistical information available for the development of health and other policies for the elderly in the United States. The focus is on recommendations for modifications to existing national statistical programs and surveys to fill the gaps identified. In addition, the need for changes in statistical methodology used in health policy analysis or in planning and administering programs for the elderly is examined.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30718 Heldal, Johan; Rygh Swensen, Anders; Thomsen, Ib. Census statistics through combined use of surveys and registers? Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 5, No. 1, Dec 1987. 43-51 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
"In this paper we present some results from a study [concerning Norway] on the feasibility of producing census statistics through the combined use of surveys and registers. The main finding is that if one is willing to relax a little on the need for accuracy of statistics for 'small' areas, the large majority of the census statistics can be produced by such a combined use of data sources."
Correspondence: J. Heldal, Methods Unit, Central Bureau of Statistics, P.B. 8131 Dep., Oslo 1, Norway. Location: Princeton University Library (UN).

54:30719 Makatjane, Tiisetso. Sources of population statistics in Lesotho. Working Papers in Demography, No. 3, LC 87-132320. Aug 1985. iii, 29 pp. National University of Lesotho, Department of Statistics, Demography Unit: Roma, Lesotho. In Eng.
This study "discusses the sources of demographic data in general, pointing out the advantages and disadvantages of each source. Then with specific reference to Lesotho, it explores the adequacy or inadequacy of the data available from each source for the country. Finally it provides a number of recommendations aimed at improving the data collecting processes in the country."
Correspondence: Department of Statistics, Demography Unit, National University of Lesotho, P.O. Roma, Roma, Lesotho. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30720 Oppong, Christine. Ethnographic approaches to demographic issues: some experiences from ILO work and studies in Ghana. In: Au-dela du quantitatif: espoirs et limites de l'analyse qualitative en demographie. Chaire Quetelet '85. 1988. 303-20 pp. Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Demographie: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; CIACO Editeur: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. In Eng.
The author describes the interdisciplinary approach to data collection and analysis adopted in the course of research being conducted with support from the International Labour Office (ILO). The focus of the research was the relationship between women's roles and demographic issues. Case studies in Egypt and India are described, and recent research in Ghana is outlined.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30721 United Kingdom. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys [OPCS] (London, England). Census 1971-1981. The Longitudinal Study: linked census data, England and Wales. [1988]. xvi, 176 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This volume presents tables from the sample of linked records from the 1971 Census and the 1981 Census contained within the OPCS Longitudinal Study (LS) for England and Wales....This sample, all people born on each of four birth dates, was initially selected from the 1971 Census. Throughout the intercensal period, births occurring on these four dates each year and immigrants with these birth dates registering with the NHS were added in to up-date the sample; correspondingly deaths and embarkations were deleted. Another sample was taken of all those recorded in the 1981 Census with the given birth dates and the records linked with those from the 1971 Census." Nearly 97 percent of the entries were also linked with entries in the National Health Service Central Register. The tables concern marital status by age and sex, social class, economic activity, employment, households, housing, country of birth, and migration.
Correspondence: Longitudinal Study Management Unit, OPCS, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Stanford University Libraries. Source: APLIC Census Network List, No. 84, May 1988.

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.

54:30722 Bidegain, Gabriel; Lopez, Diego. The registration of deaths in Venezuela: an evaluation of coverage. [El registro de defunciones en Venezuela: evolucion de su cabalidad.] Notas de Poblacion, Vol. 15, No. 44, Aug 1987. 67-75 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"This paper presents six indirect techniques for estimating the degree of death coverage as applied to vital statistics information in Venezuela between 1960 and 1982, collected by two public institutions, namely, the 'Oficina Central de Estadistica e Informatica' (OCEI) and the Ministry of Health and Social Assistance (MSAS)....The results show remarkable improvements in the death registry coverage for both institutions, that amount to 97 or 98 per cent at the beginning of the 80's. Nevertheless, great differences can be observed between them regarding both structure and volume of deaths by sex and age." Among the problems discussed are the impact of immigration and errors in age reporting.
Correspondence: G. Bidegain, Departamento de Investigaciones Sociales, Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas y Sociales, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Urb. Montalban, La Vega, Apdo. 29068, Caracas 1021, Venezuela. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30723 International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS] (Bethesda, Maryland). Organization and status of civil registration in Africa and recommendations for improvement. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 31, Apr 1988. i, 15 pp. Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report brings together information from various sources on the organization and status of the civil registration and vital statistics systems in the various countries on the African continent. Although legislative authority for the registration of vital events has existed for many years in the African countries, relatively little progress has been made in the development of national civil registration systems. At present, there are only a few countries in northern Africa and in the small island countries of subsaharan Africa with registration systems producing usable vital statistics. The registration systems in the other countries on the African continent are in different stages of development, but all are in need of major improvements."
Correspondence: IIVRS, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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.

54:30724 Anderson, Margo. Planning the future in the context of the past. Society, Vol. 25, No. 3, Mar-Apr 1988. 39-47 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
The current rules concerning residence that are applied in the U.S. decennial census are reviewed, and recommendations for changes in the 1990 census are considered. The emphasis is on ways to reduce the undercount without adversely affecting the need for continuity in the type of data collected.
Correspondence: M. Anderson, Center for Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

54:30725 Associacao Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais [ABEP] (Brasilia, Brazil). Suggestions for the 1990 population census. [Sugestoes ao censo demografico de 1990.] Dec 1987. 28 pp. Brasilia, Brazil. In Por.
This publication contains suggestions from the Brazilian Association of Population Studies (ABEP) regarding questions to be included in the 1990 census of Brazil. The questions concern fertility; infant, child, and adult mortality; migration; nuptiality; economic activity; occupations; income; and child labor.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30726 Balevski, Dano. Basic conclusions from the 1985 population and housing census in the People's Republic of Bulgaria and future tasks after its completion. [Osnovni izvodi, proiztichashchi ot prebroyavaneto na naselenieto i zhilishchniya fond, provedno kam 4.XII.1985 g. v NR Balgariya, i predstoyashchi zadachi sled zavarshvaneto mu.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 5-18 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author critically examines the preparation, organization, and implementation of the 1985 census of Bulgaria, as well as the six sociological surveys that were carried out in conjunction with the census. The focus is on the country's social statistics needs up to the year 2000 and on the best way to combine statistical and sociological methods to obtain the appropriate data. Various methods of collecting intercensal data are described and evaluated.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30727 Bean, Frank D.; de la Garza, Rodolfo O. Illegal aliens and census counts. Society, Vol. 25, No. 3, Mar-Apr 1988. 48-53 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
The authors consider whether illegal aliens should be excluded from the 1990 U.S. census counts. They examine the demographic, economic, and social contexts within which the question has arisen and review the legal history of the issue. They also address "the practical issues involved in attempting to identify illegal aliens either on an aggregate or on an individual basis in the forthcoming census. It is our opinion for both practical and legal reasons that efforts should not be undertaken to exclude illegal aliens from 1990 census counts."
Correspondence: F. D. Bean, Population Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

54:30728 Bozhikov, Petko. Application of sampling methods in the population censuses of Bulgaria. [Prilagane na reprezentativniya metod pri prebroyavaniyata na naselenieto v Balgariya.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 47-54 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The application of sampling methods in population censuses in Bulgaria is discussed. "The author analyses its use in processing the population data, in statistical and sociological surveys, simultaneously and after the census and in post-enumeration surveys for the completeness and accuracy of registration. The peculiarities and new elements in the application of the sample method in population censuses from 1956 till now are pointed out, and special attention is paid to the 1985 population census."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30729 Brazil. Fundacao Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica [IBGE] (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The public use sample of the 1980 population census: methodology and user's manual. [Amostra de uso publico do censo demografico de 1980: metodologia e manual do usuario.] ISBN 85-240-0236-0. 1985. 345 pp. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Por.
Two public use samples available from the 1980 census of Brazil are described. They consist of a 3 percent sample containing data on 3,526,473 persons in 379 territorial divisions and a 0.8 percent sample concerning 898,671 persons in 35 territorial divisions. The physical characteristics of the tapes are described, and information necessary for their use is provided.
Location: Stanford University Libraries. Source: APLIC Census Network List, No. 81, Feb 1988.

54:30730 Cholakov, Stefan. Automated processing of data from the 1985 population and housing census. [Avtomatizirana obrabotka na dannite, sabrani pri prebroyavaneto na naselenieto i zhilishchniya fond kam 4.XII.1985 g.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 76-83 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author describes the method of automated data processing used in the 1985 census of Bulgaria. He notes that the computerization of the census involves decentralization and the use of regional computing centers as well as data processing at the Central Statistical Office's National Information Computer Center. Special attention is given to problems concerning the projection and programming of census data.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30731 Corona, Rodolfo. An evaluation of 1980 census data: the resident population and migration in Baja California. [Evaluacion de los datos censales de 1980: poblacion residente y migracion en Baja California.] Cuadernos Cefnomex, ISBN 968-6075-10-0. 1986. 172 pp. Centro de Estudios Fronterizos del Norte de Mexico: Tijuana, Mexico. In Spa.
The author assesses the accuracy of the available data from the 1980 Mexican census concerning the resident population, in-migrants, and out-migrants of the State of Baja California. A conceptual analysis of the relevant terminology is presented, followed by an analysis of the data. The results lead the author to question the validity of the 1980 census data, particularly with regard to migration, and to suggest that the census underestimated the state's population.
Location: New York Public Library.

54:30732 Donkov, Kiril. Methodology of the complete observation of the population at the end of 1985--evaluation and conclusions. [Metodologiyata na izcherpatelnoto nablyudenie na naselenieto pri prebroyavaneto v kraya na 1985 g.--otsenka i izvodi.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 55-61 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The observation methodology used in the 1985 population census [of Bulgaria] is critically analysed....The new elements of the census programme are discussed, as well as the factors for the changes. The possibility for implementing some new methods for observation used in other countries are also discussed. Concrete conclusions and recommendations for organizing and conducting future censuses are made."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30733 Farrington, Polly-Alida. Subject index to the 1980 census of population and housing. ISBN 0-937563-00-5. 1985. 211 pp. Specialized Information Products: Clifton Park, New York. In Eng.
This index is designed to provide access to the publications of the 1980 U.S. census by subject. It consists of a permuted subject index to help users identify subject headings and a subject index giving references to specific publications. The index is organized by state and SMSA volumes and does not include national summary volumes; it provides both single characteristics and combinations of characteristics.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30734 Fay, Robert E.; Passel, Jeffrey S.; Robinson, J. Gregory; Cowan, Charles D. 1980 census of population and housing. Evaluation and research reports. The coverage of population in the 1980 census. Pub. Order No. PHC80-E4. LC 85-600057. Feb 1988. 123 pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This report presents the findings from the evaluation of the accuracy of the population counts from the 1980 [U.S.] Census of Population and Housing....This report discusses both the conclusions and limitations of two different evaluations of the accuracy of the 1980 census. The first of these is based on the method of demographic analysis. This method constructs estimates of the total U.S. population and its components by race, age, and sex from aggregate statistics on births, deaths, immigration, emigration, past censuses, Medicare enrollment, and other sources. The second evaluation, the 1980 Post-Enumeration Program (PEP), employs sample survey methods to measure directly the distinct components of census error for a sample of persons, thereby to estimate the net error of the census." The results suggest that the undercount was less in 1980 than for previous censuses but that the undercount rate for blacks continues to subtantially exceed that for whites.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30735 Florez Nieto, Carmen E.; Echeverri Perico, Rafael. Workshop on the fifteenth national census of population and fourth of housing, 1985. [Seminario taller sobre XV censo nacional de poblacion y IV de vivienda, 1985.] 1986. 327 pp. Departamento Nacional de Planeacion: Bogota, Colombia; Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica [DANE]: Bogota, Colombia. In Spa.
These are the proceedings of a seminar on the 1985 Colombian census, held in Girardot in May 1986, in which representatives of a number of governmental organizations examined the census results and their implications. The emphasis is on the methodology employed in the census, the identification of priority areas of focus in order to improve future censuses, and the mechanisms of coordination among the governmental organizations concerned.
Location: New York Public Library.

54:30736 Germany, Federal Republic of. Berlin. Statistisches Landesamt (Berlin, Germany, Federal Republic of). The 1987 population census in West Berlin: legal background and implementation. [Volkszahlung 1987 in Berlin (West): rechtlicher Hintergrund und Durchfuhrung.] Berliner Statistik: Monatsschrift, Vol. 42, No. 1, 1988. 14-28 pp. Berlin, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
This article provides an overview of the legal background of the 1987 population census in West Berlin, as well as the methods of data collection and analysis used.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30737 Hollmann, Walter P. Applying residence rules to the military. Society, Vol. 25, No. 3, Mar-Apr 1988. 54-5 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
Issues related to the special procedures developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census to enumerate special populations such as military personnel are discussed. The focus is on how military personnel should be counted for census purposes.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

54:30738 Labutova, T. Issues concerning the content and methodology of the upcoming population census. [Programmno-metodologicheskie voprosy predstoyashchei perepisi naseleniya.] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 4, 1988. 35-40 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
The author examines the content and methodology of the 1989 Soviet census. Items to be included in the questionnaires for both the total population and the 25 percent sample survey are described. The author notes that questions on housing will be included for the first time. Other topics considered include reliability of data, confidentiality, and organization.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30739 Larmuseau, H.; Van der Haegen, H.; Van Waelvelde, W.; Veys, D. What is the future for the population census? [Quel avenir pour le recensement de la population?] Etudes Statistiques, No. 77, 1986. 3-22 pp. Brussels, Belgium. In Fre.
This is an overview of the development of population censuses in Belgium. Commentary on census purposes and objectives is followed by a history of the census in Belgium, with attention paid to intervals between censuses and to methodologies. Background on the development of survey questions is provided, concerning areas such as social class, nationality, fertility in marriage, educational status, languages spoken, and residence by communal subdivision. There is a discussion of the 1981 housing survey, with a focus on objectives and methodology. Finally, the future of the population census in Belgium is addressed, with a critical analysis of current practices and proposals for alternatives to the traditional population census report.
Location: University of Pennsylvania Library, Philadelphia, PA.

54:30740 Litvin, Yu. The accuracy of population censuses in the United States. [Voprosy tochnosti perepisei naseleniya SShA.] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 3, 1988. 50-6 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Methods that have been used or suggested to improve the accuracy of the U.S. census are reviewed. The author notes that self-completed questionnaires yield better results than those completed by census enumerators. The use of sample surveys carried out as part of the census process is described.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30741 Marinov, Stamen. Issues concerning the preparation and organization of the 1985 population and housing census. [Vaprosi na organizatsiyata i podgotovkata na prebroyavaneto na naselenieto i zhilishchniya fond v kraya na 1985 g.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 37-46 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Issues related to the organization of the census in Bulgaria are discussed. Attention is paid to the integration of the census with the country's statistical system as a whole.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30742 Marsh, C.; Arber, S.; Wrigley, N.; Rhind, D.; Bulmer, M. Research policy and review 23. The view of academic social scientists on the 1991 U.K. Census of Population: a report of the Economic and Social Research Council Working Group. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 20, No. 7, Jul 1988. 851-89 pp. London, England. In Eng.
This is a report on the survey conducted for the United Kingdom Census Office by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) concerning the 1991 census. "The primary task was to solicit views on the priority which [academic social scientists] attached to the proposed topics to be covered by the Census and to ascertain their views on the changes in question wording which are under consideration....Views were also sought on different methods for giving academics access to individual-level data from the 1991 Census."
Correspondence: C. Marsh, Social and Political Sciences Committee, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3RQ, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

54:30743 Minkov, Minko. Population census--present and future. [Prebroyavaneto na naselenieto--nastoyashche i perspektivi.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 19-36 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The theoretical basis of Bulgaria's population census is outlined. The author recommends the development of a system of sample surveys linked to the census in order to meet the country's statistical needs.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30744 Priest, Gordon E. Considerations for the definitions and classification of households and families and related variables for the 1990 round of censuses. Statistical Journal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Vol. 4, No. 3, May 1987. 271-303 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
Questions related to the definition and classification of households and families in the 1990 census round in the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) region are discussed. The author concludes that "the recommendations for the 1980 censuses of population and housing in the ECE region were largely adequate and should not be substantially revised other than a need to more precisely and concisely state the definition....While there is a demonstrated need to close some information gaps, such as through the provision of longitudinal family data using retrospective surveys, there is also a great need to more effectively use currently available cross-sectional data bases."
Correspondence: G. E. Priest, Housing, Family and Social Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (UN).

54:30745 Sierra Leone. Central Statistics Office (Freetown, Sierra Leone). The preliminary report on the 1985 national population census of Sierra Leone. LC 87-404907. Aug 1986. iv, 59, [89] pp. Freetown, Sierra Leone. In Eng.
This is the preliminary report on the 1985 census of Sierra Leone and is primarily concerned with census methodology.
Location: Boston University, African Studies Library. Source: APLIC Census Network List, No. 82, Mar 1988.

54:30746 Stoikov, Georgi. Organization, methodological issues, and structure of the system of user's aids to the coding of the 1985 population and housing census data. [Organizatsiya, metodologichni problemi i strukturen sastav na sistemata ot pomagala za kodirane na informatsiyata ot prebroyavaneto na naselenieto i zhilishchniya fond kam 4.XII.1985 g.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 68-75 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Methods developed to assist users in accessing the data included in Bulgaria's 1985 census are described. These include descriptions of classifications used, definitions of terms, lists of topics covered, and reference sources. Particular attention is given to the development of new user aids in light of changes adopted in the 1985 census.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30747 Zitter, Meyer. Enumerating Americans living abroad. Society, Vol. 25, No. 3, Mar-Apr 1988. 56-60 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
This study is concerned with the approximately one million nonmilitary U.S. citizens residing abroad and how they are enumerated in U.S. censuses. The author describes how selected groups of this population have been enumerated in previous censuses and discusses how they will be dealt with in the 1990 census.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

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 .

54:30748 Arruda, Jose M.; Rutenberg, Naomi; Morris, Leo; Ferraz, Elisabeth A. National Survey of Maternal-Infant Health and Family Planning--Brazil, 1986. [Pesquisa Nacional sobre Saude Materno-Infantil e Planejamento Familiar [PNSMIPF]--Brasil, 1986.] Dec 1987. xiii, 234 pp. Sociedade Civil Bem-Estar Familiar no Brasil [BEMFAM]: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Westinghouse Institute for Resource Development: Columbia, Maryland. In Por.
These are the results of a 1986 survey of maternal and child health and family planning in Brazil, undertaken as part of the Westinghouse Demographic Health Surveys. The survey methodology and survey participants' characteristics are first described. Chapters are included on fertility, contraception, attitudes toward fertility and family planning, sterilization, sexual experience and contraception among women aged 15-24, maternal and child health and mortality, and an anthropometric study in the northeastern region.
Correspondence: BEMFAM, Av. Graca Aranha, 333-5 andar, Cep 20.030, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30749 Larson, Ann. Age and sex reporting in SUPAS 85. Majalah Demografi Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Demography, Vol. 14, No. 28, Dec 1987. x-xi, 47-63 pp. Jakarta, Indonesia. In Eng. with sum. in Ind.
"This article investigates the quality of age reporting in the 1985 intercensal population survey, called by its Indonesian acronym SUPAS 85....The age and sex data published in the final provincial reports...are compared to the 1971 and 1980 census results...to determine if SUPAS 85 represents an improvement or a deterioration in data quality and to analyse the consistency of the pattern of errors found. Since the standard of age data is often used as a measure of the overall reliability of population censuses and surveys the conclusions should interest researchers concerned with other issues."
Correspondence: A. Larson, International Population Dynamics Program, Australian National University, POB 4, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30750 Population Council (New York, New York). Peru 1986: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 19, No. 3, May-Jun 1988. 191-5 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This publication contains summary statistics from the First Country Report from the Encuesta Demografica y de Salud Familiar undertaken in Peru in 1986 and 1987 as part of the Westinghouse Demographic Health Surveys. The data concern a national sample of 4,999 women aged 15-49. Data are presented on fertility, including differential fertility and age-specific fertility; fertility preferences; current contraceptive use; knowledge and nonuse of contraception; nuptiality and exposure to pregnancy; postpartum variables, including breast-feeding; infant mortality; and health.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30751 Zhekova, Vetka. Methodological and organizational issues involved in the sample formation for surveys conducted simultaneously and after the 1985 population and housing census. [Metodologichni i organizatsionni problemi pri formirane na izvadkite za reprezentativnite izsledvaniya, provedeni po vreme i sled obshchoto prebroyavane na naselenieto i zhilishchniya fond v NR Balgariya prez dekemvri 1985 godina.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1987. 62-7 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author discusses methodological and organizational issues concerning the sampling surveys conducted in conjunction with Bulgaria's 1985 census. These surveys were designed to enrich the data collected in the census and to assess public opinion on selected population-related issues. They covered topics such as fertility, migration, the labor force, towns and villages, and population health.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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