Volume 59 - Number 2 - Summer 1993

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.

No citations in this issue.

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.

59:20801 Schoendorf, Kenneth C.; Parker, Jennifer D.; Batkhan, Leonid Z.; Kiely, John L. Comparability of the birth certificate and 1988 maternal and infant health survey. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 2: Data Evaluation and Methods Research, No. 116, Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 93-1390. ISBN 0-8406-0473-4. LC 92-49066. Mar 1993. iv, 19 pp. U.S. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS]: Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
This report examines the quality of birth certificate data in the United States. Specifically, it "compares responses to the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey maternal questionnaire to similar items from the birth certificate, including demographic factors and items pertaining to the current and past pregnancies."
Correspondence: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20802 United States. National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS] (Hyattsville, Maryland). Where to write for vital records: births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Pub. Order No. DHHS (PHS) 93-1142. ISBN 0-16-036275-X. Mar 1993. 30 pp. Hyattsville, Maryland. In Eng.
"The purpose of this publication is...to provide information about individual vital records maintained only on file in [U.S.] State or local vital statistics offices." Information is provided by state on costs of copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce records. Addresses to write to and additional remarks to help the searcher are included.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop SSOP, Washington, D.C. 20402-9328. 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.

59:20803 Bloomfield, G. T. Boundaries of Canadian census units in 1871. Canadian Industry in 1871 Research Report, No. 10, ISBN 0-88955-206-1. May 1990. 32, [78] pp. University of Guelph, Department of Geography: Guelph, Canada. In Eng.
This report concerns a project to reconstruct maps of the census enumeration districts for the 1871 census of Canada. Estimates of the population for 1871 are presented for districts and subdistricts.
Correspondence: University of Guelph, Department of Geography, Canadian Industry in 1871 Project, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20804 Brennan, Murray. China's 1990 population census: an initial reaction. Economics Programme Working Paper, No. 55, ISBN 0-86905-194-6. LC 92-207828. Jul 1991. 9 pp. Murdoch University, Economics Programme: Murdoch, Australia. In Eng.
Using official data from the 1982 census of China and preliminary data from the 1990 census, the author analyzes aspects of population dynamics and characteristics. He also discusses the quality of the available data and the economic implications of current demographic trends.
Correspondence: Murdoch University, Economics Programme, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6153, Australia. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

59:20805 Cohen, Michael L. Choice and conflict about census data: adjusting the American census count. Journal of Public Policy, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1991. 357-98 pp. Cambridge, England. In Eng.
In this paper "reasons for inevitable defects in the census count are listed in the first section; the second section reports efforts by the U.S. Census Bureau to identify sources of error in census coverage, and make estimates of the size of the errors....The paper describes the conflict between statistical practices, laws and public policy about census adjustment in the United States, and concludes by considering the extent to which causes [of error] in America are likely to be found in other countries."
Correspondence: M. L. Cohen, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Location: Princeton University Library (SPIA).

59:20806 European Communities. Statistical Office [EUROSTAT] (Luxembourg). 1990/1991 Community programme of censuses of population: comparative analysis. [Gemeinschaftliches Programm der Volkszahlungen 1990/1991: vergleichende Analyse/Le programme communautaire des recensements de la population 1990/1991: analyse comparative.] Theme 3, Population and Social Conditions: Series E, Methods, ISBN 92-826-4418-9. 1992. 70 pp. Luxembourg. In Eng; Fre; Ger.
This document provides a brief comparative analysis of the questionnaires and methods used by member countries of the European Community in the 1991 census round.
Correspondence: European Communities, Statistical Office, L-2920 Luxembourg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20807 Himes, Christine L.; Clogg, Clifford C. An overview of demographic analysis as a method for evaluating census coverage in the United States. Population Index, Vol. 58, No. 4, Winter 1992. 587-607 pp. Princeton, New Jersey. In Eng.
"Since the 1950 U.S. census, demographic methods based on the fundamental balancing equation of demography have played an important role in the evaluation of the census net undercount. Application of this set of methods, called demographic analysis, results in national estimates of the net undercount for age-race-sex groups. Although results of demographic analysis are readily available in Bureau of the Census publications, the procedures used to estimate each of the components of population change are less well-known. In this paper we review the historical foundation of demographic analysis, beginning with Coale's 1950 census evaluation project and concluding with the recent evaluation of the 1990 census. We examine each of the components of the method, how their estimation has changed over time, and how they were estimated for the 1990 census."
Correspondence: C. L. Himes, Pennsylvania State University, Population Research Institute, University Park, PA 16802. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20808 Lee, Sharon M. Racial classifications in the U.S. census: 1890-1990. Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, Jan 1993. 75-94 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article examines racial classifications on United States population census schedules between 1890 and 1990 to provide insights on the changing meanings of race in U.S. society....A detailed examination of racial classifications from the 1980 and 1990 Censuses shows that the influence of political interests on racial statistics is particularly important. The article concludes with a discussion of whether official statistical recorders such as population censuses should categorize and measure race, given the political motivations and non-scientific character of the classifications used."
Correspondence: S. M. Lee, University of Richmond, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Richmond, VA 23173. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

59:20809 Population Association of Nigeria [PAN] (Ibadan, Nigeria). Everybody's guide to the Nigerian census. ISBN 978-31077-0-4. LC 91-204620. 1990. [viii], 117 pp. Ibadan, Nigeria. In Eng.
This booklet was prepared as part of a national campaign to inform the Nigerian public about the 1991 census.
Correspondence: Population Association of Nigeria, c/o P.M.B. 5, University Post Office, Ibadan, Nigeria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20810 Rodriguez, Clara E. Race, culture, and Latino "otherness" in the 1980 census. Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 4, Dec 1992. 930-7 pp. Austin, Texas. In Eng.
"In the 1980 [U.S.] Census 40 percent of Hispanics identified themselves racially as 'other.' In 1990 this proportion increased. This note examines why a nonrandom sample of 58 Latinos responded they were 'other' to a replica of the 1980 Census question on race. The results counter the interpretation that those who say they are 'other' are racially mixed or misunderstand the question. The results suggest many Latinos see race as a combination of race and culture."
Correspondence: C. E. Rodriguez, Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center, Division of Social Sciences, 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

59:20811 Sweden. Statistiska Centralbyran (Stockholm, Sweden). Population and housing census 1990. Part 7: the planning and processing. [Folk- och bostadsrakningen 1990. Del 7: upplaggning och genomforande.] ISBN 91-618-0644-7. 1992. 84 pp. Stockholm, Sweden. In Swe. with sum. in Eng.
This report describes the organization and administration of the 1990 Swedish census.
Correspondence: Statistiska Centralbyran, Karlavagen 100, S-102 50 Stockholm, Sweden. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20812 Tanzania. Bureau of Statistics (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). Tanzania sensa 1988. Population census: geographical work. Aug 1991. iv, 47 pp. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Eng.
This is the second volume in a planned series of seven from the 1988 census of Tanzania. It describes the pre-enumeration geographical work undertaken in preparation for the census.
For a further report on census methodology, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: President's Office, Planning Commission, Bureau of Statistics, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

59:20813 Tanzania. Bureau of Statistics (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). Tanzania sensa 1988. Population census: methodology. [1991]. v, 61 pp. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Eng.
This is the first in a planned series of seven volumes from the 1988 census of Tanzania. It describes "the different activities that were performed before, during and after enumeration. Problems that were encountered during the census operation are highlighted with a view to alerting those who will be responsible for the next census. Likewise, an attempt is made to suggest solutions to some of the problems that were faced."
For a separate report on preparations for the census, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: President's Office, Planning Commission, Bureau of Statistics, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

59:20814 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (New York, New York). Manual on population census data processing using microcomputers. Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 53; ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/53, ISBN 92-1-161326-4. LC 91-208115. 1990. xviii, 118 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This is one in a series of technical reports and manuals being developed by the United Nations that will focus on developments in the census data processing field. "The present publication...deals with computer technology and the issues involved in making decisions on the processing of census data. It is hoped that national statistical and census organizations will find it useful in selecting appropriate methods and techniques in the light of their specific needs."
Correspondence: United Nations, Sales Section, New York, NY 10017. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

59:20815 Wilk, Richard; Miller, Stephen. The census as an ethnocentric grid: methodological problems in understanding the Caribbean household. PIRT Working Paper, No. 92-15, Nov 1992. 20, [2] pp. Indiana University, Population Institute for Research and Training [PIRT]: Bloomington, Indiana. In Eng.
This study examines problems that arise when the Western definition of a household unit is applied to census taking in other cultural settings. A case study of Crooked Tree, Belize, is included.
Correspondence: Indiana University, Population Institute for Research and Training, Memorial Hall East 220, Bloomington, IN 47405. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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 .

59:20816 Bozon, Michel; Leridon, Henri; Riandey, Benoit. Sexual behavior in France: from one report to another. [Les comportements sexuels en France: d'un rapport a l'autre.] Population et Societes, No. 276, Feb 1993. [4] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Eng.
The authors describe two large-scale French surveys on sexual behavior, the Rapport Simon of 1972 and the Analyse des Comportements Sexuels en France conducted in 1991-1992. The major changes in sex behavior that have occurred during the period covered by the surveys are summarized.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20817 Population Council (New York, New York). Peru 1991/1992: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 24, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1993. 66-70 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1991/1992 Peru Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 13,479 households and 15,882 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are provided on fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive use, marital status, postpartum variables, infant mortality and child survival, disease prevention and treatment, and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:20818 Shea, Martina. Characteristics of recipients and the dynamics of program participation: 1987-1988. Data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Current Population Reports, Series P-70: Household Economic Studies, No. 31, Nov 1992. 56, [55] pp. U.S. Bureau of the Census: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This report uses data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to examine the participation in various [U.S.] government assistance programs at a point in time and over a 28-month period. It presents data from the complete panel file of the 1987 SIPP which covers the time period from October 1986 through April 1989. Descriptions of the SIPP program and the 1987 panel file are contained in appendixes...."
Correspondence: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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