Volume 62 - Number 3 - Fall 1996

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.

62:30021 Coleman, David. Europe's population in the 1990s. ISBN 0-19-828896-4. LC 95-23844. 1996. xxxvi, 346 pp. Oxford University Press: New York, New York/Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This book describes and analyses key aspects of Europe's population at a time of great ferment in European political and social change, when more attention than ever has been focused not just upon individual states but upon developments embracing many European countries....The international comparisons in demographic behaviour presented in this book provide important indicators of the extent to which convergence in social behaviour is, or is not, already proceeding in contemporary Europe....A conference on Europe's Population in the 1990s was held at the London School of Economics in April 1993 under the aegis of the British Society for Population Studies, in order to review...demographic developments in Europe. This book presents revised and updated versions of the papers presented there, together with two papers specially written for this book in order to make the coverage of topics more complete."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30022 Compton, Paul. Demographic review, Northern Ireland 1995. Research Monograph, No. 1, ISBN 1-897614-18-7. Mar 1995. [xvi], 250 pp. Northern Ireland Economic Council: Belfast, Northern Ireland. In Eng.
This report analyzes recent demographic trends in Northern Ireland. "The report has three main objectives....A major objective is...to highlight the similarities and contrasts with Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, as well as to place the Province within the wider European dimension. Demographic processes cannot be properly understood outside their socioeconomic, cultural and political contexts and a second objective of the study has been to venture beyond the presentation of basic demographic facts and to interpret recent trends through the mechanisms that drive the Province's demographic system....The third objective of the report is...to examine the more important connections that exist between specific features of the Province's demography and the local economy." There are chapters on population size and distribution; population characteristics, including age, sex, and language; fertility; mortality and morbidity; migration; migrant characteristics; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; religion; economic activity and employment; and projections.
Correspondence: Northern Ireland Economic Development Office, Northern Ireland Economic Council, Bulloch House, 2 Linenhall Street, Belfast BT2 8BA, Northern Ireland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30023 Gowariker, Vasant. The inevitable billion plus: exploration of interconnectivities and action possibilities. ISBN 81-237-0632-4. 1993. 320 pp. National Book Trust: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This is a collection of essays on population growth and sustainable development in India, based on the 1991 census. The importance of making use of science and technology to meet the needs of people in all regions of the country is emphasized. Essays concern family planning and the national population program; population policy; technology of reproductive control; environmental issues; natural resources; health and nutrition; urbanization; literacy; regional development; women and development; and housing.
Correspondence: National Book Trust, A5 Green Park, New Delhi 110 016, India. Location: Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, NY.

62:30024 Józwiak, Janina. Selected aspects of demographic transition in Europe. Polish Population Review, No. 7, 1995. 145 pp. Polish Demographic Society: Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
"This special volume of the Polish Population Review contains selected papers of two seminars that were held in Pisa (Italy), March 1994, and Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), May 1994....The seminar in Pisa discussed questions of demographic transition [in Europe] in the social and economic context. Four papers of this seminar are included in the volume....The remaining five papers present results of the seminar in Louvain-la-Neuve which covered problems of health, mortality and social security [in Europe]."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Polish Demographic Society, Al. Niepodleglosci 164, Room 3, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30025 Peck, Dennis L.; Hollingsworth, J. Selwyn. Demographic and structural change: the effects of the 1980s on American society. Contributions in Sociology, No. 114, ISBN 0-313-28744-9. LC 95-37332. 1996. xxvii, 219 pp. Greenwood Press: Westport, Connecticut. In Eng.
This collection of essays focuses "primarily on demographic change in the United States during the 1980s....The purpose of this edited volume is served by the various assessments of political, economic, technological, and population change that occurred during the 1980s. The authors also consider the patterns that are predicted to emerge during the course of this final decade of the twentieth century. The content provided herein is intended to provide an assessment upon which community analysts and other planners may develop a more comprehensive understanding of future growth and development of the American society."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30026 Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk. Institut Sotsial'no-Ekonomicheskikh Problem Narodonaseleniya (Moscow, Russia). Russia--1993. The socio-demographic situation: an analytical contribution. [Rossiya--1993. Sotsial'no-demograficheskaya situatsiya: analiticheskii doklad.] LC 95-193582. 1994. 147 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
This is a general analysis of recent demographic trends in Russia, based on official data collected in 1992 and 1993. The focus is on the impact that economic and political changes in the country have had on the demographic situation. "The problem of natural and migration changes is considered as well as the problem of [the] labour market, employment and unemployment, of standards of living and social differentiation, [and] of qualitative characteristics of population. Separate chapters are devoted to [the] position of different socio-demographic groups..., to [the] problem of incomes, consumption and social infrastructure. Some assessments of future prospects have been given."
Correspondence: Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Sotsial'no Ekonomicheskikh Problem Narodonaseleniya, ul. Krasikova 27, 117218 Moscow, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30027 Universidad de la Rebública. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales. Programa de Población (Montevideo, Uruguay); Uruguay. Oficina de Planeamiento y Presupuesto. Cooperación Técnica (Montevideo, Uruguay). A demographic atlas of Uruguay: socio-demographic and basic needs indicators, Uruguay 1985. [Atlas demográfico del Uruguay: indicadores sociodemográficos y de carencias básicas, Uruguay 1985.] ISBN 9974-49-045-6. 1995. 247 pp. Editorial Fin de Siglo: Montevideo, Uruguay. In Spa.
A selection of socioeconomic and demographic data is presented for Uruguay in the form of maps. The data exclude the capital Montevideo. Part 1 contains the socio-demographic data and has sections on population trends, including population growth and migration; population characteristics, such as density and age and sex distribution; marriages, families, and households; fertility; infant mortality; economic activity; and education. Part 2 provides data on basic needs, including poverty, overcrowding, and illiteracy.
Correspondence: Editorial Fin de Siglo, Eduardo Acevedo 1624, Montevideo, Uruguay. 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.

62:30028 Ahlburg, Dennis A. Demographic and social change in the island nations of the Pacific. Asia-Pacific Population Research Reports, No. 7, Feb 1996. 26 pp. East-West Center, Program on Population [POP]: Honolulu, Hawaii. In Eng.
The author reviews demographic trends in the Pacific Island nations, with a focus on the impact of population growth on the region's development efforts. "Although urbanization levels are generally low, in several countries population growth has led to high levels of population density, which may be placing stress on the land and other resources....Projected declines in fertility, mortality, and migration will slow the region's rates of population growth over the next 35 years. Nevertheless, all countries of the Pacific will experience substantial population increases, and growth rates will remain high in several Melanesian and Micronesian countries. Accommodating the additional numbers of people will pose major challenges to their governments and societies."
Correspondence: East-West Center, Program on Population, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30029 Avdeev, Alexandre; Monnier, Alain. Population developments in Russia, 1959-1994: population tables. [Mouvement de la population de la Russie 1959-1994: tableaux démographiques.] Donées Statistiques, No. 1, 1996. 88 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This document attempts to provide basic population statistics for Russia for the period 1959-1994. Much of this information has not previously been made public. The data, which are presented for each year, concern total population, marriages, births, divorces, and deaths. All the data are provided by age, sex, and rural or urban residence. The authors cite the major demographic indicators calculated from these data. In addition to the data supplied in the published tables, more detailed information is included on a floppy disc written in Microsoft WORD.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30030 Catasús Cervera, Sonia I. The population of Cuba: main characteristics and demographic trends. [La population de Cuba: principales caractéristiques et tendances démographiques.] Les Dossiers du CEPED, No. 39, ISBN 2-87762-086-7. Apr 1996. 35 pp. Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
This study describes the main characteristics of the demographic transition that has occurred in Cuba over the course of the twentieth century. It analyzes trends in mortality and fertility and describes factors affecting fertility such as contraception, abortion, and nuptiality. The author also discusses the participation of women in the development process, the role of population policy, and future population perspectives.
Translated from the Spanish by Claudia Cosio and Maria E. Cosio-Zavala.
Correspondence: Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30031 Dorbritz, Jürgen; Gärtner, Karla. 1995 report on the demographic situation in Germany. [Bericht 1995 über die demographische Lage in Deutschland.] Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1995. 339-448 pp. Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
Demographic trends in Germany up to 1994 are examined. Aspects considered include population size, spatial distribution, foreigners in the country, nuptiality, fertility, divorce, abortions, ethnic Germans moving to Germany, internal migration, living arrangements, mortality, life expectancy, and causes of death.
Correspondence: J. Dorbritz, Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 6, Postfach 5528, 65180 Wiesbaden, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30032 Dumont, Gérard-François. The population of French regions: decreasing or emphasizing differences? [Les populations des régions françaises: atténuation ou accentuation des différences?] Espace, Populations, Sociétés, No. 1, 1996. 37-43 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"In the population of France appear great general trends, [such] as aging, increase of the lifespan, [and] periurbanisation. However, according to the regions, evolutions are different. Thus, densities show an increase [in] regional divergences. On the other hand, the spreading of...low [fertility] and a failing birth-rate entail a lowering of the divergences between regional demographic behaviours. But the regional migratory systems appear much diversified and have...important consequences on the distribution by ages of the populations of the regions."
Correspondence: G.-F. Dumont, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, UFR de Géographie, 191 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30033 Foschiatti de Dell'Orto, Ana M. Studies on the population of northeastern Argentina. [Estudios sobre la población del nordeste argentino.] Cuadernos del GREDES, No. 17, Aug 1993. 49 pp. Universidad Nacional de Salta, Grupo de Estudios Socio-Demográficos: Salta, Argentina. In Spa. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
"In this paper the author deals with the variables that explain the population growth and its spatial distribution within the [northeastern region of Argentina]....During the last 30 years [there] has been...a process of demographic regression. Adding [to] the general economic situation, this phenomenon leads to the [exodus] of the inhabitants that is affecting the population structure."
Correspondence: Universidad Nacional de Salta, Mendoza No. 2, 4400 Salta, Argentina. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30034 Friganovic, Mladen A.; Zivic, Drazen. Regional differences and problems of population development in Croatia, 1948-1991. [Regionalne razlicitosti i problemi kretanja stanovnistva Hrvatske 1948-1991.] Geografski Glasnik, No. 56, 1994. 33-51 pp. Zagreb, Croatia. In Scr. with sum. in Eng.
The authors analyze changes in population size and density in Croatia from 1948 to 1991. "Since the end of World War II the population growth rate has been in a permanent decline in Croatia due to occasional intense emigration, but also due to decrease in the number of newborn and increased number of deaths (ageing of the population in spite of higher living standards). This has been happening all over Croatia, which displays great differences in population density....Polarization is significant also in migration of the population in urban and rural settlement...."
Correspondence: M. A. Friganovic, Croatian Geographic Society, Marulicev trg 19, 41000 Zagreb, Croatia. Location: University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, MI.

62:30035 Goldstein, Alice. The many facets of change and their interrelations, 1950-1990. In: China: the many facets of demographic change, edited by Alice Goldstein and Wang Feng. 1996. 3-19 pp. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado/Oxford, England. In Eng.
"In order to provide the setting for the chapters which follow, we seek here to provide an outline of the changes, delineate the major trends in the demographic variables, and suggest the broad economic and political developments as they relate to population change [in China]. As such we do not attempt to provide an in-depth assessment of the transitions; details are provided by the various chapters and in other studies. Rather, we will present a framework within which the more detailed analyses can be assessed."
Correspondence: A. Goldstein, Brown University, Population Studies and Training Center, Box 1916, Providence, RI 02912. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30036 Kerr, Don; Ram, Bali. Population trends in Canada. [La dynamique de la population au Canada.] Focus on Canada, Pub. Order No. 96-305F. ISBN 0-13-150848-2. 1994. 63 pp. Statistics Canada: Ottawa, Canada; Prentice Hall Canada: Scarborough, Canada. In Fre.
This report describes recent population trends in Canada. It uses census data, including data from the census of 1991. There are chapters on population growth and spatial distribution, age distribution, sex distribution, and marital status.
Correspondence: Prentice Hall Canada, 1870 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1P 2J7, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30037 Ordorica Mellado, Manuel. Reconciling population censuses with birth, death, and migration statistics through an expolinomial function. [Conciliación de la población de los censos y las estadísticas de nacimientos, defunciones y migración a través de una función expolinomial.] Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos, Vol. 9, No. 3, Sep-Dec 1994. 509-19, 783 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"This study seeks to build a mathematical function, which has been named expolinomial, to describe total population dynamics in Mexico between 1940 and 1990. It also aims to carry out an analysis to reconcile data from population censuses with birth, death, and migratory data."
Correspondence: M. Ordorica Mellado, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Demográficos y de Desarrollo Urbano, Camino al Ajusco 20, 10740 Mexico City, DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30038 Potrykowska, Alina. Socio-demographic transformations in Poland. [Transformations socio-démographiques en Pologne.] Espace, Populations, Sociétés, No. 1, 1996. 137-44 pp. Villeneuve d'Ascq, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"The process of transition from a centrally planned to a market economy, started in 1989 in Poland, has generated many problems. A deep economic recession, a degradation of life conditions and a high rate of unemployment, consequences of this change, have deeply marked the evolution of Poland's demographic situation: declining life expectancy, decreasing fertility rate, slowing down of internal migrations and reinforcement of emigration to foreign countries, growing rate of unemployment particularly of women and young people, degradation of families, life conditions, etc."
Correspondence: A. Potrykowska, Académie Polonaise de Sciences, Institut de Géographie et d'Aménagement du Territoire, 30 Krakowski Przedmiecie, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:30039 Sun, Huaiyang; Wu, Chao. A comparative study of demographic changes in China and India. Chinese Journal of Population Science, Vol. 7, No. 3, 1995. 277-85 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"This study is an analysis of the differences between the demographic changes in [China and India] in different periods of time and the impact of these changes upon their population development."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

Copyright © 1996-1997, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.