Volume 55 - Number 4 - Winter 1989

A. General Population Studies and Theories

Works of a general and comprehensive nature. Studies that are limited to well-defined problems of demography are cited under the relevant topic and are cross-referenced to this division, if appropriate.

A.1. General Population

Global population studies.

A.1.1. General Population--Long Studies

Comprehensive, book-length surveys of the present status of demography and its principal branches, including the historical development of these studies, analytical studies of demography as a whole, and global population studies.

55:40001 Espenshade, Thomas J.; Morgan, S. Philip; Ortona, Guido; Buttino, Marco; Pischel, Enrica C.; Gallucci, Francesco; Gunasekaran, Subbiah; Sullivan, Gerard; Castles, Stephen; Blangiardo, Gian C.; Gastaldo, Piero. To live on the planet: the demographic future, migration, and ethnic tensions. Volume 2: the United States, the USSR, and Asia and Oceania. [Abitare il pianeta: futuro demografico, migrazioni e tensioni etniche. Volume secondo: USA, URSS e aree asiatica e australe.] ISBN 88-7860-025-3. 1989. vi, 306 pp. Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli: Turin, Italy. In Ita.
This is the second volume in a collective work by a group of Italian and international scholars on aspects of contemporary and future global population issues. The first part of this volume includes two studies on the United States, focusing on demographic trends, immigration, and ethnic diversity. The second part examines the situation in the Soviet Union, emphasizing differences in population trends in the various republics and among national groups. The third part contains papers on the population of India from 1951 to 2021, migration from southeastern Asia to Australia, demographic change and the growth of a multi-cultural society in Australia, and demographic trends and projections in Asia and Oceania as a whole. A final chapter examines the political consequences of global demographic trends.
For Volume 1, by Marcello Pacini et al., also published in 1989, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Via Giacosa 38, 10125 Turin, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40002 Ibanez, Jose M.; Melnick, Sergio I.; Riesco, Ricardo; Simon, Julian L. Population, development, future. [Poblacion, desarrollo, futuro.] 1989. 160 pp. Editorial Andres Bello: Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
This book is based on four individual lectures given by the authors in August 1985 at the Residencia Universitaria y Centro Cultural in Santiago, Chile. The general theme of the papers concerns the benefits of population growth. The first paper, by Ricardo Riesco, argues against the need to control population growth in order to achieve socioeconomic development. The second, by Julian L. Simon, looks at the relationship between population and natural resources. The third paper, by Sergio I. Melnick, examines these issues in the context of Chile. The fourth paper, by Jose M. Ibanez, considers anthropological aspects of the population-development relationship.
Correspondence: Editorial Andres Bello, Av. Ricardo Lyon 946, Santiago, Chile. Location: New York Public Library.

55:40003 Kongstad, Per; Sano, Hans O.; Westergard, Kirsten. Population policy and migration in the third world. [Befolkningspolitik og vandringer i Den Tredje Verden.] Den Ny Verden, Vol. 20, No. 4, ISBN 88-88467-48-1. 1987. 126 pp. Center for Udviklingsforskning: Copenhagen, Denmark. In Dan.
This is a collection of recent Scandinavian population studies of third world countries. The eight articles consider population issues at the macrolevel and from case studies of the forces influencing mobility and migration. Other topics include the relationship between development and population policy, migration, and the job market.
Correspondence: Center for Udviklingsforskning, Ny Kongensgade 9, 1472 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

55:40004 Pacini, Marcello; Zolberg, Aristide R.; Golini, Antonio; Bonifazi, Corrado; Alberti, Luca; Blangiardo, Gian C.; Di Comite, Luigi; Trifa, Chedli; Tapinos, Georges. To live on the planet: the demographic future, migration, and ethnic tensions. Volume 1: the Arab world, Italy, and Europe. [Abitare il pianeta: futuro demografico, migrazioni e tensioni etniche. Volume primo: il mondo arabo, l'Italia e l'Europa.] ISBN 88-7860-022-9. 1989. x, 539 pp. Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli: Turin, Italy. In Ita.
This is part of a two-volume collective work by a group of Italian and international scholars on aspects of contemporary and future global population issues. This first volume includes introductory chapters on the demographic transition, international migration, and population dynamics and their cultural impact. It then focuses on demographic trends in the Mediterranean region and the Arab world, in which each of the countries of Northern Africa and Western Asia are considered separately as well as together in a series of general papers on population dynamics, data sources, and the demographic transition. The final part includes papers on problems and political issues in the European countries faced with these demographic trends, with individual consideration given to the cases of Italy and France.
For Volume 2, by Thomas J. Espenshade et al., also published in 1989, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: Edizioni della Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Via Giacosa 38, 10125 Turin, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.1.2. General Population--Short Studies

Short (fewer than 100 pages), general works on population and global population studies. Items on activities of research institutions in demography are also included.

55:40005 Greep, Roy O. Association of birth rates with child health and human welfare. A global view. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, No. 549, Dec 30, 1988. 166-79 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
The author asserts that the problem of rapid population growth is far from being solved. Particular emphasis is given to population growth in the developing world and to the growing gap between rich and poor countries. The problems posed by declining fertility in the developed world are also described. Contraceptive technology, China's population policy, and support for reproductive research are briefly reviewed.
Correspondence: R. O. Greep, 135 Oak Street, Foxboro, MA 02035. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

55:40006 Palomba, R.; Menniti, A.; Mussino, A.; Moors, H. Attitudes towards demographic trends and population policy. A comparative multi-variate analysis of survey results from Italy and the Netherlands. European Journal of Population/Revue Europeenne de Demographie, Vol. 4, No. 4, Jul 1989. 297-313 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"This paper reports on the results of a comparative analysis of public opinion surveys held in Italy and the Netherlands. The analysis focuses on two relationships: between knowledge about population trends and the evaluation of these trends, and between individual perception of the causes of the fertility decline and acceptance of a government policy to influence current trends. The central hypothesis is that the mechanisms which underlie the evaluation of population trends and the opinions on what is desirable for the future are very much alike in both countries."
Correspondence: H. Moors, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, P.O. Box 11650, 2502 AR The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.2. Population Theory

Discussions of the main principles of demography and population theory not applied to actual data, including such concepts as Malthusianism, the demographic transition, overpopulation, optimum population, and stable and stationary population models as distinct from methodological studies and models using data, which are classified under N. Methods of Research and Analysis Including Models .

55:40007 Cromm, Jurgen. Population--individual--society: theories and social dimensions of reproduction. [Bevolkerung--Individuum--Gesellschaft: Theorien und soziale Dimensionen der Fortpflanzung.] WV Studium, Vol. 152, ISBN 3-531-22152-3. 1988. 247 pp. Westdeutscher Verlag: Opladen, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
In the first part of this book, an anthropological approach is used to analyze the sociocultural determinants of human reproduction. Factors discussed include values, norms, religion, forms and rules of sexual relationships, the family, population policy, and fertility control behavior. The second part of the book provides an overview of theories concerning population dynamics and reproductive behavior. The history of such theories is outlined, and newer models and approaches in the areas of economics, sociology, and psychology are discussed.
Correspondence: Westdeutscher Verlag, Faulbrunnerstrasse 13, Postfach 5829, D-6200 Wiesbaden 1, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40008 Hauser, Jurg A. From the demographic to the demo-ecological transition theory--an essayistic contribution. [Von der demographischen zur demo-okologischen Transformationstheorie--ein essayistischer Beitrag.] Zeitschrift fur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1989. 13-37 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
The author presents a critique of traditional demographic transition theory. In particular, he suggests that two recent trends in the developing countries need to be taken into account, namely, the lowering of the standard of living associated with overexploitation and pollution of natural resources, and the impact of AIDs on mortality. He outlines a new demographic transition theory that takes ecological factors into consideration.
Correspondence: J. A. Hauser, Tannenberg, CH-6353 Weggis, Switzerland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40009 Morales, Vicente. Mean age and life expectancy at birth in stationary populations: research note. Social Biology, Vol. 36, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer 1989. 114 pp. Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
"The aim of this [one-page] note is to show the conditions under which mean ages and life expectancies at birth in stationary populations stay in different order."
Correspondence: V. Morales, University of Barcelona, Institut d'Estudis Laborals, 585 Gran Via de Las Cortes Catalanes, 08007 Barcelona, Spain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40010 Subrtova, Alena. History of population thought and population theory. [Dejiny populacniho mysleni a populacnich teorii.] 1989. xix, 691 pp. Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved, Ustav Ceskoslovenskych a Svetovych Dejin: Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
This is an introduction to population theory. Chapter 1 describes population theory from historic times to the Renaissance. Chapter 2 examines developments that took place during the period from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. Chapter 3 describes the theories of Malthus and his followers. Chapter 4 is concerned with the evolution of Marxist population theory. Chapter 5 focuses on the ways that Western population theory has adapted to early twentieth-century population trends. The final chapter examines trends in population theory in the last 40 years.
Correspondence: Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved, Ustav Ceskoslovenskych a Svetovych Dejin, 128 26 Prague 2, Vysehradska 49, Czechoslovakia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40011 Wunsch, Guillaume. Generalized stable population theory: an overview of current developments and applications. [Relations generales entre mouvement et structure demographiques: synthese des methodes et des applications recentes.] European Journal of Population/Revue Europeenne de Demographie, Vol. 5, No. 1, Sep 1989. 71-89 pp. Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"This article presents an overview of current developments and applications in generalized stable population (or r-variable) theory. Though these general relations aptly extend Lotka's formulations, their practical advantages are not always clear. Firstly, most of these relations are tautological and do not in this case improve upon the more usual methods of calculation. Secondly, applications rely on intercensal estimation of growth rates by age, which are often biased due to defective data."
Correspondence: G. Wunsch, Universite Catholique de Louvain, College J. Leclercq, 1 pl. Montesquieu, Bte. 17, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40012 Zimmermann, Klaus F. Economic theory of optimal population. Microeconomic Studies, ISBN 3-540-50792-2. 1989. viii, 182 pp. Springer-Verlag: New York, New York/Berlin, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng.
This is a selection of 11 papers by various authors on topics related to the concept of optimum population. The papers were presented at a conference held in Bielefeld, West Germany. Following a general introduction to the concept, the papers are divided into topical sections on optimal size and growth rate of population, technical progress and social security, limited resources, and international economics.
Correspondence: Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberger Platz 3, 1000 Berlin 33, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.3. Interrelations with Other Disciplines

Interdisciplinary studies of demographic problems and studies of the interaction of demography with other disciplines. This coding is also used for reports, studies, and surveys from other disciplines that include information of demographic interest.

55:40013 Bowen, William G.; Sosa, Julie A. Prospects for faculty in the arts and sciences: a study of factors affecting demand and supply, 1987 to 2012. ISBN 0-691-04259-4. LC 89-34930. 1989. xvi, 225 pp. Princeton University Press: Princeton, New Jersey. In Eng.
Academic job markets in the United States over the next 25 years are analyzed. The authors use demographic analysis to identify the prospective gap between the number of faculty positions needed in the arts and sciences and the number of individuals who will be qualified to fill them. They project a substantial excess demand for faculty, particularly in the humanities and social sciences, starting in the period around the turn of the century.
Correspondence: Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

55:40014 Stycos, J. Mayone. Demography as an interdiscipline. ISBN 0-88738-780-2. LC 88-34244. 1989. ix, 214 pp. Transaction Publishers: New Brunswick, New Jersey/Oxford, England. In Eng.
This is a collection of eight papers by different authors on interdisciplinary aspects of demography. The papers apply demographic techniques to a wide range of problems in related disciplines and concern both developed and developing countries. These papers originally appeared in a special issue of the journal Sociological Forum in 1987 and have been cited individually in Population Index.
Correspondence: Transaction Publishers, Rutgers--The State University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903. Location: Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH.

A.4. Textbooks and Teaching Programs

Major demographic textbooks and teaching aids, general surveys and collections of readings that are particularly suitable as supplements to coursework, studies on the organization and coverage of training programs in demography, and selected items on population education.

55:40015 Amegandjin, Julien. Mathematical demography. [Demographie mathematique.] Collection Economie et Statistiques Avancees, ISBN 2-7178-1696-8. 1989. 265 pp. Economica: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is an introductory mathematical demography textbook based on courses given at the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques (IFORD) in Yaounde, Cameroon. It is designed to introduce the student who is not originally a mathematician to the techniques of demographic analysis. The primary focus is on the analysis of events occurring over time, with particular emphasis on mortality. Consideration is given to life tables and a range of population models.
Correspondence: Economica, 49 rue Hericart, 75015 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

55:40016 Shelestov, D. K. Historical demography. [Istoricheskaya demografiya.] LC 88-103368. 1987. 286 pp. Vysshaya Shkola: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a basic college-level textbook on historical demography. The main focus is on the historical demography of the Soviet Union, including data sources and relevant studies.
Correspondence: Vysshaya Shkola, Izdatel'stvo, ul. Neglinnaya 29/14, 103051 Moscow, USSR. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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