Volume 56 - Number 4 - Winter 1990

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.

56:40733 Craig, John. Some reflections on the history of the OPCS Longitudinal Study. Population Trends, No. 61, Autumn 1990. 43-5 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article describes the background, and basic organisational problems, of the OPCS Longitudinal Study....The Longitudinal Study...is a record linkage study--covering at any one time about 500,000 people in England and Wales (1 per cent of the population)--of many of the various events and records routinely held by OPCS. It currently includes a sample of the census records from 1971 and from 1981, of births to women in the sample, of deaths, of cancer registration, and so on."
Correspondence: J. Craig, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Demographic Analysis and Vital Statistics Division, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40734 Crispell, Diane. The insider's guide to demographic know-how: how to find, analyze, and use information about your customers. 2nd ed. ISBN 0-936889-07-1. 1990. 291 pp. American Demographics Press: Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
This book is designed as an introduction to U.S. demographic data sources, including federal agencies, state and local sources, private companies, and nonprofit organizations. It is written to meet the needs of marketers, advertisers, strategic planners, and other business people. It includes an introduction to demographic analysis, information on where to get the best price on demographic data, advice on how to make sure you get what you need and how to know the data you receive is the best available, and whom to call if assistance is required. Particular attention is given to the 1990 census data and to its availability in different forms, such as printed reports, computer tapes, microfiche, and laser disks. A section is included on international data sources. Many of the chapters consist of articles by various authors that have previously appeared in the journal American Demographics.
Correspondence: American Demographics Press, 108 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40735 Redfern, Philip. Sources of population statistics: an international perspective. In: Population projections: trends, methods and uses, by the British Society for Population Studies. 1990. 103-14 pp. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys [OPCS]: London, England. In Eng.
"Population statistics are taken for the purpose of this paper to be the broad range of statistics yielded by a census of population. The paper considers three main sources--censuses, sample surveys and administrative registers--and combinations of them. The paper is in three parts. First, there is a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of each source with an extended discussion on registers. There follows a review of sources in each of eight leading countries: Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The final part sets out the conclusions and some proposals for remedying the situation in the U.K."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40736 Sweden. Statistiska Centralbyran (Stockholm, Sweden). Statistics and privacy. Future access to data for official statistics--cooperation or distrust? ISBN 91-618-0257-3. 1987. iii, 57 pp. Stockholm, Sweden. In Eng.
This report is from a conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, June 24-26, 1987. "The objective of the conference was to discuss the best methods of collecting and producing statistics, while at the same time considering the needs of the users and protecting the rights of the respondents. It was a means of exchanging experiences and bringing together representatives of various interests from many countries." Countries participating included Sweden, France, the United States, Finland, Australia, and Italy.
Correspondence: Statistiska Centralbyran, Distributionen, S-701 89 Orebro, Sweden. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40737 Thibault, Norman. Quebec's 1986 population figure. Comparing the census with Quebec's health insurance file. [L'effectif de la population du Quebec en 1986. Une comparaison entre le recensement et le fichier de l'assurance-maladie.] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 2, Autumn 1989. 323-42 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
The author compares the 1986 population figures obtained through the Canadian census to figures from Quebec's health insurance file. The difference between the two "is very close to the one implied by the estimated rate of undercounting. This paper explains the functioning of the file and how it may be used for demographic purposes, and provides some results by age and sex as well as by region."
Correspondence: N. Thibault, Bureau de la Statistique du Quebec, Direction des Statistiques sur la Population et les Menages, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40738 Wang, C. S.; Gorter, D. Population structure and dynamics: the population matrix. [Structuur en dynamiek van de bevolking; de bevolkingsmatrix.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 38, No. 8, Aug 1990. 25-8 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"This article shows an alternative way of presenting population data. The population matrix, constructed as an important part in the process of compiling socio-demographic accounts, demonstrates the close connection between stock and flow data, bringing both types of data consistently together." Official data for the Netherlands are used to illustrate the concept.
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.

56:40739 Brownlee, David. Computerisation of the indexes to the statutory registers of births, deaths, and marriages in Scotland. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 42, Oct 1990. i, 8 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report presents a description of a project to computerize the indexes of births, deaths, and marriages in Scotland....The author...provides an account of the planning and implementation of [Scotland's] Computerisation of Indexes project in the hope that it will give civil registration officials in other countries an idea of [the] nature and scale of the undertaking, and of some of the problems which are likely to arise."
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40740 Moriyama, Iwao M. Measurement of birth and death registration completeness. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 43, Nov 1990. i, 9 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"The United Nations Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System devotes considerable attention to the need for evaluating the reliability of the statistical data derived from a CR/VS [civil registration/vital statistics] system. Both the quantitative accuracy and the qualitative accuracy of the data require periodic evaluation. This Technical Paper discusses the various approaches to measurement of registration coverage, the special problems involved in such measurements, and the recommended approaches to measuring registration completeness for countries whose CR/VS systems are at differing levels of development."
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40741 Munasinghe, D. S. The development and organization of civil registration in Sri Lanka. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 41, Jul 1990. i, 9 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
The organization and administration of the civil registration system in Sri Lanka is described, with a focus on the special laws and provisions for persons of different ethnic groups. "It appears that the prevalence of laws and regulations that compels individuals to produce a registration certificate for the fulfillment of their various needs has greatly contributed to making civil registration in Sri Lanka both complete and timely."
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 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.

56:40742 Andreev, E.; Darskii, L.; Khar'kova, T. Experiences in evaluating the population figures of the USSR, 1926-1941 (brief results of investigations). [Opyt otsenki chislennosti naseleniya SSSR 1926-1941 gg. (kratkie rezul'taty issledovaniya).] Vestnik Statistiki, No. 7, 1990. 34-36 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
The authors discuss shortcomings of the Soviet censuses conducted from 1926 to 1941, using modern methods to adjust the data. Tables include original and adjusted data on the total population of the USSR by age and sex.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40743 Arminger, Gerhard. Voluntary versus involuntary sample surveys in the microcensus. [Pflicht- versus Freiwilligenerhebung im Mikrozensus.] Allgemeines Statistisches Archiv, Vol. 74, No. 2, 1990. 161-87 pp. Gottingen, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger. with sum. in Eng.
The author compares aspects of voluntary and involuntary sample surveys in West Germany. "The German microcensus as a non-voluntary survey draws a random sample from the total population which includes persons that would also respond in a voluntary survey (respondents) and persons that would not respond (non-respondents). The population of a voluntary survey, however, includes only respondents. Hence, statistical inference from a voluntary sample survey is only valid for the total population, if the population of respondents does not differ from the total population. This null hypothesis must be rejected from the comparisons of data from the German microcensus of 1985, 1986 and 1987 and corresponding voluntary test sample surveys. The discrepancies are great in central demographic and socio-economic variables such as region of residence, community size, age, marital status, income and social security."
Correspondence: G. Arminger, Bergische Universitat, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Postfach 10 0127, 5600 Wuppertal 1, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

56:40744 Astorga Almanza, Luis A. Census, censor, censure. [Census, censor, censura.] Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, Vol. 52, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1990. 247-60 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
The author provides a sociological analysis of censuses and discusses the range of demographic meanings intended by their creators.
Correspondence: L. Astorga Almanza, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40745 Bailar, Barbara A. Correcting for an undercount. The case of the U.S. census. [Les methodes de correction du sous-denombrement. Le cas du recensement des Etats-Unis.] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 2, Autumn 1989. 257-64 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
Undercount problems in the U.S. census are outlined, and methods to correct them are described. "Methods tested in the last decade appeared very promising, but a political decision was made not to adjust the census. That decision has now been repealed and the 1990 U.S. Census may be the first to reflect an adjustment for the undercount."
Correspondence: B. A. Bailar, American Statistical Association, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40746 Boudreau, Jean-Rene. Coverage error measurement of the Canadian census. [Mesure des erreurs de couverture du recensement canadien.] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 2, Autumn 1989. 265-84 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"This paper describes the methods used by Statistics Canada to measure coverage errors in the Canadian Census." Consideration is given to data collection and analysis and to estimation techniques.
Correspondence: J.-R. Boudreau, Statistics Canada, Division des Methodes d'Enquetes Sociales, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40747 Canada. Statistics Canada (Ottawa, Canada). Census Canada 1986: products and services. Pub. Order No. 99-103E. ISBN 0-660-12252-9. Jan 1988. ix, 136 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
"This publication consititutes the final version of the 1986 [Canadian] Census Products and Services. It replaces the preliminary version released in March 1987. Information on products available from the 100% data base and the 20% data base is provided as well as information on how to order these products." This publication is also available in French (catalog no. 99-103F).
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publication Sales, Room 1710, Main Building, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40748 Caselli, Graziella; Golini, Antonio; Capocaccia, Riccardo. An adjustment to the age structure of the Italian population in the 1971 census. [Una correzione alla struttura per eta della popolazione italiana al censimento del 1971.] Genus, Vol. 45, No. 3-4, Jul-Dec 1989. 1-20 pp. Rome, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
"Having verified, in the 1971 [Italian] census, the presence of certain anomalous data for cohorts born in 1900, 1911, 1920, 1924, 1930, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1950 and 1960, we assessed the size of the error and estimated the new population total which emerged both by age and year of birth. The method used [is similar] to more classical methods to correct biases in age structure in previous censuses and in those countries where the data available are somewhat lacking. The adjusted values, referring to Italy as a whole, are contained in the text...."
Correspondence: G. Caselli, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze Demografiche, Via Nomentana 41, Rome 00161, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40749 Castles, Ian. Census of population and housing, 30 June 1986. Census 86--Australia in profile. A summary of major findings. Pub. Order No. 2502.0. 1988. v, 70 pp. Bureau of Statistics: Belconnen, Australia. In Eng.
"The report is divided into seven sections covering the main topics of the 1986 [Australian] Census: the characteristics of Australia's people; socio-cultural aspects such as ancestry, birthplace, religion, etc; living arrangements; education and qualifications; labour force status; income; and housing....The results summarised in this report represent purely the aggregation of the data collected on census night. They have not been adjusted for underenumeration, neither has any adjustment been made to exclude visitors to Australia or to include Australian residents temporarily overseas."
Correspondence: Australian Bureau of Statistics, P.O. Box 10, Belconnen ACT 2616, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40750 Fortier, Celine; Raby, Ronald. Evaluation of the quality of 1986 census data by age and sex at the national level. [Evaluation de la qualite des donnees par age et sexe du recensement de 1986 au niveau national.] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 2, Autumn 1989. 285-322 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"The purpose of the present study is to compare the [Statistics Canada method of reverse record check] estimates of undercoverage, by age and sex, with estimates produced using other sources of data, specifically: final postcensal estimates; estimates produced by the component method (for cohorts since 1961); and estimates produced through use of administrative data from Family Allowance (ages 0-14) and Old Age Security (ages 65+). Results indicate that, even though the estimates of the level of undercoverage by age differ depending on the source and/or method, the same general trend is observed. Using the average of such figures, for example, can yield an estimate of the 'actual' size of the Canadian population as of June 1, 1986."
Correspondence: C. Fortier, Statistics Canada, Division de la Demographie, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40751 Keyfitz, Nathan. To adjust or not to adjust census data? [Faut-il ajuster les donnees de recensement?] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 2, Autumn 1989. 247-56 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
Questions related to the adjustment of census data in Canada are reviewed. The author notes that a primary use of these data is to identify a target population in need of funding for health programs, but the improvement of census coverage will not necessarily improve the quality of data concerning that target population. He concludes that attention should be focused on improving the quality of data rather than in adjusting census data. Comparisons are made with Australia and the United States.
Correspondence: N. Keyfitz, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, 2631 Laxenburg, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40752 Landers, Robert K. 1990 census: undercounting minorities. Editorial Research Reports, Mar 10, 1989. [14] pp. Congressional Quarterly: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The undercount issue in the 1990 U.S. census is examined, with particular reference to the question of adjustment to correct for undercount of minorities. The author examines the history of this issue in earlier censuses and the technical arguments against adjusting the 1980 census data. The arguments for and against adjusting the 1990 census are summarized, with emphasis on the political pressures against adjustment.
Correspondence: Congressional Quarterly, Sales Department, 1414 22nd Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Location: Princeton University Library (DR).

56:40753 Pearce, David; Thomas, Frank. The 1989 census test. Population Trends, No. 61, Autumn 1990. 24-30 pp. London, England. In Eng.
Details of the 1989 test census carried out in Great Britain are provided. The test had three main results. "First, it provided the evidence which enabled the decision to be made to include the ethnic group question in the 1991 Census. Secondly, the test confirmed that the planned field procedures were generally sound and showed where useful fine adjustments could be made to them. Finally, the test helped shape the publicity strategy for the full census, by showing which measures are most likely to be effective."
Correspondence: D. Pearce, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Census Division, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40754 Pravato, Laura R. The development of population censuses in Italy from 1861 to 1931. [Evoluzione dei censimenti demografici italiani nel periodo che va dal 1861 al 1931.] Bollettino di Demografia Storica, No. 10, 1990. 59-79 pp. Bologna, Italy. In Ita.
The author describes the development of the Italian census following national reunification in 1861 up to 1931.
Correspondence: L. R. Pravato, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Faculty of Statistical Sciences, Via 8 Febbraio 2, 35122 Padua, Italy. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40755 Rao, N. Rama. Planning for the 1991 census of India. In: Population transition in India, Volume 2, edited by S. N. Singh, M. K. Premi, P. S. Bhatia, and Ashish Bose. 1989. 3-15 pp. B. R. Publishing: Delhi, India. In Eng.
Census methodology and organizational aspects of the upcoming 1991 census of India are discussed.
Correspondence: N. R. Rao, Office of the Registrar General, West Block 1, R. K. Puram, New Delhi 110 022, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40756 Ruggles, Steven; Menard, Russell R. A public use sample of the 1880 U.S. census of population. Historical Methods, Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer 1990. 104-15 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is an overview of the creation of "a public use sample of the 1880 U.S. Census of Population. With a sampling density of 1 in 100 cases, the project will yield information on just over 500,000 individuals living in just under 100,000 families. This article provides a brief overview of other public use samples, a description of the 1880 census and its value for historical analysis, and a summary of our sampling strategy." Topics of investigation include household composition, fertility, nuptiality, life cycle, household economy and occupational structure, ethnicity, migration, and morbidity.
Correspondence: S. Ruggles, University of Minnesota, Social History Research Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40757 Srivastava, S. S. Sample Registration System. In: Population transition in India, Volume 2, edited by S. N. Singh, M. K. Premi, P. S. Bhatia, and Ashish Bose. 1989. 17-23 pp. B. R. Publishing: Delhi, India. In Eng.
The author reviews India's Sample Registration System and the data it generates.
Correspondence: S. S. Srivastava, Office of the Registrar General, West Block 1, R. K. Puram, New Delhi 110 022, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40758 Studlar, Josef. Sampling errors in the 1989 microcensus. [Vyberove chyby v Mikrocensu 1989.] Statistika, No. 8-9, 1990. 368-78 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze.
This article examines sampling errors in the 1989 microcensus of Czechoslovakia. The focus is on data concerning families and households.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

56:40759 Travis, Carole. A guide to Latin American and Caribbean census material: a bibliography and union list. ISBN 0-8161-0497-2. LC 89-49739. 1990. xxi, 739 pp. G. K. Hall: Boston, Massachusetts. In Eng.
This volume presents information on the holdings of census materials from the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean at over 30 British libraries. The period covered is from earliest times to 1979. "The lists are arranged alphabetically by country and each list is preceded by a short introduction and contents list. Within each list the text is arranged chronologically by the year in which each census was taken." Information is included on locations of the items listed, and a subject and geographical index is provided.
Correspondence: G. K. Hall, 70 Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02111. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40760 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). 1990 Annual Research Conference, March 18-21, 1990: proceedings. Aug 1990. ix, 893 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the sixth in a series of annual research conferences conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Sessions are included on economic classification, microdata studies of entrepreneurship and business formation, disclosure avoidance, new perspectives on production functions, coverage error and estimation, characteristics of exporters and importers, weighting, international comparisons of income and well-being, editing, firm and establishment business lists, processing large surveys, imputation, computer-assisted interviewing, measurement error, evaluation of census outreach, and data quality.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40761 Uruguay. Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos (Montevideo, Uruguay). Sixth census of population and fourth of housing, 1985: survey on completeness of coverage. [VI Censo General de Poblacion y IV de Viviendas, 1985: encuesta de cobertura.] [1989]. [10], 156 pp. Montevideo, Uruguay. In Spa.
These are the results of a follow-up survey undertaken at the end of 1985 to evaluate the quality of data obtained in the 1985 census of Uruguay. The report describes the methodology employed in the survey. The results are presented separately for individuals, housing, and households and generally confirm that the census data are of adequate quality.
Correspondence: Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos, Cuareim 2052, Montevideo, Uruguay. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40762 Van Waelvelde, W. The evolution of population census in Belgium. In: National population bibliography of Flanders 1945-1983, edited by M. Devisch and D. Vanderstappen. 1990. viii-xv pp. Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudien [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
The history of census-taking in Belgium is outlined. Other official sources of population data are also reviewed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40763 Wargon, Sylvia T. Official statistics and changing social values: the case of the reference person in the Canadian censuses of 1981 and 1986. [Statistiques officielles et evolution des valeurs sociales: le cas de la personne repere dans les recensements canadiens de 1981 et de 1986.] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 2, Autumn 1989. 343-60 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"Changing social values brought about modifications in certain concepts, terminology and questions in the 1981 and 1986 Censuses of Canada. This text examines how the term head of household was replaced by another term for household reference person,...and the consequences for certain data series. On the whole, these changes did not cause any appreciable break in, but rather improved, relevant statistical series. Some unanticipated results of these changes pose a new challenge for Canada's census takers in the 1990's."
Correspondence: S. T. Wargon, Statistique Canada, Direction de la Statistique Demographique et du Recensement, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40764 West, Kirsten K.; Fein, David J. Census undercount: an historical and contemporary sociological issue. Sociological Inquiry, Vol. 60, No. 2, May 1990. 127-41 pp. Austin, Texas. In Eng.
"As the public policy uses of U.S. census data have expanded in recent decades, census undercount has become a contentious public issue. Concern centers on the fact that persons that are economically and socially disadvantaged are omitted at higher rates than others. In this paper we outline some of the contributions which sociologists can make to the undercount debate. First, the uses of the census data are reviewed, with emphasis on how coverage errors affect social science research. Next, a conceptual model of the census enumeration process is offered, and its social system and census process components are described."
Correspondence: K. K. West, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 230233. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

56:40765 Zalewski, Leslaw. First computations of the 1988 national census results. [Pierwsze opracowania wynikow NSP 1988.] Wiadomosci Statystyczne, Vol. 34, No. 11, Nov 1989. 4-5 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol.
A preliminary analysis of data from the 1988 census of Poland is presented, using data for Plock voivodship. Topics covered include changes in percent urban population, dependency ratio, sex ratio, household composition, childlessness, one-parent families, retired persons, employment status, and living standards.
Correspondence: L. Zalewski, Glowny Urzad Statystyczny, Departament Spisow i Badan Masowych, Al. Niepodleglosci 208, 00 925 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40766 Zarkovich, S. S. The overcount in censuses of population. Jahrbucher fur Nationalokonomie und Statistik, Vol. 206, No. 6, Dec 1989. 606-9 pp. Stuttgart, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng. with sum. in Ger.
"Coverage checks of censuses of population usually show an undercount. However, in [the] 1953 census of population in Yugoslavia a slight overcount was found. This was attributed to housing rationing that created a tendency [to overreport]....Similar tendencies are also likely in the enumeration of emigrants. Therefore, more attention is needed to the problem of overcount in countries with housing rationing and strong emigration."
Correspondence: S. S. Zarkovich, 32 Makedonska, Belgrade 11000, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

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 .

56:40767 Krotki, Karol J. The history and methodology of the Canadian Fertility Survey of 1984. Population Research Laboratory Reprint, No. 98, 1989. [35] pp. University of Alberta, Department of Sociology, Population Research Laboratory: Edmonton, Canada. In Eng.
"The title of the paper indicates closely its purpose: to present the history which led to the Canadian Fertility Survey of 1984 and the methodology that has been used in carrying it out. The history is painted against the radical demographic changes experienced by the developed world since [World War II] and the relative Canadian indifference to what is happening to the demography of the society. The interests in the parallel events in the [United States] are listed and those in the 22 [developed countries] that took part in the WFS are indicated....The three regional surveys are described that were carried out before the CFS 1984: Toronto 1968, Quebec province 1971 and 1976, and Edmonton 1973. A comparison of sampling, organizational and financial features of the regional and one national survey is offered. For the CFS 1984 three aspects are reported upon: the sample and the field procedure, the questionnaire content, and arrangements for data processing."
This paper is reprinted from "The Family in Crisis: A Population Crisis?", Ottawa, Canada, Royal Society of Canada.
Correspondence: University of Alberta, Department of Sociology, Population Research Laboratory, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40768 Population Council (New York, New York). Botswana 1988: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 21, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1990. 293-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results of the 1988 Botswana Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 4,473 households and 4,368 women aged 15-49. Tables and charts provide data on fertility trends, fertility preferences, contraceptive use, nuptiality, infant mortality and morbidity, and immunization.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40769 Riandey, Benoit. A random sample from A to Z: the example of the survey The Peopling and Depopulation of Paris, INED, 1986. [Un echantillon probabiliste de A a Z: l'exemple de l'enquete peuplement et depeuplement de Paris, INED (1986).] INED Dossiers et Recherches, No. 22, Jan 1989. 46 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
Problems concerning the selection of a truly random sample for the purpose of taking a demographic survey are illustrated using the example of a 1986 INED survey concerning the population of the Paris region. The survey examined moves to and from the region of persons born between 1926 and 1935.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40770 Westoff, Charles F.; Goldman, Noreen; Moreno, Lorenzo. Dominican Republic experimental study: an evaluation of fertility and child health information. Aug 1990. xiii, 117 pp. Princeton University, Office of Population Research: Princeton, New Jersey; Institute for Resource Development/Macro Systems, Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS]: Columbia, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report marks the completion of an experimental study which was designed to evaluate various ways of collecting demographic and health information from national-level sample surveys. The standard questionnaire used in the first phase of the Demographic Health Surveys project was evaluated along with a new questionnaire which incorporated different approaches to the measurement of demographic and health variables. The experiment was fielded in two Latin American countries--Peru and the Dominican Republic--in the fall of 1986. The results from the analysis of the Peru surveys have already been published....This report presents a replication of a part of the earlier analysis based on data from the Dominican Republic surveys. In addition, there is an analysis of the reliability of the questionnaire used to reinterview several hundred women in the Dominican Republic....The present study does not replicate all of the analyses carried out for Peru. In general, the most important topics and those analyses which led to inconclusive findings in Peru are included. The results of the Dominican Republic study are summarized...for: fertility, contraception, reproductive attitudes, child health, and reliability."
For the Peruvian study, published by Noreen Goldman et al. in 1989, see 55:40704.
Correspondence: Institute for Resource Development/Macro Systems, Demographic and Health Surveys Project, 8850 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 4000, Columbia, MD 21045. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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