Volume 57 - Number 3 - Fall 1991

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.

57:30021 Andorka, Rudolf. Population trends in Hungary, with reference to their economic and social consequences and the possibility of developing appropriate population policies. [A magyarorszagi nepesedesi tendenciak gazdasagi es tarsadalmi Kovetkezmenyei es a nepesedespolitika lehetosegei.] Szociologia Muhely Tanulmanyok, No. 10, LC 89-195108. Oct 1988. 103 pp. Marx Karoly Kozgazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem Szociologia Tanszek: Budapest, Hungary. In Hun.
Recent population trends in Hungary are analyzed, with consideration given to both their causes and socioeconomic consequences. Problems associated with international migration are discussed. The author also examines the prospects for developing appropriate population policies in Hungary given the current demographic situation.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

57:30022 Couet, Christine; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1989: population change. [La situation demographique en 1989: mouvement de la population.] INSEE Resultats: Demographie-Societe, No. 11-12, ISBN 2-11-065939-4. May 1991. 247 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This annual report presents a selection of demographic data for France, the most recent of which are for 1989. There are sections on population, marriages, divorces, recognition of illegitimate children, births, induced abortions, deaths, monthly data, and migration. Also included are retrospective time series data back to 1888, a selection of data for regions and departments, and some international data. Appendixes describe the French vital statistics system and the methodology used to calculate the major indicators.
For the 1988 report, see 56:40024.
Correspondence: Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, 18 boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30023 Hayase, Yasuko; Kawamata, Seiko. Population policy and vital statistics in China. IDE Statistical Data Series, No. 56, Mar 1991. [xxii], 290 pp. Institute of Developing Economies [IDE], Statistical Research Department: Tokyo, Japan. In Eng; Jpn.
This is a summary of available data on population policy and vital statistics by province in China, compiled by a research committee on the analysis of population change in China set up at the Institute of Developing Economies in Tokyo, Japan. The authors examine population change and its determinants, evaluate China's vital statistics, and consider the proximate determinants and socioeconomic factors affecting declining fertility, mortality trends, internal migration, and family planning. A selection of population maps, statistical figures, and statistical tables is included. A final section presents population policy regulations.
Correspondence: Institute of Developing Economies, Statistical Research Department, 42 Ichigaya-Hommura-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162, Japan. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30024 Henripin, Jacques; Martin, Yves. The population of Quebec from yesterday to tomorrow. [La population du Quebec d'hier a demain.] ISBN 2-7606-1549-9. 1991. 213 pp. Presses de l'Universite de Montreal: Montreal, Canada. Distributed by Gaetan Morin. In Fre.
This is a selection of articles by various authors on aspects of population trends in the Canadian province of Quebec; the articles originally appeared in a report put out by L'Action Nationale in 1988. The focus is on the current demographic situation and its implications for the province's future. The articles cover various aspects of the fertility decline and how it might be reversed, the implications of demographic aging, migration policy, and the language question. Particular consideration is given to the policy options available to change undesirable trends.
Correspondence: Gaetan Morin Publisher, Order Department, P.O. Box 180, Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5E6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30025 Hernandez Castellon, Raul. The process of demographic revolution in Cuba. [El proceso de la revolucion demografica en Cuba.] May 1986. [xxv], 259 pp. Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demograficos [CEDEM]: Havana, Cuba. In Spa. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
This is an analysis of the demographic transition in Cuba, with emphasis on demographic changes following the Cuban Revolution of 1959. Three periods are distinguished: the neocolonial period, 1904-1934, characterized by large-scale immigration; the period 1935-1958, during which emigration exceeded immigration; and the postrevolutionary period since 1959. This final period, which has also been a period of out-migration, has seen the completion of the demographic transition, with declines in fertility and mortality and increased life expectancy. This period has also been marked by a homogenization of demographic behavior and a decline in fertility and mortality differentials.
Correspondence: Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demograficos, Avenida 41, Numero 2003 entre 20 y 22, Playa, Havana, Cuba. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30026 Verma, V. S. Census of India 1981. A handbook of population statistics. [1988]. v, 211 pp. Office of the Registrar General: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This volume contains a selection of data concerning the population of India. The data are primarily from the 1981 census, supplemented by other official sources such as the Sample Registration System. Sections are included on population characteristics; economic characteristics; literacy and education; marital status, fertility, and mortality; migration, urbanization, and megacities; Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes; religion; language; housing; and population projections.
Correspondence: Office of the Registrar General, West Block No. 1, R. K. Puram, New Delhi 110 022, India. 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.

57:30027 Acuna, Claudio. Past and future population trends in Chile. [Evolucion pasada y futura de la poblacion en Chile.] Boletin Epidemiologico de Chile, Vol. 14, No. 6, Jun 1987. 163-73 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
An analysis of demographic trends in Chile is presented using data from recent censuses, including that of 1982, and other official sources. Projections up to the year 2025, as well as sections on fertility, mortality, and migration, are included.
If requesting this document from CELADE, specify DOCPAL No. 13627.01.
Correspondence: C. Acuna, Secretaria Regional Ministerial de Salud, Region Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile. Location: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Santiago, Chile.

57:30028 Cuba. Comite Estatal de Estadisticas. Instituto de Investigaciones Estadisticas (Havana, Cuba). The main demographic characteristics of the population of Cuba in 1988. [Principales aspectos demograficos de la poblacion de Cuba en el ano 1988.] May 1989. 39 pp. Havana, Cuba. In Spa.
This is one in a series of annual publications describing current population trends in Cuba. This report concerns 1988 and contains chapters on population growth and characteristics, spatial distribution, fertility, mortality, migration, and nuptiality.
Correspondence: Comite Estatal de Estadisticas, Almendares No. 156, esq. a Desague, Gaveta Postal 6016, Havana, Cuba. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

57:30029 Dorbritz, Jurgen; Roloff, Juliane; Speigner, Wulfram. Forecasts of population trends in the German Democratic Republic yesterday and today. [Prognosen fur die Bevolkerungsentwicklung der DDR gestern und heute.] Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Vol. 38, No. 6, Jun 1990. 801-16 pp. Berlin, German Democratic Republic. In Ger.
Population forecasts for East Germany are presented. Aspects considered include population size, fertility, geographic distribution of the population, immigration, and age structure. The discrepancy between forecasts made in 1968 and actual trends is noted, and the socioeconomic impact of such trends is discussed.
Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

57:30030 Dumont, Gerard-Francois. Population and family trends in the Midi-Pyrenees Region. [L'evolution demographique et familiale de la Region Midi-Pyrenees.] 1990. 76 pp. Conseil Regional, Region Midi Pyrenees: [Toulouse], France. In Fre.
This report is concerned with population trends in the region of southwestern France that excludes the coastal region bordering the Atlantic. The author notes that the region's low fertility is compensated for by a positive migration balance. A demographic imbalance in the region is caused by the demographic vitality of Toulouse, the major city in the region, in contrast to the trend toward depopulation in many rural areas. Changes in family characteristics are noted, including more births outside marriage and fewer large families.
Correspondence: G.-F. Dumont, 16 rue de Lorraine, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30031 Findl, Peter. The demographic situation of Austria in 1989. [Zur demographischen Situation Osterreich im Jahr 1989.] Demographische Informationen 1990/91, [1991]. 111-38 pp. Vienna, Austria. In Ger.
Information is presented on population trends in Austria in 1989, along with some comparative data for earlier years and for other countries. Topics covered include fertility and population reproduction, mortality and life expectancy, marriages, divorces, international migration, naturalizations, changes in population size, age structure, the dependency burden, and population projections for 1990-2030.
Correspondence: P. Findl, Osterreichisches Statistisches Zentralamt, Hintere Zollamtsstrasse 2b, 1033 Vienna, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30032 Harilal, K. N. Autonomy of demographic variables. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 26, No. 26, Jun 29, 1991. 1,629-31 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is a critical evaluation of a paper by P. N. M. Bhat and S. I. Rajan that examined the demographic transition in Kerala, India. "In this brief note, which need not be taken as a complete critique, we argue that the empirical evidence and the results of statistical analysis presented in the paper are inadequate to draw such drastic conclusions....The numbers presented and then derived by the authors may be very precise but do not fully represent the ideas that the authors have attributed to them."
For the paper by Bhat and Rajan, published in 1990, see 56:40032.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

57:30033 Houdaille, Jacques. Reconstitution of eighteenth-century families in Saint Domingue (Haiti). [Reconstitution des familles de Saint-Domingue (Haiti) au XVIIIe siecle.] Population, Vol. 46, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1991. 29-40 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"In this paper, the results of a study published in 1963 which related to three parishes in the south of [Saint Domingue, Haiti] are corrected. It also contains additional observations on 11 further parishes. Men tended to marry late in life, especially those born in France....Women's age at marriage increased throughout the eighteenth century....Only rough estimates of birth rates could be obtained, as not all children were baptised immediately after birth. However, contrary to opinions at the time, birth rates appear to have been relatively high. It is not possible to check mortality of adults, as not all deaths were recorded. However, infant mortality rates seemed to be somewhat lower than in contemporary France. This was probably due to the relatively high standard of education of the white population."
For the original study, published by the same author in 1963, see 29:4038.
Correspondence: J. Houdaille, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:30034 Lam, Thanh Liem. Viet Nam faces a population explosion. [Le Viet-Nam face a l'explosion demographique.] Information Geographique, Vol. 53, No. 5, 1989. 195-9 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The author describes the rapid population growth that has occurred in Viet Nam since the country's reunification in 1976 and the measures adopted by the government to try to slow this rate of growth. The author concludes that vigorous family planning efforts have had some impact on the urban population but no discernable effect in rural areas, where some 80 percent of the population lives. Population continues to grow rapidly and economic conditions continue to deteriorate.
Correspondence: T. L. Lam, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratoire Espace et Culture, 12 place du Pantheon, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France. Location: Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ.

57:30035 Mathews, Georges. Sociology and demographic problems. [Sociologie et problemes demographiques.] Cahiers de Recherche Sociologique, No. 14, Spring 1990. 111-5 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Current demographic trends in the Canadian province of Quebec are summarized. Attention is given to declining fertility, immigration, and demographic aging and to their consequences. The implications of these developments for sociological research are noted.
Correspondence: G. Mathews, Universite du Quebec, INRS-Urbanisation, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3P8, Canada. Location: New York Public Library.

57:30036 Peru. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica. Direccion General de Demografia (Lima, Peru). Peruvian population trends in the 1980s. [Evolucion de la poblacion peruana en la decada del 80.] Feb 1990. 74 pp. Lima, Peru. In Spa.
Population trends in Peru over the course of the 1980s are reviewed. Separate consideration is given to regional differences in population characteristics and to fertility, mortality, the economically active population, and illiteracy by department.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Direccion General de Demografia, Avenida 28 de Julio 1056, Lima, Peru. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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