Volume 56 - Number 2 - Summer 1990

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.

56:20015 Brazil. Estado do Rio Grande do Norte. Secretaria do Planejamento. Fundacao Instituto de Desenvolvimento do Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, Brazil). Population: characteristics, problems, and indications of strength. [Populacao: caracterizacao, problematica e indicacao de acoes.] LC 88-147307. Mar 1986. 121 pp. Natal, Brazil. In Por.
This publication is concerned with the population of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte. Part 1 examines population characteristics, including age structure, spatial distribution, population dynamics, and socioeconomic characteristics. Part 2 examines these same properties in eight different areas of the state. Part 3 discusses problems arising from the demographic situation at both the state and local levels.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:20016 Chelli, Francesco; Mattioli, Elvio; Cortese, Antonio; Merlini, Augusto; Del Colle, Enrico; Vitali, Ornello. The structural characteristics of population and housing in Italy. [Caratteristiche strutturali della popolazione e delle abitazioni in Italia.] Collana di Economia, Sezione 5, No. 18, ISBN 88-204-2665-X. LC 88-124047. 1987. 500 pp. Franco Angeli: Milan, Italy. In Ita.
These are the preliminary results of a research project analyzing the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population of Italy. Topics covered include the housing situation, labor force developments, and population trends. The use of log-linear models in analyses of this kind is considered. Data are from official sources, including the censuses of 1971 and 1981.
Correspondence: Franco Angeli, Viale Monza 106, 20127 Milan, Italy. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:20017 Dumas, Jean. Report on the demographic situation in Canada, 1988. Current Demographic Analysis, Pub. Order No. 91-209E. Mar 1990. [xviii], 157 pp. Statistics Canada: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
This is the third in a series of general overviews of the demographic situation in Canada. Chapters are included on population growth, population aging, marital status, nuptiality, divorce, fertility, fertility of new Canadians, life tables for 1986, leading causes of death, international migration, interprovincial migration, induced abortion, and the long-term consequences of adolescent marriage and fertility. This publication is also available in French.
For the first report, published in 1983, see 53:20018.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publication Sales, Ottawa, K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20018 Hernandez Castellon, Raul. The demographic revolution in Cuba. [La revolucion demografica en Cuba.] Demografia, 1988. 219 pp. Editorial de Ciencias Sociales: Havana, Cuba. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
This is an analysis of the demographic changes that have occurred in Cuba since the Revolution of 1959. The theoretical aspects of demographic change associated with revolutionary social and economic change in a developing country are first examined from both Marxist and non-Marxist viewpoints. The social situation in Cuba before the Revolution is described, and the demographic changes subsequent to the Revolution are analyzed, with consideration given to the impact of economic changes, education, and urbanization on mortality, migration, population growth, demographic aging, and fertility. A final chapter is concerned with the demographic future after the postrevolutionary changes have been completed.
Correspondence: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, calle 14 no. 4104, Playa, Havana, Cuba. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20019 Liu, Hong-Kang; Zhao, Shi-Li; Wu, Zhong-Guang; Ma, Yan-Hua. Chinese population: Sichuan province. [Zhonggou renkou: Sichuan fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0046-7. Jul 1988. 450 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to the population of China's provinces. This volume analyzes population trends in Sichuan province and is mainly concerned with the period since 1949. It is divided into 15 parts, providing information about population size, fertility, mortality, migration, spatial distribution, population structure, nuptiality, family, population control, employment, and urbanization. Data are from the census and other official sources.
For volumes concerning other provinces, see elsewhere in this issue and 56:10015 and 10019.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:20020 Livi Bacci, Massimo; Martuzzi Veronesi, Fosca. The human resources of the Mediterranean: population and society at the crossroads between North and South. [Le risorse umane del Mediterraneo: popolazione e societa al crocevia tra Nord e Sud.] Studi e Ricerche, No. 272, ISBN 88-15-02477-8. 1990. 482 pp. Il Mulino: Bologna, Italy. In Ita.
This work represents an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the human resources of the Mediterranean Basin, particularly to the growing demographic and socioeconomic development differences between the region's affluent and underdeveloped countries. It consists of 12 studies by various Italian authors on such topics as biological aspects, migration, population trends, population policies, human resources, labor markets and policies, migration policies, socioeconomic change, and the future implications of current demographic trends.
Correspondence: Il Mulino, Strada Maggiore 37, 40125 Bologna, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20021 Mezgailis, B. The demography of Soviet Latvia: structure, processes, and problems. [Padomju Latvijas demografija: struktura, procesi, problemas.] LC 86-131388. 1985. 359, [5] pp. Avots: Riga, USSR. In Lav.
The author analyzes population development in Latvia, with particular attention to patterns of population growth, composition, and reproduction. Information is included on current nuptiality and divorce levels and trends. The book also contains chapters on migration and employment. The primary focus is on the intercensal period 1970-1979.
Correspondence: Avots, Padomju Gulv. 24, 226047 Riga, Latvia, USSR. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:20022 Minkov, Minko; Donkov, K.; Marinov, St. Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the population. [Demografska i sotsialno-ikonomicheska kharakteristika na naselenieto.] LC 89-132055. 1988. xxxiv, 776; 390 pp. Tsentralno Statistichesko Balgariya: Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul.
This two-volume work presents a selection of demographic and socioeconomic data for Bulgaria. The first section contains retrospective data. The second section contains census data for 1985 on age and sex distribution, migration, marital status, educational status, economic activity, income, industry, and social class. The second volume presents data on the labor force and the unemployed.
Correspondence: Ministerskiya Savet, Komitet za Sotsialna Informatsiya, 2 P. Volov, Sofia, Bulgaria. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:20023 Monnier, Alain. The population of France: changes and perspectives. [La population de la France: mutations et perspectives.] ISBN 2-209-06170-9. 1990. 195 pp. Messidor/Editions Sociales: Paris, France. In Fre.
This study is designed to familiarize the general reader with the basic facts concerning current French population trends. The author examines such topics as recent changes in the family, marriage, and human reproduction; progress toward the control of mortality; changes in immigration patterns; and comparisons to the experiences of other developed countries. The policy options open to government that can influence demographic trends are examined.
Correspondence: Messidor/Editions Sociales, 146 rue Faubourg-Poissonniere, 75010 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20024 Moreno Gomez, Luis. Three seminars. [Tres seminarios.] ISBN 980-259-249-8. 1989. 464 pp. Corpoven: Caracas, Venezuela. In Spa.
This work consists of three separate studies on population-related topics, with particular reference to Venezuela. The first study is concerned with employment and income, the second with migration, and the third with population trends in Venezuela from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
Correspondence: Corpoven, Apto. 61373, Caracas, Venezuela. Location: New York Public Library.

56:20025 Perevedentsev, V. I. What are we? How many are we? [Kakie my? Skol'ko nas?] Populyarnaya Demografiya, ISBN 5-244-00294-5. 1989. 207 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This book, intended for the general reader, is a summary of recent work in Soviet demography. Topics covered include population growth, employment, family and household, urbanization, and geographic differences in demographic trends.
Correspondence: Mysl', Leninskii Pr. 15, B-71, 117071 Moscow, USSR. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

56:20026 Puyol Antolin, Rafael. The Spanish population. [La poblacion espanola.] Coleccion Geografia de Espana, No. 6, ISBN 84-7738-035-X. LC 89-130199. [1988]. 157 pp. Editorial Sintesis: Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
The author analyzes recent population trends in Spain. Chapters are included on demographic statistical sources; natural population changes; spatial movements; population growth and distribution; population characteristics, including age and sex distribution and occupations; and policy concerns, including both internal and international migration and fertility.
Correspondence: Editorial Sintesis, Conde Duque 46, 28015 Madrid 7, Spain. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:20027 Shu, Nuen-Yu; Shi, Chen-Li; Li, Chong-Gao; Wei, Hang-Wen. Chinese population: Gansu province. [Zhonggou renkou: Gansu fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0193-5. Aug 1988. 476 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to the population of China's provinces. This volume analyzes population dynamics in Gansu province and is mainly concerned with the period after 1950. It is divided into 15 parts, providing information about population size, fertility, mortality, migration, spatial distribution, population structure, nuptiality, the family, population control, employment, and urbanization. Data are from the census and other official sources.
For volumes concerning other provinces, see elsewhere in this issue and 56:10015 and 10019.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:20028 Sobolevoi, S. V. The demographic development of Siberia (empirical and theoretical aspects of investigation). A collection of scientific papers. [Demograficheskoe razvitie Sibiri (prikladnoi i teoreticheskii aspekty issledovaniya). Sbornik nauchnykh trudov.] LC 89-146200. 1987. 141 pp. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Sibirskoe Otdelenie, Institut Ekonomiki i Organizatsii Promyshlennogo Proizvodstva: Novosibirsk, USSR. In Rus.
This is a collection of papers by various authors concerning population trends in Siberia, USSR. Topics covered include premature mortality, spatial distribution, families and households, the population of small cities, migration, and population policy.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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.

56:20029 Australia. Bureau of Immigration Research (South Carlton, Australia). Australia's population trends and prospect 1989. ISBN 0-644-12015-0. 1990. viii, 79 pp. South Carlton, Australia. In Eng.
This is the sixth in an annual series of reports on population trends and prospects in Australia, and the first to be produced by the Bureau of Immigration Research. It includes chapters on natural increase, including fertility, marriage, and mortality; age distribution, including aging; international migration; and population projections and forecasts to 1993-1994.
For a previous report for 1988, see 55:10028.
Correspondence: Manager, AGPS Press, Australian Government Publishing Service, GPO Box 84, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20030 Gorenflo, L. J.; Levin, Michael J. The demographic evolution of Ebeye. Pacific Studies, Vol. 12, No. 3, Jul 1989. 91-128 pp. Laie, Hawaii. In Eng.
"The islet of Ebeye, located at the southeastern corner of Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, currently has one of the world's highest population densities. This essay traces population change on the small islet throughout the twentieth century, focusing in particular upon the demographic processes that led to this dense concentration of people. In documenting the demographic history of Ebeye, the study contrasts the evolving population structure on this islet with similar developments on Majuro Atoll (location of the largest concentration of people in the Marshall Islands) and in the remainder of the Marshalls. The demography of Ebeye is evaluated in ecological and regional terms, in an attempt to assess the long-term impact of its extremely dense population."
Correspondence: L. J. Gorenflo, LEARN, 2204 Chester Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

56:20031 France. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED] (Paris, France). Eighteenth report on the demographic situation in France. [Dix-huitieme rapport sur la situation demographique de la France.] Population, Vol. 44, No. 4-5, Jul-Oct 1989. 711-76 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Recent demographic trends in France are reviewed. The first part of the article examines population trends in general, with particular attention given to remarriage, cohabitation, fertility, induced abortion, and causes of death. The second part analyzes trends in internal migration over the period 1954-1982.
For a previous report in this series, published in 1988, see 55:10042.
Correspondence: INED, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20032 Levy, Michel L. Concerning Romania. [A propos de la Roumanie.] Population et Societes, No. 243, Feb 1990. 4 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This issue contains a selection of figures illustrating recent demographic trends in Romania, together with abstracts of relevant studies by French and Romanian demographers on Romanian demography. An introductory text is primarily concerned with changes in abortion legislation.
Correspondence: INED, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20033 Monnier, Alain. Demographic trends: Europe and the developed countries overseas. [La conjoncture demographique: l'Europe et les pays developpes d'Outre-Mer.] Population, Vol. 44, No. 4-5, Jul-Oct 1989. 901-23 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Demographic trends in the developed countries of the world are reviewed. Data and a brief analysis are included on vital rates; birth, death, and infant mortality rates; fertility rates; marriage rates; divorce rates; legal abortion rates; and life expectancy.
Correspondence: A. Monnier, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20034 Schmidt-Kahler, Thomas. Germany needs more children: family and property--the fundament of economy and society. German Comments, No. 17, Jan 1990. 73-81 pp. Osnabruck, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng.
The consequences of current demographic trends in West Germany are examined. The author notes that the total population is already declining and, if present trends continue, will drop from today's 57 million to 29 million by the year 2050. The reasons for the reluctance of many Germans to have children are reviewed, and ways to encourage them to do so are discussed. The author concludes that solving this demographic crisis is the greatest challenge faced by the German people since the resolution of the country's economic problems following World War II.
Location: New York Public Library.

56:20035 Sjoberg, Orjan. A note on the regional dimension of post-war demographic development in Albania. Nordic Journal of Soviet and East European Studies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1989. 91-121 pp. Uppsala, Sweden. In Eng.
"Although Albania's rather peculiar demographic development is often commented upon, little is in fact known about the regional differentiation within the country. This research note therefore sets out to tentatively describe and analyse Albania's population geography. Regional variations in vital indicators, natural and actual growth as well as inter-district and rural-to-urban migration are amongst the issues brought up. Some implications for the social processes currently unfolding in Albania, and for the study of these processes, are identified."
Correspondence: O. Sjoberg, Uppsala University, Department of Social and Economic Geography, S:t Olofsg. 18, 752 21 Uppsala, Sweden. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20036 United Kingdom. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys [OPCS] (London, England). A review of 1988. Population Trends, No. 58, Winter 1989. 1-13 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This review summarises recent changes in the population size and composition of England and Wales, placing particular emphasis on changes between mid-1987 and mid-1988. Also reviewed are statistics of births, deaths, migration, marriages and divorces during the calendar year 1988 which provide the background to the changes in the population. Reference is made to statistics for the United Kingdom as a whole, and for Scotland and Northern Ireland where appropriate."
Correspondence: OPCS, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20037 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). How we're changing. Demographic state of the nation: 1989. Current Population Reports, Series P-23: Special Studies, No. 164, Jan 1990. 4 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is an overview of some major demographic findings reported by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 1989. Among the findings are that the population of the United States is growing by approximately one percent per year, the South and West are the most rapidly growing regions, population growth is concentrated in metropolitan areas, the long decline of the farm population has stopped, average household size is at a record low, women with newborns have increased their labor force participation, and homeownership rates are unchanged.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20038 Yu, Chu. Mainland China's population crisis as seen from the "1.1 billion population day" Issues and Studies, Vol. 25, No. 12, Dec 1989. 47-67 pp. Taipei, Taiwan. In Eng.
"In this article, the writer will discuss the evolution of mainland China's population policy, its current population situation, the reasons for its rapid population growth, and the difficulties its population problem has caused." Problems in the population structure include an unbalanced sex ratio favoring males, an increasingly elderly population, and low population quality, with 4.9 percent physically or mentally handicapped. The difficulties in providing housing, food, health services, and education for China's enormous population are discussed. Family planning strategies and their successes and failures are considered.
Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

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