Volume 55 - Number 3 - Fall 1989

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.

55:30030 Asociacion Multidisciplinaria de Investigacion y Docencia en Poblacion (Lima, Peru). The Peruvian Sierra: the population situation. [La Sierra peruana: realidad poblacional.] Libros AMIDEP: Serie Reuniones, 1988. 227 pp. Lima, Peru. In Spa.
This is a collection of seven papers by different authors on aspects of the population situation in the Peruvian Sierra region. Papers are included on the ecology of the region, demographic trends, internal migration, agriculture and the food supply, eudcational needs, and health. A statistical annex on the family is included.
For another volume in this series, published in 1984, see 52:30023.
Location: New York Public Library.

55:30031 Baroni Bassoni, Sergio; Erviti Diaz, Beatriz; Garcia Pleyan, Carlos; Morejon Seijas, Blanca; Rodriguez Cervantes, Margarita; Sotto Roque, Mayda. Studies on human settlement, urbanization, and internal migration in Cuba. [Ensayos sobre asentamientos humanos, urbanizacion y migraciones internas en Cuba.] 1988. 155 pp. Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demograficos [CEDEM]: Havana, Cuba. In Spa.
This is a collection of six studies on aspects of human settlement, urbanization, and internal migration in Cuba. Aspects of the relationships among these factors are considered in relation to development policy, the rural population, the labor force, housing and population characteristics, recently industrialized cities, and the younger population.
Correspondence: CEDEM, Universidad de la Habana, Avenida 41, Numero 2003 entre 20 y 22, Playa, Havana, Cuba. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30032 Butts, Yolanda; Bogue, Donald J. International Amazonia: its human side. LC 89-61384. 1989. ix, 177 pp. Social Development Center: Chicago, Illinois. In Eng.
The authors describe the economic and social development of Amazonia, the Amazon River Basin spanning several South American countries. Following a historical overview, population characteristics in Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela are analyzed. Data are included on regional geography, urban and rural composition, fertility rates, educational attainment, age and sex ratios, labor force participation, marriage patterns, family and household formation, income levels, migration, and mortality rates. Future trends for each country are also discussed.
Correspondence: Social Development Center, 1313 East 60th Street, Suite 145, Chicago, IL 60637. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30033 Caldwell, John C.; Reddy, P. H.; Caldwell, Pat. The causes of demographic change: experimental research in South India. Social Demography, ISBN 0-299-11610-7. LC 88-40189. 1988. xii, 285 pp. University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
Causes of demographic change in a rural population in Karnataka, southern India, during the period 1979-1983 are examined. In an attempt to specifically study the onset of fertility and mortality decline, the authors lived and worked in an area where demographic transition was occurring. They incorporated anthropological methods to create culturally sensitive questionnaires and developed a methodological approach based on intimate knowledge of a particular society. Chapters are included on determinants of fertility decline, family planning programs at the local level, causes of marital change, determinants of family structure, social components of mortality decline, educational transition, support of the aged, and change in the rural environment.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

55:30034 Ceglowska, Janina; Niekrasz, Jozef; Stokowski, Franciszek. The evolution of regional demographic differences in Poland. [Ewolucja regionalnych podzialow demograficznych w Polsce.] Monografie i Opracowania, No. 279, 1988. 251 pp. Szkola Glowna Planowania i Statystyki, Instytut Statystyki i Demografii: Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Regional demographic trends in Poland during the 1970s are analyzed using data from the 1970 and 1978 censuses. The first section examines demographic trends for the period 1960-1970 by voivodship. In the second part, changes at the macrolevel from 1950 to 1970 are discussed. The final part concentrates on changes over the period 1970-1978 at both the local and macrolevel for two voivodships, Gdansk and Koszalin. Questions related to changes in administrative divisions over time and their implications for the analysis of demographic trends are discussed.
Correspondence: Szkola Glowna Planowania i Statystyki, Instytut Statystyki i Demografii, Al. Niepodlegosci 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30035 Cliquet, R. L.; Dooghe, G.; de Jong-Gierveld, J.; van Poppel, F. Population and family in the low countries VI. Publications of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI] and the Population and Family Study Centre [CBGS], Vol. 18, ISBN 90-70990-10-5. 1989. vii, 156 pp. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands; Population and Family Study Centre [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
This is a collection of papers on population and the family, with a geographical emphasis on the Netherlands and Belgium. Topics covered include the social and psychological aspects of fertility behavior, demographic trends and public expenditure in the Netherlands, the influence of economic factors on household formation, and the impact of female unemployment on fertility.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: NIDI, Lange Houtstraat 19, P.O. Box 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30036 Couet, Christine; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1987: population change. [La situation demographique en 1987: mouvement de la population.] Collections de l'INSEE, Serie D: Demographie et Emploi, No. 131, Apr 1989. 229 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Demographic trends in France in 1987 are reviewed. Data are presented on population, marriage, divorce, recognition of illegitimate children, births, induced abortions, deaths, natural increase, and migration. Selected data are presented by month or by department and region. The French vital statistics system and the methodology used to calculate the major indicators are described in appendixes.
For the 1986 report, published in 1988, see 54:30019.
Correspondence: INSEE, 18 Boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30037 Hallouda, Awad M.; Farid, Samir; Cochrane, Susan H. Egypt: demographic responses to modernization. 1988. xvi, 683 pp. Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics: Cairo, Egypt. In Eng.
"The major objective of this volume is to identify the salient features of the diversity in patterns of demographic preference and behaviour in Egypt, and to investigate the way in which social and economic modernization has shaped these patterns and affected the underlying processes. The studies presented here draw upon the data collected in the Egyptian Fertility Survey which was conducted in 1980 by the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), of the Arab Republic of Egypt. This large scale demographic and socio-economic survey was undertaken as part of the World Fertility Survey Programme of the International Statistical Institute (WFS/ISI), and with the collaboration of the World Bank. The principal report on the survey was published by CAPMAS in 1983 in four volumes." Papers are presented under four broad topics: nuptiality and fertility, child survival, demand for children, and fertility regulation.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
For the four-volume report on the survey, published in 1983, see 50:10285.
Correspondence: Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics, Salah Salem Road, POB 2086, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30038 Saw, Swee-Hock. The population of Peninsular Malaysia. ISBN 9971-69-131-0. 1988. xv, 342 pp. Singapore University Press: Kent Ridge, Singapore. In Eng.
Population dynamics in Malaysia are analyzed, with particular emphasis on ethnic differentials. Data are from a variety of sources including the 1980 census. Chapters are included on international migration; population growth, distribution, and structure; internal migration; mortality trends and differentials; nuptiality trends and patterns; fertility trends and differentials; labor force; and future population trends. Appendixes are included giving abridged life tables, abridged male working life tables, population projections up to 2020, and sources of demographic data.
Correspondence: Singapore University Press, Kent Ridge, Singapore 0511. 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.

55:30039 Bedford, R. D.; Heenan, L. D. B. The people of New Zealand: reflections on a revolution. In: Southern approaches: geography in New Zealand, edited by P. G. Holland and W. B. Johnston. 1987. 133-77 pp. New Zealand Geographical Society: Christchurch, New Zealand. In Eng.
The demographic changes that have occurred in New Zealand since the 1930s are reviewed, with a focus on "the spatial distribution and redistribution of people; the components of population growth; the evolving age-sex structures; population profiles of ethnic minorities; and the health and welfare of New Zealanders." The authors note that the population has more than doubled and that its composition has changed significantly. "The strengths and weaknesses of the geographers' contribution to [the] explanation and elucidation of contemporary population trends and issues [are] assessed in terms of the reality of demographic change between 1936 and 1986."
Location: East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, HI.

55:30040 Cho, Lee-Jay. China's population: recent trends and future challenges. NUPRI Research Paper Series, No. 50, Feb 1989. v, 22 pp. Nihon University, Population Research Institute: Tokyo, Japan. In Eng.
"Providing a historic overview of China's demographic changes during the past 2,000 years, this paper first examines the fertility and mortality trends as well as changes in her population policy since the founding of the People's Republic (1949-88). Special attention is given to the one-child policy and its implications in the context of projected changes in future population growth and urbanization trends. The paper also identifies available data and research on the People's Republic. The paper concludes with delineation of five future challenges for China: consistent and long-term policy implementation; collective vs. individual responsibility system; urbanization; age dependency and family structure; and education and discipline."
Correspondence: Population Research Institute, Nihon University, 3-2, Misaki-cho 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101, Japan. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30041 Coleman, D. A. Population. In: British social trends since 1900: a guide to the changing social structure of Britain, edited by A. H. Halsey. 1988. 36-134 pp. Macmillan Press: Basingstoke, England. In Eng.
This is an overview of the main demographic events and trends in Britain from 1900 to the present day, their significance, and their likely future development. It also provides information on the sources available for further study. Separate consideration is given to fertility; contraception and abortion; births inside and outside marriage; marriage, divorce, and remarriage; social and geographical differences in fertility; migration; total population and age structure; regional populations; household and family structures; and the consequences of population trends.
Correspondence: D. A. Coleman, Department of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, England. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

55:30042 Cosio-Zavala, Maria E. Mexico, Mexico City, and the Mexicans. [Mexique, Mexico, Mexicains.] Population et Societes, No. 236, Jun 1989. [4] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Recent demographic trends in Mexico are reviewed. The author notes that the population will have increased by a factor of ten during the period from 1890 to 2010. The development of family planning programs and the rapid rate of urbanization are also discussed.
Correspondence: INED, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30043 Cruijsen, H.; van der Erf, R. F.; Verhoef, R. Demography of the Netherlands 1988. [Demografie van Nederland 1988.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 37, No. 6, Jun 1989. 12-21 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
This is a demographic review of the Netherlands for the year 1988. Tables and graphs present data on natural increase, population growth, fertility rate, death rate, migration, demographic aging, marriage patterns, family characteristics, and life expectancy. Data are from official Dutch sources.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30044 Dimitrov, Ivo. Some demographic issues in India. [Nyakoi demografski problemi na Indiya.] Naselenie, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1988. 88-97 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author examines India's population dynamics and growth over the last 75 years. Population growth is attributed to an increased birth rate, declines in both infant mortality and mortality at other ages, and aging of the population. The effectiveness of the country's six-year family planning programs and of the policy to reduce India's birth rate by 21 percent by the year 2000 are evaluated.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30045 Fan, Li-min. Mainland China's human resources: structural change in the past ten years. Issues and Studies, Vol. 25, No. 5, May 1989. 56-72 pp. Taipei, Taiwan. In Eng.
"This article is an attempt to study structural changes in human resources in mainland China with a view to obtaining a better understanding of changes and possible developments in society as a whole." Both qualitative and quantitative changes are considered. The qualitative changes primarily concern education.
Location: Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ.

55:30046 Foss, Olaf; Sorlie, Kjetil; Texmon, Inger. Population growth in the cities. [All folketallsvekst i storbyene!] Nord Refo, No. 2-3, 1987. 111-32 pp. Oslo, Norway. In Nor.
Regional population trends in Norway are described, with a focus on the 1980s. The authors illustrate how regional changes are associated with a series of demographic changes affecting the country as a whole. Trends and projections from 1960 to 2050 are considered. The authors note a general trend toward the concentration of the population in major urban areas.
Correspondence: O. Foss, Norsk Institutt for By- og Regionforskning, Nycoveien 1, Oslo 4, Norway. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30047 Fraser, Stewart E. Vietnam's population growth: old struggle, new strategy. Indochina Issues, No. 78, Jan 1988. 7 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author reviews efforts to reduce the rate of population growth undertaken in Viet Nam since the end of the civil war and reunification. He notes that, to date, such efforts have been unsuccessful. Current innovative efforts being developed with U.N. assistance that are designed to help lower fertility are described.
Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

55:30048 Goyal, R. S. Regional diversity in some aspects of Indian demography. Population Geography, Vol. 10, No. 1-2, Jun-Dec 1988. 61-72 pp. Chandigarh, India. In Eng.
Regional variations in the demography of India are explored using official data for the period 1971-1981. Socioeconomic and cultural determinants of such differentials, particularly female education and economic diversification, are addressed.
Correspondence: R. S. Goyal, Population Research Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160 014, Union Territory, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30049 Khalatbari, Parviz. Some remarks on the demographic transition in the developing countries. [Rozwazania na temat przejscia demograficznego w krajach rozwijajacych sie.] Ekonomista, No. 1, 1987. 247-60 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Population problems in developing countries are described, with attention given to factors affecting the demographic transition. Comparisons with developed countries are also made.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

55:30050 Kong, Sae-Kwon; Cho, Ae-Jeo; Kim, Eun-Joo. A study of structural responses of the Korean demographic transition. Journal of Population and Health Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, Dec 1988. 3-56 pp. Seoul, Korea, Republic of. In Kor. with sum. in Eng.
The demographic transition that has occurred in Korea during the twentieth century is reviewed. The authors note that a decline in mortality in the period 1910-1945 led to population increase but that political factors and the Korean War of the early 1950s disrupted the demographic transition process. The war was followed by a period of rapid population growth, with high fertility and a rapid decline in mortality. A policy designed to reduce fertility was successfully developed in the 1960s in the Republic of Korea. The paper also describes current and proposed population policy changes designed to cope with the problems associated with the achievement of zero population growth by the year 2020, particularly problems of urbanization and modernization.
Correspondence: S.-K. Kong, Korea Institute for Population and Health, San 42-14, Bulgwang-dong, Eunpyung-ku, Seoul 122-040, Republic of Korea. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30051 Lengsfeld, Wolfgang; Linke, Wilfried. The demographic situation in the Federal Republic of Germany. [Die demographische Lage in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.] Zeitschrift fur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1988. 341-433 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
Current demographic trends for the Federal Republic of Germany are reviewed, and some projections to the year 2030 are presented. Topics include population growth, migration, foreigners, fertility, mortality, marriage patterns, nuptiality, life expectancy, sex ratio, and employment status. A second section concentrates on the long-term trend of demographic aging and its future implications. Included are 61 graphs and tables with socioeconomic and demographic information.
Correspondence: W. Lengsfeld, Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung, Postfach 55 28, 6200 Wiesbaden 1, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30052 Macura, Milos. Population change in Yugoslavia following World War II. [Przemiany ludnosciowe w Jugoslawii po zakonczeniu II wojny swiatowej.] Ekonomista, No. 1, 1987. 157-77 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author explores population dynamics in Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1984, with a focus on the demographic transition experienced in Europe during the period. Special consideration is given to regional differences in fertility, mortality, and natural increase.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

55:30053 Minkov, Minko. Demographic processes and problems in the Lovech area. [Demografski protsesi i problemi v Loveshkiya krai.] Naselenie, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1988. 3-21 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author analyzes demographic trends in Lovech, Bulgaria, with a focus on the impact of socioeconomic, psychological, social, and biological factors on fertility, mortality, and migration. Implications for population policy development are discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30054 Newman, John G. Gabon: a demographic anomaly. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Vol. 49, 1987. 79-95 pp. Corvallis, Oregon. In Eng.
"This paper investigates a number of the probable reasons for the demographic changes that have occurred in Gabon, including high incidence of venereal disease, turberculosis and other diseases, malnutrition, alcoholism, and induced abortion in earlier years, and the social impacts of increasing affluence in more recent years. Gabon has increased not only its per capita GNP (presently it is approximately six times that of Africa as a whole), but it has also greatly increased its rate of natural increase (from 0.3 percent in the late 1960s to 1.7 percent in 1985)." The author concludes that the adoption of effective birth control measures will become necessary if Gabon is to preserve its progress toward greater economic development.
Correspondence: J. G. Newman, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

55:30055 Ohadike, Patrick O.; Tesfaghiorgis, Habtemariam. Analysis of 1974 census: fertility and mortality levels and differentials in Liberia. RIPS Working Paper, No. RIPS/WPS/5/88, [1988]. 32 pp. University of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS]: Legon, Ghana. In Eng.
Data from the 1974 census of Liberia are analyzed, with a focus on levels, differentials, and trends in fertility and mortality. Data are analyzed separately for the country as a whole, its rural and urban areas, and the 14 administrative counties and territories. The analyses are undertaken using indirect methods developed by Brass. Attention is given to the quality of the data under consideration.
Correspondence: RIPS, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 96, Legon, Ghana. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30056 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Population profile of the United States, 1989. Current Population Reports, Series P-23: Special Studies, No. 159, Apr 1989. v, 57 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
A selection of demographic, social, and economic data for the United States is presented. The data, the most recent of which are for 1988, are primarily for the country as a whole, but some regional and state-level data are also included. Data are provided on population trends; projections; urban and rural population; farm population; migration; school enrollment; educational status; households and families; marital status and living arrangements; fertility; labor force and occupations; income; poverty; and the black, Hispanic, and elderly populations.
Correspondence: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30057 van Leusden, Hans; Moors, Hein. Opinions and attitudes on aspects of the population issue. In: Population and family in low countries VI, edited by R. L. Cliquet, G. Dooghe, J. de Jong-Gierveld, and F. van Poppel. Vol. 18, 1989. 141-56 pp. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands; Population and Family Study Centre [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
The authors analyze opinions and attitudes on various population issues in the Netherlands based on two surveys conducted in 1983 and 1986. Aspects considered include the current birth decline; life-style trends; government involvement with children, young people, and the elderly; the aging of the population; foreigners; existing social welfare programs; and policy. Possible population policy developments are also discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:30058 Wertheimer-Baletic, Alica. General aspects of population reproduction in the Socialist Republic of Croatia. [Opci aspekti reprodukcije stanovnistva u SR Hrvatskoj.] Sociologija Sela, Vol. 24, No. 91-94, 1986. 3-11 pp. Zagreb, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author presents a social and historical review of population growth in Yugoslavia. Aspects of population growth unique to a Marxist society are identified. Using Croatia as an example of a region with a low birth rate, the author discusses fertility, mortality, and migration as they affect overall population growth.
Correspondence: A. Wertheimer-Baletic, Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Trg Marsala Tita 14, POB 815, 41000 Zagreb, Yugoslavia. Location: Columbia University Library, New York, NY.

55:30059 Zenteno Quintero, Rene M.; Cruz Pineiro, Rodolfo. A geographical context for the demographic investigation of the northern border. [Un contexto geografico para la investigacion demografica de la frontera norte.] Estudios Demograficos y Urbanos, Vol. 3, No. 3, Sep-Dec 1988. 399-423, 609 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
The authors analyze the nature and characteristics of municipalities of Mexico's northern border, with a focus on the importance of considering the geographical context. They investigate various theoretical and methodological problems that hinder the identification of demographic trends that are specific to this area due to its proximity to the United States. Aspects considered include population size and annual growth rate for the period 1930-1980, with comparisons between the border area and other regions of Mexico.
Correspondence: R. M. Zenteno Quintero, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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