Volume 58 - Number 1 - Spring 1992

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.

58:10001 Trebici, Vladimir. The population of the earth: global demography. [Populatia terrei: demografie mondiala.] ISBN 973-44-0061-4. 1991. 364 pp. Editura Stiintifica: Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
This is a general introduction to the study of the world's population. The first part examines global trends, with chapters on current population dynamics, age and sex composition, mortality, fertility, population growth and reproduction, international migration, rural and urban population, and the economically active population. The second part looks at regional issues, the relationship between population and development, the demographic transition, policy, and future world prospects.
Correspondence: Editura Stiintifica, Bucharest, Romania. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10002 Vallin, Jacques. Demography. [La demographie.] Reperes, No. 105, ISBN 2-7071-2097-9. 1992. 125 pp. Editions La Decouverte: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general introduction to the methods of demography and the purpose of demographic study. It includes chapters on population dynamics in general, the demographic transition, demographic analysis and the identification of demographic differentials, the search for causes of demographic differentials, and population projections and policies. The geographical scope is global.
Correspondence: Editions La Decouverte, 1 place Paul-Painleve, 75005 Paris, France. 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.

58:10003 Haupt, Arthur; Kane, Thomas T. Population handbook: international edition. 3rd ed. ISBN 0-917136-12-8. LC 91-66596. 1991. 71 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This is a revised and updated edition of a basic handbook on the world's population and the concepts of demography. This edition includes new sections on race and ethnicity and on households and families.
For a previous edition, published in 1988, see 55:10024.
Correspondence: Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 520, Washington, D.C. 20009-5728. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10004 Krishan, Gopal. New themes in population research. Demography India, Vol. 18, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 1989. 249-60 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
The limited scope for extending the frontiers of demographic research is noted by the author, who suggests some new perspectives on previous research in light of India's specific needs as a developing country.
Correspondence: G. Krishan, Punjab University, Department of Geography, Chandigarh 160 014, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10005 Matthiessen, Poul C. Population and society. [Befolkning og samfund.] Handelshojskolen i Kobenhavn, Serie Y, No. 2, ISBN 87-17-03564-3. 1990. 94 pp. Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck: Copenhagen, Denmark. In Dan.
This is a general introduction to the study of demography. It contains chapters on sources of demographic data, fertility, the family, mortality, migration, age distribution, and the consequences of population trends. The geographical scope is global, with particular reference to Denmark.
Correspondence: Nyt Nordisk Forlag Arnold Busck, Kobmagergade 49, 1150 Copenhagen K, Denmark. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10006 Reddy, P. H. Development of demography in India. Demography India, Vol. 18, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 1989. 237-48 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
The author reviews the growth of demography in India, with an emphasis on the importance of adapting research methods to the material being studied, rather than always relying on inappropriate but traditional techniques.
Correspondence: P. H. Reddy, Population Centre, 2nd Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560 003, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10007 Winsborough, Halliman H. Demography: encyclopedia entry. CDE Working Paper, No. 91-04, Apr 1991. 20 pp. University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology: Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
The author offers definitions of demography and demographic concepts and briefly describes research in various topics related to population. The education and training of demographers is outlined. The paper is included as an entry in the Encyclopedia of Sociology, published in 1991.
Correspondence: University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology, 4412 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1393. 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 .

58:10008 Horvath, Robert A. Population theories in Hungary in the late XVIIIth century. Journal of European Economic History, Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring 1991. 175-86 pp. Rome, Italy. In Eng.
The development of population theory in Hungary throughout the eighteenth century is reviewed. Consideration is given to the effects of Turkish occupation on the population decrease and the labor force and to legislative efforts to increase both population size and productivity. The works of Hungarian statisticians and demographers of the period are noted.
Correspondence: R. A. Horvath, Szeged University, Szeged, Hungary. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10009 Leeuw, Frans. Methodological aspects of the reconstitution and evaluation of the behavioral theories that underlie population policy. [Aspects methodologiques de la reconstitution et de l'evaluation des theories du comportement qui sous-tendent une politique demographique.] Politiques de Population: Etudes et Documents, Vol. 4, No. 4, Sep 1991. 5-42 pp. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Aspects of the theoretical concepts that underlie specific population policies are examined. In the first part, the author defines the concept of policy theory. Two examples of policy theories in the population field are given in the second part; these concern family planning communication programs designed to reduce unwanted and unplanned pregnancies, and the provision of childcare facilities to encourage female labor force participation. The third part describes a methodology for identifying and evaluating policy theories. The final part looks at the practical application of this concept, with particular reference to Paul Demeny's proposals concerning pronatalist population policies.
Correspondence: F. Leeuw, Netherlands Court of Audit, Division of Policy Evaluation Research, The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10010 Tuljapurkar, Shripad. Population dynamics in variable environments. Lecture Notes in Biomathematics, No. 85, ISBN 3-540-52482-7. 1990. 154 pp. Springer-Verlag: New York, New York/Berlin, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Eng.
"Most of this book is concerned with the theory of populations which are subject to random temporal changes in their vital rates, although other kinds of variation (e.g., cyclical) are also dealt with. The central questions are: how does temporal variation works its way into a population's future, and how does it affect our interpretation of a population's past." The book is intended for both demographers concerned with human populations and population biologists.
Correspondence: Springer-Verlag, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

58:10011 Winsborough, Halliman H. Demography in the next century. CDE Working Paper, No. 91-22, 1991. 18 pp. University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology: Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
The author describes changes in population theory over the past century and makes projections concerning the future of selected components of these changes. The relationship of sociology to the projected changes in demography is also discussed.
Correspondence: University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology, 4412 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1393. 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.

58:10012 Findlay, Allan M. Population geography. Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 15, No. 1, Mar 1991. 64-72 pp. London, England. In Eng.
The author reviews current trends in the study of population geography and identifies a movement of the subdiscipline during the 1980s toward a possible redefinition as spatial demography. He then outlines the main research topics pursued by population geographers during this period. The geographical scope is worldwide.
Correspondence: A. M. Findlay, University of Glasgow, Department of Geography and Topographic Science, Applied Population Research Unit, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

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.

58:10013 Brown, Robert L. Introduction to the mathematics of demography. ISBN 0-936031-08-5. LC 91-13446. 1991. viii, 230 pp. ACTEX Publications: Winsted, Connecticut. In Eng.
This is a textbook designed to introduce the undergraduate student to the mathematics of demography. Chapter topics cover measurement techniques, basic population theory, life tables, and population projections. "This text...tries to strike a happy compromise between a qualitative presentation and introductory, undergraduate quantitative analysis. There is much material that is purely descriptive, but there is also an extensive survey of the foundational mathematics required in much of the work done by demographers....Examples are drawn from North American applications and studies. Each chapter includes a number of worked examples and a set of exercises for the reader to solve." An extensive bibliography is provided.
Correspondence: ACTEX Publications, P.O. Box 974, Winsted, CT 06098. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10014 Kritz, Mary M. Building demographic capacity for population policy in developing countries. Population and Development Program: 1990 Working Paper Series, No. 2.17, 1990. 13 pp. Cornell University, Department of Rural Sociology: Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
"The question addressed in this paper is whether the donor community is giving sufficient attention to the strengthening of advanced demographic capacity in developing countries? Thus the focus is on Ph.D level capacity and strengthening of university-based research and training centers and not on all capacity-building work in the population sector." The need for trained demographic personnel to contribute toward the development of population policies is stressed. The author concludes that trained demographers have played an important role in the development of effective population policies in Asia, and that strengthening demographic capacity may be a necessary component of developing effective policies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Correspondence: Cornell University, Department of Rural Sociology, 134 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-7801. Location: University of Pennsylvania, Demography Library, Philadelphia, PA.

58:10015 Murdock, Steve H.; Ellis, David R. Applied demography: an introduction to basic concepts, methods, and data. ISBN 0-8133-8372-2. LC 91-35208. 1991. xx, 299 pp. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado/Oxford, England. In Eng.
This introductory text is designed to show the application of demographic techniques in such areas as real estate, marketing, and regional and services planning. It "allows the novice to understand demographic variables and to analyze their impact on specific private- and public-sector interests." It includes chapters on demographic concepts and trends, data sources and the principles of data use, basic methods and measures of applied demography, and methods for estimating and projecting populations. The geographical focus is on the United States.
Correspondence: Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301-2847. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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