Volume 59 - Number 2 - Summer 1993

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.

59:20012 Avramov, Dragana. Individual, family, and population in controversy? A study of demographic processes and population policies in Europe. [Pojedinac, porodica i stanovnistvo u raskoraku? Studija o demografskim procesima i populacionim politikama u Evropi.] ISBN 86-23-03057-5. 1993. 183 pp. Naucna Knjiga: Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng.
This is a general study of demographic trends in Europe that focuses on the change from high to low fertility, and the policy choices this presents the governments concerned. Chapters are included on depopulation and the political response to contemporary demographic challenges, theoretical views on current demographic trends, current trends in the regions of Europe and in Yugoslavia, the family and household, and the place of the individual as a beneficiary of population policy.
Correspondence: Naucna Knjiga, Uzun Mirkova 5, 11000 Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20013 Banister, Judith. Vietnam population dynamics and prospects. Indochina Research Monograph, No. 6, ISBN 1-55729-038-5. LC 92-32674. 1993. xiii, 105 pp. University of California, Institute of East Asian Studies: Berkeley, California. In Eng.
The author depicts the dynamics of and prospects for the population of Viet Nam, using recently available data from the 1988 fertility survey and the 1989 census. She first reviews the country's politics and economy since 1975, then gives consideration to age and sex distribution, mortality, marriage patterns, family planning and fertility, international migration, urbanization and internal migration, ethnic groups, education and literacy, the labor force, the population in 1992, and future trends. The text of the 1988 Viet Nam Council of Ministers Decision 162 regarding population and family planning policies is included.
Correspondence: Joanne Sandstrom, Managing Editor, University of California, Institute of East Asian Studies, Berkeley, CA 94720. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20014 Bazhenova, E. S.; Ostrovskii, A. V. The population of China. [Naselenie Kitaya.] ISBN 5-244-00396-8. LC 89-211589. 1991. 236 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Using official Chinese sources, the authors analyze current and past demographic trends in China. Topics covered include population policy, the increase in age at marriage, the decrease in family size, urbanization, employment, and forecasts of future rates of population growth.
Correspondence: Mysl', Leninskii Prospekt 15, B-71, 117071 Moscow, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20015 Lamur, Humphrey E.; MacDonald, John S. Social consequences of population pressure in the Guianas. Caribbean Culture Studies, No. 4, ISBN 90-70313-21-4. 1989. vi, 266 pp. Amsterdam Centre for Caribbean Studies: Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
This book is the product of a session at the 45th International Congress of Americanists, held in July 1985 in Bogota, Colombia. It consists of nine papers by various authors (eight in English and one in French) on aspects of population pressure in the Guianas, defined as French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and parts of Brazil and Venezuela. Topics covered include migration, natural resources, infant and child mortality, agricultural mechanization, cattle ranching and settlers, fertility, and urbanization.
Correspondence: Amsterdam Centre for Caribbean Studies, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20016 New World Demographics (Shady Side, Maryland). The FirstBook of demographics for the republics of the former Soviet Union, 1951-1990. ISBN 0-9632883-0-X. LC 92-64068. 1992. x, 17, [148] pp. Shady Side, Maryland. In Eng.
This publication presents a selection of demographic and other data for the republics of the former Soviet Union. It includes sections on territory, population density, and comparisons with U.S. regions; total, urban, and rural population, 1951-1990; 1990 oblast population rankings; population changes, 1951-1990; nationalities as of 1989 by area; family size; educational status and urban migration; housing; labor force; employment; and vital statistics. The data are also available in machine-readable format from the publishers.
Correspondence: New World Demographics, L.C., P.O. Box 866, Shady Side, MD 20764. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20017 Shu, Jing; Khoo, Siew Ean. Australia's population trends and prospects, 1992. Pub. Order No. 92 3059 9. ISBN 0-644-27292-9. 1993. xiv, 98 pp. Bureau of Immigration Research: South Carlton, Australia. In Eng.
This is the ninth in a series of annual reports on population trends in Australia. "The five major areas covered in this edition are: the recent patterns in the rate of growth of Australia's total population and its geographical distribution, including a comparison in the international context; the influence of fertility and mortality rates on natural increase, including a discussion of marriage, de facto relationships and divorce; international migration, including a comparison of current programs with Canada and the United States, and a study of the characteristics of recent immigrants and emigrants; the impact of immigration on Australia's population profile, including age structure, ethnic composition, population distribution and the composition of the labour force; [and] population projection of future growth and change, both the results of short-term projections by the Bureau of Immigration Research and longer term projections by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The 1992 edition...has a special focus on comparisons with other industrial countries and with countries in the Asia-Pacific region."
For the 1991 report by Allan Borowski and Jing Shu, see 58:30023.
Correspondence: Bureau of Immigration Research, P.O. Box 659, South Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia. 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.

59:20018 Arowolo, O. O. The population situation in Ethiopia. Population and Development Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 1, Jan 1990. 20-37 pp. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Eng.
"The purpose of this paper is to present some basic facts about the population of Ethiopia, discuss their relevance to social and economic development and place the government policy position in perspective." Data are primarily from official sources.
Correspondence: O. O. Arowolo, ONCCP, Population and Development Planning Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

59:20019 Canada. Ontario (Province). Ministry of Citizenship (Toronto, Canada). Ontario: a diverse and changing society: a report on selected demographic trends. [L'Ontario: une societe cosmopolite en mouvement: rapport sur certains mouvements demographiques.] Ethnocultural Data Base Materials--Series III, Special Report, No. 5, ISBN 0-7729-7537-X. LC 91-225551. [1991]. 34, 34 pp. Toronto, Canada. In Eng; Fre.
"The report focuses on the changes and the growing diversity in Ontario's population, in terms of: culture and race, immigration patterns, age and gender, language, geographic distribution, and socio-economic characteristics."
Correspondence: Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, 77 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M7A 2R9, Canada. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

59:20020 Dumont, Gerard-Francois. The geography of the population of France. [La geographie de la population de la France.] Defense Nationale, Vol. 48, No. 12, Dec 1992. 87-97 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Current demographic trends in France are reviewed using data from the 1990 census. The author examines the factors contributing to internal migration and to the increase in population size, especially in urban populations. The importance of regional differences in population trends is stressed.
Correspondence: G.-F. Dumont, Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 16 rue de Lorraine, 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20021 Dumont, Gerard-Francois. The population of France in 1992. [La population de la France en 1992.] ISBN 2-86419-020-6. [1993]. 8 pp. Association pour la Recherche et l'Information Demographiques [APRD]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The demographic situation in France in 1992 is reviewed. Attention is given to regional differences in fertility. The author also examines the implications of the closing of maternity centers in certain sparsely populated rural areas.
Correspondence: G.-F. Dumont, Universite de Paris-Sorbonne, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20022 Ela, Jean-Marc. The demographic stakes in Black Africa: what lies behind the debate. [Les enjeux demographiques en Afrique noire: les dessous d'un discours.] Afrique 2000, No. 8, 1992. 73-89 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The current debate concerning the population dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa is reviewed. The author describes the present demographic situation and the potential for future high rates of population growth. He also discusses Africa's resource potential and its current low levels of population density as well as the growing demands in certain quarters for population control policies. He concludes that much of the demand for population control comes from those who benefit from a world economy that is dominated by the developed market-economy countries, and that a workable solution to population problems in Africa can only come about if the inequalities between rich and poor countries are resolved.
Correspondence: J.-M. Ela, Universite de Yaounde, Departement de Sociologie, BP 337, Yaounde, Cameroon. Location: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL.

59:20023 Golini, Antonio; Cantalini, Bruno; Lori, Agostino. Population changes in Europe. Demographic and social prospects and problems. Labour, Vol. 5, No. 2, Autumn 1991. 3-35 pp. Rome, Italy. In Eng.
The significance of recent demographic changes in the European Community is assessed. Among the changes noted by the authors are the fragmentation of the traditional family and the social consequences this has had, and the growing imbalance between demographic trends north and south of the Mediterranean. The implications of these changes for both social and migration policy are considered.
Correspondence: A. Golini, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione, Viale Beethoven 56, 00144 Rome, Italy. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

59:20024 Hull, Terence H.; Forbes, Dean. Demographic and social change in Vietnam. Australian Development Studies Network Briefing Paper, No. 16, Jul 1990. 11 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
This briefing paper consists of two separate studies. The first, by Hull, presents first results on fertility, marriage, and mortality from the 1989 Viet Nam census. The second, by Forbes, uses census data to examine recent trends in urbanization.
Correspondence: Australian National University, Australian Development Studies Network, GPO Box 4, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20025 Lambert, Andre. A retrospective of Belgium without immigration. [Retro-prospective d'une Belgique sans immigres.] Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economique, Vol. 31, No. 1, Feb 1992. 3-16 pp. Wezembeek, Belgium. In Fre.
The author estimates how recent demographic trends in Belgium might have developed if there had been no immigration.
Correspondence: A. Lambert, Association pour le Developpement de la Recherche Appliquee en Sciences Sociales, Brussels, Belgium. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

59:20026 Meszaros, Arpad. Size and structure of the Hungarian population according to the final results of the 1990 population and housing census. [A nepesseg szama es osszetetele az 1990. evi nepszamlalas vegleges adatai alapjan.] Demografia, Vol. 35, No. 3-4, 1992. 393-410 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
Population trends in Hungary during the 1980s are discussed, using data from the 1990 census. Results indicate a population decline of 3.2 percent over the period, primarily due to out-migration. Also considered are changes in sex and age distribution, marriage and divorce rates, educational status, labor force participation, and occupational status.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20027 Neupert, Ricardo F. Mongolia: recent demographic trends and implications. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, Dec 1992. 3-24 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
"This study examines the recent levels and past trends in the basic components of Mongolia's population growth and analyzes some of the most relevant consequences of the present and expected population trends and their policy implications. Despite previous high rates of population growth, and in spite of the Government's strict pro-natalist policy, fertility is declining. However, abortion, which was legalized in 1989, plays a preponderant role in fertility decline, even though the Government has removed former restrictions on contraception."
Correspondence: R. F. Neupert, State Statistical Office, Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20028 Shen, J. Analysis of urban-rural population dynamics of China: a multiregional life table approach. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 25, No. 2, Feb 1993. 245-53 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This is the second of two papers in which the urban-rural population dynamics of China [are] analyzed. Urban-rural population life tables are constructed in this paper. The differential urban and rural population dynamics are revealed by the calculations of life expectations, net reproduction expectations, and net migraproduction expectations in the urban and rural regions of China."
For the previous paper, published in 1991, see 58: 10093.
Correspondence: J. Shen, London School of Economics, Department of Geography, London WC2A 2AE, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).

59:20029 Visaria, Pravin. Indian population problem: emerging perspective after the 1991 census. Demography India, Vol. 20, No. 2, Jul-Dec 1991. 273-95 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
The author analyzes data from the 1991 census of India. Consideration is given to data quality, population growth, completeness of count, international migration, interstate growth rates, sex ratio and the deficit of females, literacy, urbanization, and labor force participation. The implications of census findings for population policy and family planning programs are discussed.
Correspondence: P. Visaria, Gujarat Institute of Area Planning, Sarkhej, Gandhi Nagar High Way, Gota 382 481, Ahmedabad, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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