Volume 62 - Number 4 - Winter 1996

A. General Population Studies and Theories

Works of a general and comprehensive nature. Studies that are limited to well-defined problems of demography are cited under the relevant topic and are cross-referenced to this division, if appropriate.

A.1. General Population

Global population studies.

A.1.1. General Population--Long Studies

Comprehensive, book-length surveys of the present status of demography and its principal branches, including the historical development of these studies, analytical studies of demography as a whole, and global population studies.

62:40001 Birg, Herwig. World population: dynamics and dangers. [Die Weltbevölkerung: Dynamik und Gefahren.] Beck'sche Reihe, No. 2050, ISBN 3-406-41050-2. 1996. 144 pp. C. H. Beck: Munich, Germany. In Ger.
This volume presents an overview of the global demographic situation at the end of the twentieth century and projections into the twenty-first century. Topics covered include demographic theory and history; socioeconomic development and population; the gap between developed and developing countries; fertility and mortality trends and projections; spatial distribution and urbanization; the relationships between population, development, and environmental policies; and the ethics of population control.
Correspondence: C. H. Beck, Verlagsbuchhandlung (Oscar Beck), Wilhelmstraße 9, 80801 Munich, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40002 Hollingsworth, William G. Ending the explosion: population policies and ethics for a humane future. ISBN 0-929765-44-3. LC 96-7741. 1996. xiv, 254 pp. Seven Locks Press: Santa Ana, California. In Eng.
This book makes the case that preventing global overpopulation is a primary ethical imperative, and a necessary, if often forgotten, step toward a sustainable future for the planet. The author first examines likely future population scenarios both with and without efforts to reduce the rate of population growth. Next, the direct means to reduce rates of growth, such as family planning and population education programs, are described, as well as indirect means, such as reducing levels of infant and child mortality, raising age at marriage, encouraging breast-feeding, and reducing levels of gender inequality. The ethical objections to the use of incentives and disincentives are also discussed. The book concludes with a chapter spelling out the ingredients of a global bargain involving both rich and poor countries designed to reduce the rate of population growth and increase global equity.
Correspondence: Seven Locks Press, P.O. Box 25689, Santa Ana, CA 92799. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40003 Independent Commission on Population and Quality of Life (Oxford, England). Caring for the future: making the next decade provide a life worth living. ISBN 0-19-286186-7. 1996. xiv, 359 pp. Oxford University Press: New York, New York/Oxford, England. In Eng.
This report outlines "a radical agenda to confront the economic, human, and environmental crises facing the world today." This agenda consists of the following four main aspects: targets and timetables to improve the standards of health and education, a tax on international financial transactions to raise the necessary funding, a rejection of overreliance on free-market economics, and putting women's rights at the forefront of efforts to stabilize global population. The report argues that population problems can be tackled most effectively by working toward a "dynamic population balance in harmony with the environment," and by emphasizing the importance of improving the quality of life as a goal of development efforts. Recommendations in the areas of abortion, reproductive health, and family planning are included.
Correspondence: Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40004 Klatzmann, Joseph. Overpopulation: myth or menace? [Surpopulation: mythe ou menace?] ISBN 2-7178-3057-X. 1996. 145 pp. Economica: Paris, France. In Fre.
The prospects for future global population growth are analyzed, and the conflicting arguments as to whether this growth will have beneficial effects or will pose additional problems are reviewed. There are chapters on global population trends, food supplies, ecological issues, the demographic contrast between the developed and developing worlds, the impact of rapid population growth on socioeconomic development prospects, and the relationship between population numbers and quality of life. The author concludes that, since neither the optimistic nor the pessimistic arguments about the impact of global population growth can be proven, it makes sense to err on the side of caution, and to include efforts to reduce rates of population growth in the effort to resolve problems of underdevelopment.
Correspondence: Economica, 49 rue Héricart, 75015 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40005 Reddy, Marlita A. Statistical abstract of the world. 2nd ed. ISBN 0-8103-6433-6. 1996. xxi, 1,120 pp. Gale Research: Detroit, Michigan. In Eng.
This volume presents a selection of data for 186 different countries in a uniform format. The data include "physical characteristics; demographic subjects: ethnicities, religion, and language; education; science and technology; government and defense; labor; energy, production, and manufacturing; and finance, economics, and trade." The book is organized by country and a keyword index is provided. The demographic section concerns the period 1960- 2020 and includes data on population size, density, fertility, mortality, life expectancy, and married women of reproductive age.
Correspondence: Gale Research, 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, MI 48226-4094. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.1.2. General Population--Short Studies

Short (fewer than 100 pages), general works on population and global population studies. Items on activities of research institutions in demography are also included.

62:40006 Brower, Michael C. Population complications: understanding the population debate. Oct 1994. 23 pp. Union of Concerned Scientists: Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Eng.
"Some experts claim that population growth is the most serious threat to humanity's future; others see its effects as greatly exaggerated, even benign. There has also been strong debate over how to limit population growth. Some have argued that family planning programs are the quickest and surest way to curb birth rates, others that the only solution lies in lifting people out of poverty and ensuring women's rights. The truth lies somewhere in between these extremes, but exactly where to strike the balance is an important and politically sensitive issue. Much of the dispute over the population issue centers on two questions. First, what role does population growth play in the world's social and environmental problems? And second, what is the most effective and humane way to reduce population growth rates?"
Correspondence: Union of Concerned Scientists, Two Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA 02238-9105. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40007 Conly, Shanti R. Taking the lead: the United Nations and population assistance. ISBN 1-889735-00-0. LC 96-78202. 1996. x, 54 pp. Population Action International: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This report describes UN activities in population assistance. The main focus is on the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The report includes recommendations for improving UN assistance for population activities.
For a related publication on UN activities in population, by Cynthia P. Green and Shanti R. Conly, see elsewhere in this issue.
Correspondence: Population Action International, 1120 19th Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, D.C. 20036. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40008 Hall, John B. Negative population growth: why we must, and how we could, achieve it. Population and Environment, Vol. 18, No. 1, Sep 1996. 65-71 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"Humanity has been all too successful in remodeling much of the natural world to serve its own purposes. While this has permitted an unprecedented increase in the number of humans that the Earth will support, it appears that we have exceeded the limits of our natural life-support systems and are rapidly destroying the very resources needed to sustain our existence. We need to turn to the conquest of one last frontier, perhaps the most difficult and dangerous one of all, the mastery of ourselves....A brief look at the list of pressing world problems will make it obvious that the present world population is already far greater than can be sustained, even at present levels of misery, for very many more generations."
Correspondence: J. B. Hall, University of Hawaii, Department of Microbiology, 5326 Keikilani Circle, Honolulu, HI 96821-1515. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40009 Khalatbari, Parviz. Population growth and civilization. The population explosion in a shrinking world. [Bevölkerungsentwicklung und Zivilisation. Die Bevölkerungsexplosion in einer zusammengeschrumpften Welt.] In: Viele Kulturen--eine Welt. Eine Vortragsreihe des Museums für Völkerkunde 1993/94, edited by Dieter Kramer. Interim, Vol. 15, ISBN 3-88270-391-1. 1995. 83-98 pp. Museum für Völkerkunde: Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In Ger.
Trends in population growth are described and the growth of developed and developing countries is compared and projected into the future. The causes and consequences of population growth are explored; consequences include large-scale international migration, famine, destruction of the environment, global warming, unemployment, uncontrolled urbanization, and massive poverty. The author concludes that a global catastrophe is unavoidable, barring the unlikely prospect of an effective world government being established to solve these problems.
Correspondence: P. Khalatbari, Gesellschaft für Demographie, Parkaue 3, 10367 Berlin, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40010 Khalatbari, Parviz. Population growth and underdevelopment. [Bevölkerungswachstum und Unterentwicklung.] In: Globales Bevölkerungswachstum--exponentiell ins Chaos? ISBN 3-9804502-2-8. 1995. 83-109 pp. Studenteninitiative Wirtschaft und Umwelt: Münster, Germany. In Ger.
Past and future population growth in developed and developing countries is contrasted and the history of underdevelopment is described. After a brief analysis of the recent trends in population growth, the conclusions of the 1994 Cairo conference are critiqued. Due to the age structure of the developing countries, the author foresees the likelihood of continued population growth even if the birth rate decreases. Finally, the problems resulting from continued population growth in the developing countries are examined, and the author concludes that only a new world system can avert a global catastrophe.
Correspondence: P. Khalatbari, Gesellschaft für Demographie, Parkaue 3, 10367 Berlin, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40011 Khalatbari, Parviz. The population explosion--a risk for existing civilization! [Die Bevölkerungsexplosion--ein Risiko für die bestehende Zivilisation!] In: Earth Summit '92--Perspektiven für eine neue Weltordnung. 1993. 125-52 pp. Studenteninitiative Wirtschaft und Umwelt: Münster, Germany. In Ger.
The author analyzes global trends in population growth and projects them into the future, pointing out the imbalances between developed and developing countries. The causes and consequences of the population explosion in the developing countries are explored, culminating with a section on unemployment, urbanization, and poverty. The author sees the increase in the number of people living in abject poverty as a potential threat to world peace and warns that nothing short of a miracle will solve these global problems.
Correspondence: P. Khalatbari, Gesellschaft für Demographie, Parkaue 3, 10367 Berlin, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40012 Lévy, Michel L. What are demographers for? [A quoi servent les démographes?] Population et Sociétés, No. 306, Oct 1995. 1-3 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the creation of the Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, the author considers some of the areas of current interest to demographers. These include statistical data, the problems caused by the demographic transition, and changes in the family.
Correspondence: M. L. Lévy, Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40013 Moffett, George D. Global population growth: 21st century challenges. Headline Series, No. 302, ISBN 0-87124-158-7. LC 94-71669. Jul 1994. 72 pp. Foreign Policy Association: New York, New York. In Eng.
This study examines global trends in population growth, focusing both on the consensus that the rate of growth needs to be slowed and on the ways to do this, which include a combination of family planning and development plans that emphasize the education of women. The author points out that not only does the population issue affect attempts to solve problems in other areas, but that the end of the Cold War provides a new opportunity for tackling population problems, and that delay in doing so will only increase the size of the problem in the future. The book contains chapters on the consequences of population growth, the growth of cities, feeding the world, models of family planning, women's education and empowerment, and U.S. policy and the global agenda.
Correspondence: Foreign Policy Association, 729 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40014 Population Action International (Washington, D.C.). Why population matters, 1996. [1996]. 55 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This report summarizes the reasons Americans should be concerned about population issues. It is organized into five sections, including: "an introduction addressing the purpose of the publication and describing the realities of population programs; an insert detailing population facts and figures; three sections of `key reasons,' describing the impact of continued population growth on economic development, on the environment, and on safety and health; a discussion of the history and contributions of the U.S. population assistance program; and suggestions as to what activists in the field can do to influence the policy debate in Washington."
Correspondence: Population Action International, 1120 19th Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, D.C. 20036. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40015 Prioux, France. Recent demographic trends. [L'évolution démographique récente.] Population, Vol. 51, No. 3, May-Jun 1996. 657-74 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Recent population trends in France are examined. The analysis covers general trends, international migration, fertility, abortion, marriage and divorce, and mortality by cause, including AIDS.
Correspondence: F. Prioux, Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40016 United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] (New York, New York). Global population assistance report, 1994. ISBN 0-89714-284-5. [1996]. 60 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This report reviews the flow of financial resources to international assistance for population activities in 1994. The data, for individual years from 1985 to 1994, are provided by donor, channel (bilateral, multilateral, or NGO), and recipient.
For the 1993 report, see 62:20007.
Correspondence: United Nations Population Fund, 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.2. Population Theory

Discussions of the main principles of demography and population theory not applied to actual data, including such concepts as Malthusianism, the demographic transition, overpopulation, optimum population, and stable and stationary population models as distinct from methodological studies and models using data, which are classified under N. Methods of Research and Analysis Including Models .

62:40017 Burke, B. Meredith. Managed growth and optimum population: irreconcilable concepts. Population and Environment, Vol. 17, No. 6, Jul 1996. 537-44 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"`Managed growth' is a politically popular rallying point which offends no faction by insisting upon nonnegotiable limits. Subscribers to this philosophy focus upon short-run accommodations to growth which apparently mitigate its physical consequences. `Managed growthers' react to longterm numerical projections with rejection, if not outright hostility. They may be more amenable to quality-of-life rationales for population limitation evolving from the biophilia hypothesis and `ecopsychology.' These theories claim that our species needs to exist in proximity to untrammelled wilderness and a natural environment for psychic health and creativity."
Correspondence: B. M. Burke, 443 Tennessee Lane, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40018 Clarke, Harry. International populations: some welfare implications of birth, death and migration. Schools of Economics and Commerce Discussion Papers, Series A, No. 95.05, ISBN 0-85816-996-7. Feb 1995. 33 pp. La Trobe University, School of Commerce: Bundoora, Australia. In Eng.
"The welfare effects of population size change and locational shifts are analysed using gains-from-trade theory. The resulting framework does not give rise to the pessimism of Malthusianism and `optimal population' theory. Overpopulation becomes viewed as a consequence of market failures impinging on fertility choices rather than a reflection of the existence of fixed factors. The approach enables a straightforward generalisation of standard single-good, single-factor models of population growth into more realistic settings where, for example, induced capital flows can arise because of demographic change. For small open economies, accounting for such induced effects can make free trade in factors immiserising for preexisting people unless they are perfectly altruistic toward their progeny."
Correspondence: La Trobe University, School of Commerce, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40019 Laslett, Peter. What is old age? Variation over time and between cultures. In: Health and mortality among elderly populations, edited by Graziella Caselli and Alan D. Lopez. 1996. 21-38 pp. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England; International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liège, Belgium. In Eng.
The author examines some of the problems associated with defining when old age begins. He looks at differences among societies and cultures as well as changes over time within them. Differences between societies that have experienced the process of demographic aging and those that have not yet done so are also discussed. The implications of the aging of societies for the study of demography are considered.
Correspondence: P. Laslett, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, 27 Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40020 Mackey, Wade C. The "demographic transition" in relation to cultural evolution: a candidate for paradigmatic imperialism. Mankind Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 1, Fall 1996. 61-75 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"A major principle widely accepted in sociology and demography has been the phenomenon known as the `demographic transition' wherein a culture with high birth rates and high death rates evolves into one with high birth rates and low(ering) death rates, and then stabilizes at both low birth rates and low death rates. Although the transition has occurred in a number of countries, it is not certain that every population will necessarily follow that trajectory. Evidence is offered to suggest alternate pathways. The consequences of such alternatives upon cultural evolution are discussed."
Correspondence: W. C. Mackey, Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA 52601. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40021 White, Paul; Jackson, Peter. (Re)theorising population geography. International Journal of Population Geography, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec 1995. 111-23 pp. Chichester, England. In Eng.
"Population geography has become separated from other branches of human geography by not engaging strongly with recent debates in social theory. The reasons for this partly lie in the wealth of data that population geographers have available to them concerning their major interest--demographic events....A case is made here for population geographers to consider in particular three areas of social theoretic debate--social construction theories, realist ideas on extensive and intensive research, and the politics of position. Suggestions are made as to what a (re)theorised population geography might look like."
Correspondence: P. White, University of Sheffield, Department of Geography, Sheffield S10 2TN, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

A.3. Interrelations with Other Disciplines

Interdisciplinary studies of demographic problems and studies of the interaction of demography with other disciplines. This coding is also used for reports, studies, and surveys from other disciplines that include information of demographic interest.

62:40022 Equipe de Recherche Transition de la Fecondité et Santé de la Reproduction [ETS] (Marseilles, France). A scientific project. [Projet scientifique.] ETS Notes et Projets, No. 1, Apr 1996. 17 pp. Equipe de Recherche Transition de la Fécondité et Santé de la Reproduction [ETS]: Paris, France; Institut Français de Recherche Scientifique pour le Développement en Coopération, ORSTOM Editions: Paris, France. In Fre.
This report describes how a research team was established at ORSTOM in 1994. The team's main areas of concern were the fertility transition and reproductive health. The objective of this initiative was, in cooperation with research institutions in developing countries, to develop interdisciplinary research on the conditions and determinants of controlling population growth and improving reproductive health. Particular attention was given to the impact of population and health policies and to changes that affect the structure of families.
Correspondence: Equipe de Recherche Transition de la Fécondité et Santé de la Reproduction, ORSTOM/LPE, Case 10, Centre St. Charles, 3 place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseilles Cedex 3, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40023 Heald, Suzette. The power of sex: some reflections on the Caldwells' "African sexuality" thesis. Africa, Vol. 65, No. 4, 1995. 489-505 pp. Edinburgh, Scotland. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
Using a primarily anthropological approach, the author examines data on the people of Eastern Africa to question some of the assumptions on which the Caldwells have based their proposed model of an African sexual system. She argues that "their views fail to grasp the way sexual restraints and restrictions form the basis of the moral order in East African societies. Their model of a distinctively African sexual system overemphasises descent in a way that systematically underplays the importance of marriage and reduces ancestor cults to exclusive concern with lineage, reproduction and continuity. By contrast, it is argued with reference to the Gisu of Uganda, ancestral beliefs in their general form are associated with the overall templates for correct social living and these hinge not on lineality but on sexuality and its control. In this light, most East African cultures can be labelled `respect cultures', in that they see their social orders as rooted in respect, respect which implies deference, attention to proper decorum and above all self-restraint. The rules problematise sexuality. The article then turns to the sacred power attributed to coitus itself."
Correspondence: S. Heald, University of Lancaster, Department of Sociology, Lancaster LA1 4YW, England. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

62:40024 Lenoir, Remi. The invention of demography and the birth of the state. [L'invention de la démographie et la formation de l'état.] Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, No. 108, Jun 1995. 36-61, 86-7 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Ger.
"The sole aim of this article is to look at one of the social sciences which has always seen itself as a tool for state management and a means of knowing society and to bring out the mechanisms that serve to constitute the categories of this thought, their underlying problematics and the issues in which they have a stake. The analysis attempts to construct the social space in which...demographic discourse is produced and diffused....It remains that the broad scientific and political consensus enjoyed by demography can be explained in part by the nature of the categories it uses, the same as those used by government registry offices, and the assumptions that go with them, categories instituted and consecrated by the State, then, and used from the viewpoint of the State."
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

62:40025 Nash, Alan. Population geography. Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 20, No. 2, Jun 1996. 203-14 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This is the last of three reports discussing major avenues of progress in the alleviation of population geography's poor reputation. The first examined the route of policy-relevant research, the second considered the importance of sound scholarship and, as promised, this report will explore the part that can be played by improved communication and dissemination of our work...."
Correspondence: A. Nash, Concordia University, Department of Geography, Graduate Program in Geography and Public Policy, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

62:40026 Tyler, Carl W. Contributions of Alexander D. Langmuir to the epidemiologic study of population change and family planning. American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 144, No. 8, Suppl., Oct 15, 1996. 51-7 pp. Baltimore, Maryland. In Eng.
This article documents the contribution of the eminent American epidemiologist Alexander D. Langmuir to the study of population change and family planning. Particular attention is paid to his work during the 1960s on the application of epidemiological techniques to the study of contraceptive safety and effectiveness and to the evaluation of family planning programs.
Correspondence: C. W. Tyler, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Practice Program Office, Mailstop E42, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

A.4. Textbooks and Teaching Programs

Major demographic textbooks and teaching aids, general surveys and collections of readings that are particularly suitable as supplements to coursework, studies on the organization and coverage of training programs in demography, and selected items on population education.

62:40027 Bocquier, Philippe. Event history analysis using STATA software. [L'analyse des enquêtes biographiques à l'aide du logiciel STATA.] Documents et Manuels du CEPED, No. 4, ISBN 2-87762-093-X. Jul 1996. xii, 208 pp. Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The purpose of this manual is to introduce researchers in the social sciences and related disciplines to some of the techniques developed by demographers to analyze data over time. The author first introduces the concepts of time and cause. Next, the logic of multivariate analysis is explained through simple statistical regression and the model of logistical regression. The concepts of risk over time and of the truncation of events are then explained. The author builds on these ideas to discuss event history analysis and to show how the events an individual experiences over time can be analyzed in relation to each other. A software diskette is included to enable the reader to apply these concepts to his or her own data.
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).

62:40028 Gérard, Hubert; Piché, Victor. The sociology of populations. [La sociologie des populations.] Universités Francophones, ISBN 2-7606-1655-X. 1995. 518 pp. Presses de l'Université de Montréal: Montreal, Canada. In Fre.
This is a collection of articles by various authors, some of which have been translated from the original English. The articles spell out the boundaries of what the compilers define as the subdiscipline of social demography. There are sections on fertility and family, mortality and health, migration, age and sex as social concepts, and population and development. The geographical focus is worldwide.
Correspondence: Presses de l'Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40029 McVey, Wayne W.; Kalbach, Warren E. Canadian population. ISBN 0-17-603432-3. LC 95-168585. 1995. x, 468 pp. Nelson Canada: Scarborough, Canada. In Eng.
This is a basic introductory textbook on the study of the population of Canada. "Our objective has been to produce a book that would provide, in a single source and as simply as it is possible to deal with a rather complex phenomenon, the basic information about Canada's population--its origins, the factors underlying its growth and geographical distribution, and the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of both individuals and families."
Correspondence: Nelson Canada, 1120 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1K 5G4, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40030 Namboodiri, Krishnan. A primer of population dynamics. Plenum Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, ISBN 0-306-45338-X. 1996. xii, 367 pp. Plenum Press: New York, New York/London, England. In Eng.
This basic textbook is intended for readers with no formal exposure to the scientific study of population. It is presented in question-and-answer format and includes an extensive index and glossary. There are chapters on population theories and conceptual schemes; demography, demographic data, and the nature of population change; mortality; fertility; migration; population composition; population distribution; family and household; population, food, and the environment; population growth and economic development; and population policy.
Correspondence: Plenum Press, 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013-1578. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:40031 Réseau Interuniversitaire Africain pour le Développement et les Etudes de Population [RIADEP] (Lomé, Togo). Population questions for Africa. [Questions de population pour l'Afrique.] Dossiers Pédagogiques du RIADEP, No. 1, [1996]. xxv, [300] pp. Lomé, Togo. In Fre.
This introductory textbook on African population questions is designed for the nonspecialist, and consists of 30 chapters prepared by African scholars on various demographic topics of relevance to Africa. The topics include historic population trends, the demographic transition, data collection and analysis, health, fertility, family planning, migration, population projections, education, economic growth, natural resources and the environment, employment, population policy and development planning, population education, and religion.
Correspondence: Réseau Interuniversitaire Africain pour le Développement et les Etudes de Population, Université du Benin, Unité de Recherche Démographique, B.P. 12971, Lomé, Togo. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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