Al-Shalkani, Mustafa. A system for collecting
vital statistics in Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Population
Bulletin of ESCWA, No. 35-37, 1989-1990. 43-97 pp. Amman, Jordan. In
"This paper examines the four major sources of population data in the countries of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) viz., general population censuses, registration statistics, household surveys and permanent registration of population. The paper starts with an analysis of the status quo of these sources in each country of the GCC, then proceeds to examine their standards of accuracy and finally identifies the problems faced by the data collection process in each source separately and states some practical solutions to them." The countries concerned are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Correspondence: M. Al-Shalkani, Kuwait University, Geography Department, Faculty of Commerce and Economic and Political Science, P.O. Box 5969, Safat, Kuwait. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Alexandre. The concept of family planning and its
influence on the formation and administration of state regulations in
the USSR. [Le concept de la planification de la famille et son
influence sur la pratique de la gestion d'etat en URSS.] Annales de
Demographie Historique, 1992. 151-68 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with
sum. in Eng.
The author reviews trends in illegal abortion in the Soviet Union during the years before and after the revolution of 1917, and describes the debates that occurred over the legalization of abortion and the promotion of family planning and contraception. The liberal abortion laws of the 1920s are compared with the restrictive laws enacted in the 1930s. The reasons for this political shift are briefly discussed.
Correspondence: A. Avdeev, University of Moscow, Center of Demography, Moscow, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Michael S.; Logrillo, Vito M.; Ellrott, Michael A.
Correcting the undercount in maternal mortality. IIVRS
Technical Paper, No. 56, Nov 1993. i, 6 pp. International Institute for
Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"The paper illustrates a number of methods which may be used to obtain a better count of maternal deaths." The data used concern New York State for the period 1980-1986.
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Francois; Smith, Lana; Pearce, David. First results from
Western European censuses. Population Trends, No. 74, Winter 1993.
18-23 pp. London, England. In Eng.
The authors present preliminary results from the 1990-1991 round of censuses in Western Europe, and briefly describe the methods used to check census results in individual countries. Information is provided on population size, age and sex distribution, nationality, household size, and comparisons of census counts and midyear estimates.
Correspondence: F. Begeot, European Communities, Statistical Office, B.P. 1907, 2985 Luxembourg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
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M. Pre-census mapping in Lesotho. GeoJournal, Vol.
28, No. 4, Dec 1992. 417-26 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"This paper discusses in respect of Lesotho the existing cartographic base for census mapping; census organization; methodology of census taking in Lesotho; geographical planning and specific strategies evolved in census mapping for the recent 1986 population census; some of the basic problems encountered in enumeration area mapping during the 1986 census; and also the use of census enumeration areas as a frame for national household survey capability programme and post-census cartographic activities."
Correspondence: D. M. Bohra, Bangalore University, Department of Geography, Bangalore 560 056, India.
A. The Office of Population Censuses and Surveys
Longitudinal Study. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 25, No. 10,
Oct 1993. 1,383-510 pp. Pion: London, England. In Eng.
"This special issue highlights the potential of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (OPCS) Longitudinal Study (LS) (which links census records for residents of England and Wales from 1971 to 1991), for research on migration and area studies."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Pion Limited, 207 Brondesbury Park, London NW2 5JN, England. Location: Princeton University Library (UES).
Julie; Haaga, John G.; Tey, Nai Peng; Starbird, Ellen H.; Peterson,
Christine E. The second Malaysian Family Life Survey.
Survey instruments. Pub. Order No. MR-107-NICHD/NIA. ISBN
0-8330-1307-6. 1993.  pp. RAND: Santa Monica, California. In Eng.
"This document discusses the design and development of the survey instruments for the Second Malaysian Family Life Survey (MFLS-2), which was carried out in Peninsular Malaysia in 1988-1989. It also presents the findings of debriefings with the field staff during and after the fieldwork and contains the actual survey instruments and the Interviewer's Instruction Manual."
Correspondence: RAND, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).