Volume 54 - Number 4 - Winter 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.

54:40797 Afrikanov, Dimitar. On some problems of the integration of USCRASP and the population census. [Za nyakoi problemi pri integratsiyata na ESGRAON i prebroyavaneto na naselenieto.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1987. 132-6 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The major problems inherent to the operation, improvement and development of the Unified System for Civil Registration and Administrative Servicing of the Population (USCRASP) over the period of preparation for the integration with the 1985 [Bulgarian] census are discussed....Analysed are the results from the experiment for solving problems of [organization], software, hardware and [methodology]...with respect to defining the information base of USCRASP and increasing the possibilities [of using] the information of the system in future censuses and sociological surveys."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40798 American Academy of Pediatrics (Elk Grove Village, Illinois); American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (Washington, D.C.). Standard terminology for reporting of reproductive health statistics in the United States. Public Health Reports, Vol. 103, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1988. 464-71 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The definitions, formulae, and reporting requirements approved by the relevant U.S. authorities in order to promote uniform collection procedures and the proper use and interpretation of reproductive health statistics are presented.
Correspondence: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 300E, Washington, D.C. 20024. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40799 United States. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS] (Hyattsville, Maryland). Proceedings of the Workshop on Needs and Resources for Occupational Mortality Data. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 4: Documents and Committee Reports, No. 26, Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 88-1463. ISBN 0-8406-0393-2. LC 88-600196. Aug 1988. vi, 63 pp. Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Needs and Resources for Occupational Mortality Data, January 21-22, 1987. The workshop was sponsored by the [U.S.] National Center for Health Statistics, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The use of industry and occupation data from death certificates and the history of coding these data in mortality data bases are reviewed. Options for future occupational mortality data coding are developed and discussed by agency representatives and working groups of Workshop participants. Evaluation of the options [includes] criteria of timeliness, geographic and occupational coverage and detail, data quality, surveillance capability, cost, and relevance to State and national research."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40800 Venedikov, Iordan. For a representative approach in the census. [Za reprezentativen podkhod pri prebroyavaneto.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1987. 95-8 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author compares and evaluates the use of censuses and of sampling methods to enumerate populations. Specific advantages of each method are outlined.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40801 Wallman, Katherine K. Losing count: the federal statistical system. Population Trends and Public Policy, No. 16, Sep 1988. 16 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author develops the hypothesis that although the U.S. government's need for adequate statistical data is increasing, the federal statistical system is less able to provide these data because of cuts in funding and changes in policy.
Correspondence: Population Reference Bureau, 777 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20005. 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.

54:40802 Nissel, Muriel. People count: a history of the General Register Office. ISBN 0-11-691183-2. 1987. viii, 157 pp. Her Majesty's Stationery Office: London, England. In Eng.
This is a history of the 150 years of the General Register Office (GRO) of England and Wales. "With extracts from past censuses, registration documents, and quotes from the colourful and picturesque comments made by the Registrar General in drawing attention to the problems of the time, this unusual book traces the historical background to the introduction of civil registration in 1837 and outlines the work of the GRO during a period of great social change. It also looks at how the information collected has been used in policy decisions, with particular emphasis on the growing demands for more medical and social data."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40803 Roberts, G. W. Registration of vital events in the English-speaking Caribbean. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 32, Jun 1988. i, 10 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
The author presents a history and description of the registration of births, deaths, and marriages in the English-speaking Caribbean, starting with early attempts to measure fertility and mortality among the slave population. Accounts are provided of the current data collection systems in Jamaica, St. Lucia, Dominica, and Barbados. The reliability of the modern data is tested by comparing it with census data for the same years.
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40804 Rosenwaike, Ira; Bradshaw, Benjamin S. The status of death statistics for the Hispanic population of the Southwest. Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 3, Sep 1988. 722-36 pp. Austin, Texas. In Eng.
"Mortality data for the Hispanic population of the southwestern United States are reviewed and compared with population data from the 1980 Census. Hispanic identifiers used in death records are described and compared with those used in the 1980 Census, and recommendations are made as to the best combination of definitions for studying mortality. Until there is better consistency between definitions of Hispanic origin in the vital records and the census, Spanish surname remains the best means of defining the Hispanic population of the Southwest."
Correspondence: I. Rosenwaike, School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

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.

54:40805 Anderson, Margo J. The American census: a social history. ISBN 0-300-04014-8. LC 87-29828. 1988. xiii, 257 pp. Yale University Press: New Haven, Connecticut/London, England. In Eng.
This is a social history of the U.S. census from 1790 to the present. The focus is on the role of the census as a policy-making tool and on how issues of race and region, growth and decline, and equity and justice have been contested through census politics over time. The author shows how policy issues formed the way the census was taken and how the resulting census data in turn shaped policy. Attention is paid to the role of census data in apportioning political representation and federal funding and in the redistribution of wealth and power in the modern welfare state.
Location: New York Public Library.

54:40806 Appel, Sibylle. Information campaign for the population census 1987. Studies on Statistics, No. 44, Pub. Order No. 6614410-88900. Jul 1988. 16 pp. Statistisches Bundesamt: Wiesbaden, Germany, Federal Republic of; W. Kohlhammer: Stuttgart, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng.
The public census information campaign conducted in West Germany is described. The campaign was designed both to inform people about the census, which was postponed in 1983, and to motivate people to participate in it when it was eventually held in 1987. Data from surveys carried out each month of the campaign indicate that its objectives were achieved, particularly as public awareness of the census increased from 56 to 98 percent and the percentage of those categorically refusing to participate declined from 8 to 2 percent.
This is a translation of the German article published in 1987 and cited in 54:10804.
Correspondence: S. Appel, Statistisches Bundesamt, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, D-6200 Wiesbaden 1, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40807 Arnaudova, Tsvetana; Miteva, Liliya. Post-enumeration surveys of undercount and accuracy of registration during the general population and housing census in Bulgaria. [Kontrolni prebroyavaniya za palnotata na obkhvata i tochnostta na registratsiyata pri obstite prebroyavaniya na naselenieto i zhilistniya fond v NR Balgariya.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1987. 100-5 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The authors discuss problems involved in post-enumeration surveys of undercount and registration accuracy, with reference to the 1965, 1975, and 1985 censuses of Bulgaria.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40808 Budaev, V. Explaining to the public the objectives and tasks of the All-Union population census. [Propagandistskaya rabota po raz"yasneniyu tselei i zadach vsesoyuznoi perepisi naseleniya.] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 6, 1988. 51-4 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
The information campaign undertaken in the Soviet Union in connection with the population census of 1989 is described.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40809 Castles, Ian. Census of population and housing, 30 June 1986. Catalogue of 1986 census tables. 2nd ed. Pub. Order No. 2175.0. [1987?]. 334 pp. Bureau of Statistics: Belconnen, Australia. In Eng.
This publication describes the planned output products and data available from the 1986 census of Australia. Information is included on the characteristics, classifications, and codes available for individuals, families, and dwellings.
Correspondence: Information Services, Australian Bureau of Statistics, P.O. Box 10, Belconnen ACT 2616, Australia. Location: Stanford University Libraries. Source: APLIC Census Network List, No. 88, Sep 1988.

54:40810 da Costa, Luiz N. The application of data sampling to population censuses in Brazil. [Aplicacao da amostragem na coleta dos censos demograficos no Brasil.] Revista Brasileira de Estatistica, Vol. 48, No. 189-190, Jan-Dec 1987. 35-64 pp. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Por. with sum. in Eng.
The data sampling methods used in recent censuses in Brazil, including the 1980 census, are reviewed and compared with the sampling methods used in the United States, Canada, and Argentina.
Correspondence: L. N. da Costa, Fundacao Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, Rua Andre Cavalcanti 106, Bairro de Fatima, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

54:40811 International Cartographic Association (Perth, Australia). Report of the Ad-Hoc Commission on Population Cartography. Oct 1987. xv, 66, [73] pp. Perth, Australia. In Eng.
This is a report delivered at the thirteenth International Conference of the International Cartographic Association, held in Morelia, Mexico, in October 1987. The report is designed to help national statistical offices prepare for the 1990 censuses. It presents an inventory of maps used in collecting demographic data in various countries, and suggests optimal methodology and production design techniques for such maps. Recommendations for the preparation of census maps in developing countries are also provided. A selection of maps is included.
Location: Population Council Library, New York, NY.

54:40812 Kolosova, G. On the preparation of organizational plans to conduct the 1989 population census. [O sostavlenii organizatsionnykh planov provedeniya perepisi naseleniya 1989 g.] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 5, 1988. 33-40 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
A detailed outline of preparatory work being undertaken for the 1989 census of the Soviet Union is presented.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40813 Livi Bacci, Massimo. The census of Floridablanca in the context of European censuses. [Il censimento di Floridablanca nel contesto dei censimenti europei.] Genus, Vol. 43, No. 3-4, Jul-Dec 1987. 137-51 pp. Rome, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
The 1787 census of Spain, known as the census of Floridablanca, is described and compared with the first censuses of the United States, Great Britain, and France. The focus is on the historical circumstances that initially led these countries to conduct censuses.
Correspondence: M. Livi Bacci, Dipartimento Statistico, Universita degli Studi, Piazza San Marco 4, 50121 Florence, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40814 Martine, George; Arias, Alfonso R. The evolution of employment in agriculture. [A evolucao do emprego no campo.] Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Populacao, Vol. 4, No. 2, Jul-Dec 1987. 39-84 pp. Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Por. with sum. in Eng.
Data collected from population and agricultural censuses concerning agricultural employment in Brazil are compared. "This study aims at analyzing the origin, the form and the significance of the differences between the two censuses. In this first part a detailed comparison is made between their respective concepts, their methodologies, their limitations and their outcomes. The comparison goes back even to the first modern censuses in order to evaluate the evolution of censal instruments and its importance for the...understanding of employment in agriculture." Other data sources are also considered.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40815 Ohadike, Patrick O. Determinants of quality of age data: a case study of the 1974 Liberian census. RIPS Working Paper, No. 2/87, [1987]. 40 pp. University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS]: Legon, Ghana. In Eng.
The quality of the data on age and sex in the 1974 census of Liberia is analyzed. Factors associated with errors in age reporting are identified, including enumerator error, household characteristics, and level of socioeconomic development.
Correspondence: RIPS, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 96, Legon, Ghana. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40816 Pavlova, Veselka; Foteva, Maya; Dimitrova, Milka. Methodological aspects of studies of households and families: observations and some indicators connected with them. [Metodologichni aspekti na nablyudenieto na domakinstvata i semeistvata i nyakoi svarzani s tyakh priznatsi.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1987. 122-8 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author discusses some basic methodological aspects and problems of analyzing information on households and families as provided by the population census in Bulgaria.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40817 Stavrov, Boris. Some theoretical and methodological conclusions from the 1985 census. [Nyakoi teoretiko-metodologichni izvodi ot prebroyavaneto prez 1985 g.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1987. 84-94 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author critically examines the methodology and the results of the 1985 census of Bulgaria. The census is evaluated from a Marxist-Leninist perspective.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40818 Zakhariev, Petar. The analytical approach in using the results of the 1985 population and housing census. [Analitichniyat podkhod pri izpolzuvane na rezultatite ot prebroyavaneto na naselenieto i zhilistniya fond, provedeno kam 4.XII.1985 g.] Naselenie, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1987. 129-31 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The possibilities offered by the analytical approach for the use of...statistical information in general and especially...[the] volume and variety [of] information provided by the 1985 [Bulgarian] population and housing census and the concomitant sociological sample surveys are discussed."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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 .

54:40819 Population Council (New York, New York). Columbia 1986: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 19, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1988. 305-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Results from the 1986 Colombia Demographic and Health Survey are presented. Summary statistics are provided for population characteristics, fertility trends, contraceptive prevalence and use, attitudes toward contraception and pregnancy, postpartum variables, infant mortality, and health and nutrition status of children. Data were collected from 4,873 households and complete interviews were conducted with 5,331 women aged 15-49.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40820 Population Council (New York, New York). Liberia 1986: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 19, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1988. 250-4 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This is a tabular summary of results from the Demographic and Health Survey conducted in Liberia in 1986.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40821 Sweet, James; Bumpass, Larry; Call, Vaughn. The design and content of the National Survey of Families and Households. NSFH Working Paper, No. 1, Aug 1988. 54, [8] pp. University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology: Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
This report provides a background or procedural history of the 1987-1988 National Survey of Families and Households, a survey involving a probability sample of 13,017 respondents in the United States. The authors "a. describe the history of the project; b. enumerate the major criteria that guided our decisions as we designed the survey, decided what topics to cover, and what questions to include; and c. describe the procedures that were used, including sample design, field procedures, and data preparation."
Correspondence: Center for Demography and Ecology, University of Wisconsin, 4412 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:40822 Zarkovich, S. S. An epilogue to the World Fertility Survey. Jahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik, Vol. 203, No. 5-6, Oct 1987. 656-9 pp. Stuttgart, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng. with sum. in Ger.
The author reviews the experience gained from the World Fertility Survey, which was conducted between 1972 and 1984. The author is particularly critical of the project's failure to develop the capacity of the United Nations to undertake such statistical surveys and to contribute to statistical development in developing countries.
Correspondence: S. S. Zarkovich, 32 Makedonska, Belgrade 11000, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

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