Volume 59 - Number 4 - Winter 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.

59:40026 Assogba, L. Mensah; Gbetoglo, K. Dodji; Kotokou, Kodjo. The population of Togo: current situation and future prospects. [Population togolaise: etat et perspectives.] Les Dossiers de l'URD, No. 3, ISBN 2-908241-23-4. Jan 1992. iii, 208, [17] pp. Universite du Benin, Unite de Recherche Demographique [URD]: Lome, Togo. In Fre.
This is a review of current demographic trends in Togo. The first part describes the available sources of demographic data and the methods of data collection. The second part outlines population characteristics and trends. The third part looks at the relationship between population and education, labor force trends, health, family planning, women's status, population policy, and development planning. An extensive bibliography is included.
Correspondence: Universite du Benin, Unite de Recherche Demographique, B.P. 12971, Lome, Togo. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40027 Couet, Christine; Tamby, Irene. The demographic situation in 1991. Population change. [La situation demographique en 1991. Mouvement de la population.] INSEE Resultats: Demographie-Societe, No. 26-27, ISBN 2-11-066130-5. Aug 1993. 261 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a review of the demographic situation in France in 1991. Following a brief analysis of demographic trends, the bulk of the publication consists of statistical data organized under the subject headings of population, marriage, divorce, recognition of paternity, births, abortion, deaths, monthly data, migration, regional and departmental data, and international data. Two appendixes describe the French vital statistics system and methods and definitions used in compiling the data.
Correspondence: Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, 18 boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40028 Novitskii, A. G. Population and labor resources: a reference book. [Naselenie i trudovye resursy: spravochnik.] ISBN 5-244-00402-6. 1990. 399 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This reference book describes the data available for the USSR on population and labor resources, including population growth, labor force participation, educational status, occupations, social structure, and labor migration.
Correspondence: Mysl', Leninskii Prospekt 15, 117071 Moscow B-71, Russia. Location: University of Minnesota, Wilson Library, Minneapolis, MN.

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.

59:40029 Cartier, Michel; Veron, Jacques. China and India: a comparison of demographic constraints. [Chine et Inde: une comparaison des contraintes demographiques.] Problemes Economiques, No. 2297, Oct 28, 1992. 1-8 pp. Paris, France. In Eng.
The authors compare demographic trends in China and India and policies and programs developed to slow population growth. Particular attention is given to regional differences within both countries and to problems of providing employment opportunities to a rapidly growing population.
Correspondence: J. Veron, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Brown University Library, Providence, RI.

59:40030 Ghetau, Vasile; Muntean, Gh.; Lungu, Gh.; Dinu, Elena; Corneci, Gilda; Culcea, Valentina; Leca, Cristina; Muresan, Mariana. Population and demographic change in Romania during the period 1980-1989. [Evolutia populatiei Romaniei si a principalelor fenomene demografice in perioada 1980-1989.] Revista Romana de Statistica, No. 11-12, 1990. 13-22 pp. Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
This is the first part of a two-part article describing population trends in Romania during the 1980s. This part examines population size and structure and fertility trends.
For Part 2, published in 1991, see elsewhere in this issue.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40031 Ghetau, Vasile; Muntean, Gh.; Lungu, Gh.; Dinu, Elena; Corneci, Gilda; Culcea, Valentina; Leca, Cristina; Muresan, Mariana. Population trends in Romania and trends in the major demographic indicators, 1980-1989. [Evolutia populatiei Romaniei si a principalelor fenomene demografice in perioada 1980-1989.] Revista Romana de Statistica, No. 1, 1991. 42-54 pp. Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
In this second part of a two-part article on population trends in Romania for the decade of the 1980s, the authors examine trends in general, and infant mortality and nuptiality trends.
For Part 1, published in 1990, see elsewhere in this issue.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40032 Ghetau, Vasile. Remarks on preliminary results of the population and housing census, January 7, 1992. [Citeva observatii asupra rezultatelor preliminare ale recensamintului populatiei si locuintelor din 7 ianuarie 1992.] Sociologie Romaneasca, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1992. 579-89 pp. Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
The author comments on preliminary results from the 1992 census of Romania. Sections are included on the slowing of population growth rates in the intercensal period 1977-1992 compared with the period 1966-1977, changes in the relative size of various ethnic minorities, and changes in the sizes of religious groups.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40033 Kabagwira, Athanasie; Tallon, Fabrice. Poverty and demography in Rwanda. [Pauvrete et demographie au Rwanda.] Imbonezamuryango/Famille, Sante, Developpement, No. 22, Dec 1991. 10-8 pp. Kigali, Rwanda. In Fre.
The authors first describe current demographic trends in Rwanda and their consequences. Next, they examine what steps have been taken, including attempts to develop a specific population policy designed to reduce fertility. They also discuss why it is so difficult to change attitudes toward the need for many children in a situation of economic underdevelopment and poverty.
Correspondence: A. Kabagwira, ONAPO, B.P. 914, Kigali, Rwanda. Location: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL.

59:40034 Kucera, Milan. Preliminary census data of March 3, 1991. [K predbeznym vysledkum scitani lidu, domu a bytu k 3. breznu 1991.] Sociologicky Casopis, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1992. 394-402 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze. with sum. in Eng.
The author reviews population trends in Czechoslovakia based on preliminary data from the 1991 census. Aspects considered included population size and distribution, ethnic groups, religion, and migration.
Correspondence: M. Kucera, Sociologicky Ustav CSAV, Jilska 1, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40035 Mier y Teran, Marta; Rabell, Cecilia A. Introduction: the demographic transition in the 1980s. [Introduccion: la transicion demografica en la decada de los ochenta.] Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, Vol. 52, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1990. 3-13 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
The authors review aspects of Mexico's demographic transition, with a focus on the 1980s. Population politics, contraceptive use patterns, changes in overall and infant mortality, and increased female labor force participation are considered as contributory factors to this transition.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40036 Miltenyi, Karoly. International cooperation in the field of population. [Nemzetkozi egyuttmukodes a nepesedes teruleten.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 71, No. 8-9, Aug-Sep 1993. 701-8 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author describes cooperation on population matters among member countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40037 Morrill, Richard. Development, diversity, and regional demographic variability in the U.S. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Vol. 83, No. 3, Sep 1993. 406-33 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"The purposes of this study are to describe the extent and geographic structure of demographic variability [in the United States] and to try to account for the variability on the basis of social and economic development....Emphasis is on understanding the variation in natality (birth rate), mortality (death rates), fertility, and the incidence of births to young mothers, as outcome variables, in the context of other kinds of demographic variables, including age structure, sex ratio, divorce, and of a broader set of variables relating to social and economic development. The objectives are to demonstrate that there are significant and fascinating geographic differences in demographic character...and to provide some understanding of the significance of this variation to the present and future American character."
Correspondence: R. Morrill, University of Washington, Department of Geography, Seattle, WA 98195. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

59:40038 Nishida, Shigeki; Kimura, Masabumi. Marriage, divorce, and birth and stillbirth by legitimacy in Japan for the period between 1899 and 1919. Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology, Vol. 58, No. 4, 1992. 224-34 pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Jpn. with sum. in Eng.
"The purpose of this study is re-evaluation of population dynamics, especially of marriage, divorce, and birth and stillbirth by legitimacy, in Japan before the first population Census...[for the] period from 1899 to 1919...."
Correspondence: S. Nishida, Institute of Public Health, Department of Demography and Health Statistics, 6-1 Shirokanedai, 4-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108, Japan. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40039 Okolski, Marek. Anomalies in demographic transition in Poland. Geographia Polonica, No. 59, 1992. 41-53 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
Some country-specific features of the demographic transition in Poland are analyzed. Specifically, the author looks at the period 1945-1955, when demographic trends were affected by the aftereffects of World War II, and the period 1970-1985. This second period was characterized by the deteriorating health of the population, particularly adult males; the strengthening of the family as a socioeconomic rather than an emotional unit; and a widening gap between demographic characteristics of rural and urban areas, particularly fertility and mortality.
Correspondence: M. Okolski, Warsaw University, Department of Economics, Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

59:40040 Omran, Abdel R.; Roudi, Farzaneh. The Middle East population puzzle. Population Bulletin, Vol. 48, No. 1, Jul 1993. 40 pp. Population Reference Bureau: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
Population trends in the Middle East are explored. The authors find that "the region is undergoing a transition from high to low fertility and mortality, but the pace and level of change varies tremendously among the countries, between urban and rural populations, and among different ethnic groups. Use of family planning is generally low in the region, but has increased in recent decades in some of the most populous countries....The movement between labor-surplus and labor-deficit countries within the region, combined with substantial Asian labor immigration to the Gulf countries, has altered the population structures of a number of Middle Eastern countries. Improvements in women's education, population policies to slow fertility, and political developments will help determine the future demography of the Middle East, but the momentum created by past fertility and the current age structure suggests that the region will have close to 500 million inhabitants by 2025."
Correspondence: Population Reference Bureau, 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 520, Washington, D.C. 20009-5728. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40041 Penz, Hugo. Problems of the recent population development in Tirol. Geographia Polonica, No. 59, 1992. 143-54 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
Population trends in the Tirol, in western Austria, since World War II are analyzed. Consideration is given to the effect of altitude on the demographic development of communities and to the importance of tourism for population stability.
Correspondence: H. Penz, Innsbruck University, Institute of Geography, Innsbruck, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

59:40042 Sandu, Dumitru. Romanian demography and social, political, and scientific factors (1950-1990). [Demografia romaneasca intre social, politic si stiintific (1950-1990).] Sociologie Romaneasca, Vol. 2, No. 1-2, 1991. 87-92 pp. Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
The author examines developments in Romanian demography from 1950 to 1990, with a focus on the various socioeconomic, political, and scientific factors that have affected those developments.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40043 Sandu, Dumitru. Transition and demographic differentiation in the rural milieu. [Tranzitie si diferentiere demografica in mediul rural.] Viitorul Social, Vol. 82, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1989. 349-62 pp. Bucharest, Romania. In Rum.
Regional differences in the pace of the demographic transition in Romania are analyzed. The focus is on the period 1975-1985.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

59:40044 Sauberer, Michael. Some remarks on recent trends in regional population dynamics in Austria. Geographia Polonica, No. 59, 1992. 79-82 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
The author notes that some recent demographic trends, such as a significant increase in immigration, a decline in out-migration from major cities, and a slight increase in fertility, have thrown into doubt recent studies that forecast a decline in the population of Austria as a whole, and certain specific regions in particular, for the period 1981-2011.
Correspondence: M. Sauberer, Osterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Komission fur Raumforschung, Vienna, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

59:40045 Sufian, Abu J. M. The demography of Saudi Arabia. Population Review, Vol. 37, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 1993. 64-70 pp. La Jolla, California. In Eng.
The author provides a brief overview of the demographic situation in Saudi Arabia. Aspects considered include population size, fertility, mortality, population growth, women's status, and contraceptive use. Reasons for the continued high fertility rate in the face of rapid socioeconomic development are discussed.
Correspondence: A. J. M. Sufian, King Faisal University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, P.O. Box 2397, Dammam 31451, Saudi Arabia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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