Volume 58 - Number 1 - Spring 1992

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.

58:10016 Dumas, Jean; Belanger, Alain; Fortier, Celine. Report on the demographic situation in Canada 1991. Current Demographic Analysis, Pub. Order No. 91-209E. Dec 1991. [xii], 181 pp. Statistics Canada: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
This is the latest in a series of reports on the general demographic situation in Canada. The first part is concerned with demographic trends as a whole and includes sections on demographic accounts, nuptiality, divorce, fertility, mortality, international migration, and internal migration. The second part presents an overview of principal world migratory flows since World War II, with particular reference to their implications for Canada. This report is also available in French.
For a previous report for 1988, see 56:20017.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Publication Sales, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10017 Mendras, Henri; Reillier, Frederic. 340 million Europeans. [340 millions d'Europeens.] ISBN 2-85956-883-2. 1990. 192 pp. Editions Ramsay: Paris, France. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
This is a selection of maps, statistics, and figures on the 12 countries that make up the European Community. The section on population (pp. 38-53) contains data on population projections, age distribution, immigration, urban population, and population density. Other sections are included on family and social structures, with information on fertility, educational status, and employment; economy; and religion.
Correspondence: Editions Ramsay, 9 rue du Cherche Midi, 75006 Paris, France. 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.

58:10018 Barbieri, Magali; Veron, Jacques. Demo-economic atlas of Africa. [Atlas demo-economique de l'Afrique.] [1991]. 31 pp. Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Eng; Fre.
This collection of demographic data on Africa is presented in map form and was prepared for an international conference on population held in Paris, France, in September 1991. The data are taken primarily from U.N. and World Bank published sources. The main aspects covered are population growth, fertility, mortality, food supply, urbanization, economic development, literacy, and religion.
Correspondence: Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10019 Beccari, Michel. Elements for a geographical analysis of the settlement of the Savanes region of Togo. [Elements pour une geographie de peuplement de la region des Savanes (Togo).] URD Document de Travail, No. 1, ISBN 2-908241-23-4. Aug 1991. 30 pp. Universite du Benin, Unite de Recherche Demographique [URD]: Lome, Togo. In Fre.
This is an analysis of the population of the Savanes region of Togo, based on data from the 1958-1960, 1970, and 1981 censuses. The first part is concerned with the spatial distribution of the population. The second part analyzes the various centers of population, or villages, in the region. The need for a detailed geographical survey of the region before its demography can be adequately studied is stressed.
Correspondence: Universite du Benin, Unite de Recherche Demographique, B.P. 12971, Lome, Togo. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10020 Brahimi, Rabah. Algerian demography. [Demographie algerienne.] Collections Statistiques, No. 17, 1989. 51 pp. Office National des Statistiques: Algiers, Algeria. In Fre.
This is a review of current population trends in Algeria based on official data. Sections are included on population trends in general, including age distribution; marriage patterns; fertility; and mortality. Extensive statistical data are included in appendixes for the years 1985 and 1986, together with summary data for 1987 and 1988.
Correspondence: Office National des Statistiques, 8-10 Rue des Moussebiline, Algiers, Algeria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10021 Cueugniet, Chantal. The population of the overseas departments of France in 1990. [La population des DOM en 1990.] Economie et Statistique, No. 248, Nov 1991. 3-18, 72-3 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
Demographic trends in the overseas departments of France are analyzed using data from the 1990 census. These departments, which consist of Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and French Guiana, had a total population in 1990 of almost one and a half million. Their rate of population growth is four times that of continental France. The analysis includes recent patterns in fertility, migration, employment, and housing.
Correspondence: C. Cueugniet, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Division Recensements de la Population, 18 Boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10022 Dixon, Chris. Human resources. In: South East Asian development: geographical perspectives, edited by Denis Dwyer. ISBN 0-582-30149-1. LC 89-13809. 1990. 110-39 pp. Longman Scientific and Technical: Harlow, England. In Eng.
This is an overview of the populations of Southeast Asia. Sections are included on population characteristics, spatial distribution, language, religion, and ethnic group. The author also examines changing rates of population growth, fertility changes, labor force trends, and education. A final section looks at government efforts to influence population trends through the development of population policies.
Correspondence: C. Dixon, City of London Polytechnic, Department of Geography, 117-119 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BU, England. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

58:10023 Dupaquier, Jacques; Bourcier de Carbon, Philippe. Results of the census. [Les revelations du recensement.] Population et Avenir, No. 604, Sep-Oct 1991. 16, [2] pp. Population et Avenir: Paris, France. In Fre.
A selection of short articles analyzing results from the 1990 census of France is presented in this issue. Topics covered include demographic aging, fertility trends, household structure, and foreigners and immigrants.
Correspondence: Population et Avenir, 35 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10024 Ezra, Markos. Population issues in rural development. In: Ethiopia: options for rural development, edited by Siegfried Pausewang, Fantu Cheru, Stefan Brune, and Eshetu Chole. ISBN 0-86232-958-2. LC 90-39967. 1990. 156-63 pp. Zed Books: Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey/London, England. In Eng.
Population trends in Ethiopia are reviewed, with particular reference to their implications for development planning. The author examines population size and growth, spatial distribution and density, morbidity and mortality, fertility, land supply, and ecological degradation. It is concluded that although there is growing awareness among government officials that rates of population growth are too high, there are no effective policies or programs being developed that could slow the rate of growth.
Correspondence: M. Ezra, University of Addis Ababa, Institute of Development Research, Demographic Training and Research Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

58:10025 Faour, Muhammad. The demography of Lebanon: a reappraisal. Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 27, No. 4, Oct 1991. 631-41 pp. London, England. In Eng.
The political reasons why it has not been possible either to hold a census in Lebanon since World War II, or to make available vital statistics by religious or ethnic group, are first outlined. The author then uses unpublished data collected in 1988 as part of the Saudi Food Assistance Campaign to estimate "(1) the total population of Lebanon in mid-1988, (2) the size of the Christian and Muslim communities, (3) the geographic distribution of the population by qada, which is the smallest administrative unit, and (4) the number of non-Lebanese civilians. Also discussed are some implications of the findings."
Location: Princeton University Library (SY).

58:10026 France. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED] (Paris, France). Twentieth report on the demographic situation in France. [Vingtieme rapport sur la situation demographique de la France.] Population, Vol. 46, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1991. 1,081-159 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Recent demographic trends in France are reviewed in this annual report, including mortality, causes of death, fertility, abortion, nuptiality, divorce, immigration, and population characteristics. The second part of the report presents a detailed analysis of current fertility trends and a review of current contraception and abortion. The third and final part looks at fertility and the generation reproduction rate.
For a previous report in this series, published in 1990, see 57:20036.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10027 Jagielski, Andrzej. Demographic transition in Poland in the period of transfer from socialism to democracy. ["La transition demographique" en Pologne a l'epoque du "passage du socialisme a la democratie"] Hommes et Terres du Nord, No. 1, 1991. 17-20 pp. Lille, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Pol.
Demographic trends in Poland are analyzed in the context of recent political, social, and economic changes. The divergence between population policy objectives and actual trends under Communism are noted. The author suggests that Poland and the other countries of Eastern Europe face the prospect of declining rates of population reproduction in the foreseeable future.
Correspondence: A. Jagielski, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26-28, 00-325 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

58:10028 Jones, Philip N. The French census 1990: the southward drift continues. Geography, Vol. 76, Pt. 4, No. 333, Oct 1991. 358-61 pp. Sheffield, England. In Eng.
Recent population trends in France are summarized using first estimates from the 1990 census. The focus is on regional differences in natural increase and in migration balances.
Correspondence: P. N. Jones, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull HU6 7RX, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

58:10029 Meksi, Ermelinda; Iaquinta, Pietro. Aspects of demographic trends in Albania. [Aspects de l'evolution demographique en Albanie.] Population, Vol. 46, No. 3, May-Jun 1991. 679-92 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
Recent demographic trends in Albania are analyzed using data from official sources. Topics covered include population growth, rural and urban population, age and sex distribution, natural increase, fertility, and mortality.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10030 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (New York, New York). 1990 census results. Statistical Bulletin, Vol. 72, No. 4, Oct-Dec 1991. 21-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Summary data from the 1990 census are used to show the continuance of major demographic trends in the United States from the 1970s to the 1980s. "The population gain in California, Texas and Florida accounted for more than half of the national increase in the past decade. The rapid growth of these states was mainly attributed to the large influx of persons of Hispanic origin, as well as Asians and Pacific Islanders to California." Reasons for the decision not to adjust the census results to account for underenumeration are also discussed.
Correspondence: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10031 Monnier, A. The demographic situation of Europe and the developed countries overseas: an annual report. Population. English Selection, Vol. 2, 1990. 231-42 pp. Paris, France. In Eng.
Current levels and trends in population growth and characteristics for the countries of Europe are estimated using data from official sources. Births, deaths, population size, nuptiality, fertility, divorce, and abortions are estimated using the latest available statistics. Selected data are also provided for other developed countries.
This is a translation of the French article published in 1990 and cited in 57:20044.
Correspondence: A. Monnier, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10032 Monnier, Alain. Eastern Europe: differentials and diversity. [L'Europe de l'Est, differente et diverse.] Population, Vol. 46, No. 3, May-Jun 1991. 443-61 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
Demographic trends in the countries of Eastern Europe since World War II are reviewed and compared. The author notes a diminishing of differences among countries and a convergence of demographic trends in all parts of Europe in the 20 years following the war. However, since 1965, fertility and mortality rates in Eastern Europe have remained relatively stable, whereas those elsewhere in Europe have declined. In addition to clear distinctions between Eastern Europe and the rest of Europe in areas such as family structure, causes of death, and migration, some differences among the countries of Eastern Europe itself persist.
Correspondence: A. Monnier, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10033 Panitch, Arnold; Cragin, Jeanne M. Immigrating to Quebec: the demographic challenges of a province experiencing low fertility. Migration World, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1991. 11-4 pp. Staten Island, New York. In Eng.
"This article focuses on the shifting population of Quebec, the cultural, social and political issues regarding the province's low fertility rate, and how these affect immigration policy."
Correspondence: A. Panitch, Boise State University, Social Work Department, Boise, ID 83725. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10034 Premi, M. K. Issues in the field of population for the 1990s. Demography India, Vol. 19, No. 1, Jan-Jun 1990. 5-15 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
The author explores population problems in India and reviews programs and workshops sponsored by government and international organizations to rectify these problems. Consideration is given to fertility rates, 1972-1987; family welfare and family planning programs; labor force participation; the environment and carrying capacity; drinking water and sanitation; and urbanization.
Correspondence: M. K. Premi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110 067, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10035 Thery, Herve; Waniez, Philippe. The populations of Brazil. [Les populations du Bresil.] Espace, Populations, Societes, No. 2, 1991. 409-21 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre.
Population data for Brazil are presented in tabular and map formats. The focus is on characteristics of the demographic transition as it progresses through the second stage. Consideration is given to levels of infant mortality by region, regional ethnic distribution, spatial distribution and urbanization, changes in life expectancy and infant mortality, the distribution of wealth, population density, and migration and its causes.
Correspondence: H. Thery, GIP RECLUS, Maison de la Geographie, 17 rue Abbe de l'Epee, 34000 Montpellier, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10036 Tumkaya, Nesim. Botswana's population trends: past and future. Botswana Notes and Records, Vol. 19, 1987. 113-28 pp. Gaborone, Botswana. In Eng.
This essay "described the past, present and future demographic characteristics of Botswana, explained the dynamics of population change and illustrated some of the implications of rapid population growth." Data are from official sources.
Correspondence: N. Tumkaya, Central Statistics Office, Private Bag 24, Gaborone, Botswana. Location: Columbia University Library, New York, NY.

58:10037 United Kingdom. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys [OPCS] (London, England). A review of 1990. Population Trends, No. 66, Winter 1991. 1-13 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This review summarises recent changes in the size and composition of the population of England and Wales, placing particular emphasis on changes between mid-1989 and mid-1990. It also reviews the statistics of migration, fertility, conceptions, abortions, marriages and divorces, and deaths during the calendar year 1990 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: Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Information Branch, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10038 United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa [ECA] (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Population issues for ECA member states during the 1990s. No. E/ECA/CM.16/34, Apr 10, 1990. 15, 6 pp. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Eng.
This paper first examines the role of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), then puts forward proposals for an African population strategy for the 1990s, that would involve the development of national population programs, population research, the integration of population variables in development planning, and the improvement of data collection and information dissemination.
Correspondence: U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

58:10039 Walsh, A. C. The population of Honiara: 1986 census atlas. [Popiulesin blong Honiara: olketa popiulesin map blong 1986.] Statistics Office Occasional Paper, No. 4, 1990. 95 pp. Department of Statistics: Honiara, Solomon Islands; Massey University, Board of Development Studies: Palmerston North, New Zealand. In Eng.
This publication presents data in map and other forms from the 1986 census of the Solomon Islands. The main purpose is to show regional differences in the area surrounding Honiara, the country's capital, that are relevant for planning purposes. Chapters are included on population structure, migration, economic characteristics, households, education, fertility, religion, and social characteristics.
Correspondence: Statistics Office, P.O. Box G6, Honiara, Solomon Islands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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