Volume 65 - Number 1 - Spring 1999

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.

65:10024 Anikina, N. I. Africa: population and development. [Afrika: naselenie i razvitie.] ISBN 5-02-017693-1. LC 98-120952. 1997. 278 pp. Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Afriki: Moscow, Russia; Izdatel'skaya Firma Vostochnaya Literatura: Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This is a general analysis of population trends in Africa over the course of the second half of the twentieth century. The work is in two parts. The first part includes such topics as population structure, distribution, fertility, mortality, longevity, and morbidity. The second part examines economic development, agriculture, and urbanization and migration.
Correspondence: Rossiiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Afriki, Tsvetnoi Bul'var 21, 103051 Moscow K-51, Russia. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10025 Becker, Charles M.; Bloom, David. The demographic crisis in the former Soviet Union. World Development, Vol. 26, No. 11, Nov 1998. 1,913-2,103 pp. Elsevier Science Publishers: Oxford, England. In Eng.
This special issue contains 11 papers on the structure, causes, and consequences of the demographic crisis that occurred in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe during the period 1990-1995. These papers were selected from those presented at a conference held at the Harvard Institute for International Development in January 1998. The primary focus is on the decline in life expectancy.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Elsevier Science Publishers, P.O. Box 1991, 1000 BZ Amsterdam, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

65:10026 Belarus. Ministerstvo Ekonomiki. Nauchno-Issledovatel'skii Ekonomicheskii Institut (Minsk, Belarus). Demographic trends and the labor market in the Belorussian Republic: a collection of scientific articles. [Demograficheskoe razvitie i stanovlenie rynka truda Respubliki Belarus': sbornik nauchnykh trudov.] ISBN 5-7815-0438-9. LC 97-211965. 1996. 149 pp. Minsk, Belarus. In Bel.
This is a collection of studies by various authors on aspects of the demography of Belarus. Topics covered include labor force trends, the recent decline in the standard of living, the impact of recent demographic trends, mortality, trends in life expectancy, population policy, the lack of employment opportunities, and lessons to be learned from the labor market experience of other countries.
Correspondence: Nauchno-Issledovatel'skii Ekonomicheskii Institut, Prosp. Maserova 11, 220617 Minsk, Belarus. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10027 Calot, Gérard; Confesson, Alain; Sardon, Jean-Paul; Baranzini, Erminio; Cotter, Stéphane; Wanner, Philippe. Two centuries of Swiss demographic history. Graphic album of the 1860-2050 period. Swiss Statistics/Statistik der Schweiz/Statistique de la Suisse, Pub. Order No. 254-9800. ISBN 3-303-01095-1. 1998. 231 pp. Bundesamt für Statistik: Bern, Switzerland. In Eng.
"This study on population trends in Switzerland covers the period from 1860 to 2050 and is based on past observations generated by successive Population Censuses and by annual statistics on population movement, as well as on demographic scenarios with a horizon of 2050--base year 1995. Commented graphics sketch out the broad outlines of this development. Population fluctuations are presented according to two components: natural surplus and migratory balance. Demographic ageing and its impact on the balance of age groups, particularly as regards retirement, is measured. The various factors that have shaped changes in population size and composition are analyzed: marriage, fertility, divorce and mortality rates. A chapter is devoted to studying the daily and monthly patterns of demographic phenomena. Certain specific episodes in the history of Swiss demography are described in detail. The work concludes by comparing Switzerland's population with that of its European neighbours." A CD-ROM is provided with the complete text and additional tables of data.
Correspondence: Bundesamt für Statistik, Hallwylstrasse 15, 3003 Bern, Switzerland. E-mail: info.bev@bfs.admin.ch. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10028 Cosio-Zavala, Maria-Eugenia. Demographic changes in Latin America, including family, migration, and urbanization: new models and new behaviors. [Changements démographiques en Amérique Latine, famille, migration, urbanisation: nouveaux modèles, nouveaux comportements.] Cahiers des Amériques Latines, No. 22, 1997. 61-200 pp. Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine: Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
This special section contains six papers on aspects of current demographic trends in Latin America, including changes affecting the family, fertility and family planning, migration, and urbanization.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Institut des Hautes Etudes de l'Amérique Latine, 28 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris, France. Location: Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick, NJ.

65:10029 Demmke, Andreas; Haberkorn, Gerald; Maclean, Elspeth; Rakaseta, Vilimaina L.; Lepers, Christelle. Tokelau population profile based on 1996 census: a guide for planners and policy-makers. ISBN 982-203-602-7. LC 98-160562. 1998. xiii, 103 pp. Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Nouméa, New Caledonia. In Eng.
This report, intended as a guide for planners and policy makers, provides a population profile of the Tokelau population. Part 1, on Tokelauans living in Tokelau, contains sections on the 1996 census, population structure, social profile of the population, population dynamics, and housing characteristics. Part 2, on Tokelauans living in New Zealand, has sections on population size and structure, dependency ratios, fertility, birth place, population distribution, families and households, education, employment, occupation, and income.
Correspondence: Secretariat of the Pacific Community, B.P. D5, 98848 Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia. E-mail: spc@spc.org.nc. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10030 Duchesne, Louis. The demographic situation in Quebec, 1998 edition. [La situation démographique au Québec, édition 1998.] Statistiques Démographiques, ISBN 2-551-19094-0. Dec 1998. 256 pp. Bureau de la Statistique du Québec: Quebec, Canada. In Fre.
This publication is the latest in a series of reports providing information on recent demographic trends in the Canadian province of Quebec. In addition to data on births, deaths, marriages, and migration by region and municipality, the report also provides data on divorces, abortions, and sterilizations. In many cases retrospective data are included. Other topics covered include life expectancy, causes of death, perinatal mortality, female infertility, births outside marriage, children in divorces, consensual unions, civil marriages, migrant countries of origin, language, education, remarriages, and names.
For a previous report for 1997, see 64:10018.
Correspondence: Bureau de la Statistique du Québec, 200 chemin Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Quebec G1R 5T4, Canada. Author's E-mail: louis.duchesne@bsq.gov.qc.ca. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10031 Jackson, Stephen. Britain's population: demographic issues in contemporary society. ISBN 0-415-07075-9. LC 97-35291. 1998. xi, 158 pp. Routledge: New York, New York/London, England. In Eng.
This study is concerned with the changing structure, organization, and trends of Britain's population and their implications. There are chapters on sources of population data, methods of demographic analysis, Britain's population history, recent trends in fertility and mortality, migration and the geography of the population, and population issues of the 1990s. Particular attention is given to the baby-boom generation of the 1960s and to the implications of the demographic bulge that it caused. The relation of such issues as the plight of single mothers, the problem of funding pensioners, and the future of the welfare state to demographic trends is noted.
Correspondence: Routledge, 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10032 Krishna Reddy, Mallarapu M. Population and society in India: some selected readings based on qualitative studies. ISBN 81-7391-236-X. LC 98-902467. 1998. xii, 346 pp. Kanishka Publishers, Distributors: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This is a collection of articles by the author on the "demographic transition that is taking place in different segments of Indian society." Sections are included on general population trends; marriage, family, modernization, and population education; demographic transition in different Indian communities; family planning; and health programs.
Correspondence: Kanishka Publishers, Distributors, 4697/5-21A Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi 110 002, India. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

65:10033 Vishnevskii, A. I.; Basin, S. A.; Zaionchkovskaya, Zh. A.; Zakharov, S. V.; Ivanova, E. I.; Prokof'eva, L. M.; Sinel'nikov, A. B.; Shkol'nikov, V. M.; Shcherbakova, E. M.; Belyaeva, L. A. The demographic potential of Russia. [Demograficheskii potentsial Rossii.] LC 97-214510. 1996. 135 pp. Tsentr Kompleksnykh Sotsial'nykh Issledovanii i Marketinga: Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This is a general analysis of current demographic trends in Russia. There are chapters on population size and trends; demographic changes, including changes in spatial distribution and in the relative size of the rural and urban population; age distribution; families and households; marriage and divorce; fertility; mortality and life expectancy; and migration.
Correspondence: Tsentr Kompleksnykh Sotsial'nykh Issledovanii i Marketinga, ul. Varvarka 14, 103012 Moscow, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10034 Zastavnii, F. D. The population of the Ukraine on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Prosvita. [Naselennya Ukraïni do 125-richchya "Prosviti"] ISBN 5-7763-2333-9. 1993. 224 pp. Prosvita: Kiev, Ukraine. In Ukr.
Information is presented on population trends in the Ukraine. Topics covered include population dynamics, total population size, age distribution, natural increase, migration, the impact of migration on the economy, education, ethnic groups, the labor force, and the rural and urban population.
Correspondence: Prosvita, ul. Krescatik 34, 252001 Kiev, Ukraine. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

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.

65:10035 Aubry, Martine. Twenty-seventh report on the population situation in France. [Vingt-septième rapport sur la situation démographique de la France.] 1998. iv, 51 pp. Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is one in a series of reports, mandated by French law, that review the current demographic situation in France. The first part contains a description of recent trends in metropolitan France, with sections on fertility, marriage, and mortality. The second part, which is divided into two sections, looks at contraception in France in the 30 years since the Neuwirth law legalizing contraception. The first section examines the general trend toward the focus on female methods of contraception and on methods that require the involvement of doctors. The second section looks at contraception and young people.
For the twenty-sixth report in this series, see 64:20029.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10036 Bourcier de Carbon, Philippe. From the transition to the implosion: aging Europe and youthful Africa. [De la transition à l'implosion: la vieille Europe face à la jeune Afrique.] Athéna, Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan-Jun 1997. 39-62 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Current demographic trends in Europe and Africa are analyzed and compared. The author notes that, rather than finding a post-transitional balance involving low levels of fertility and mortality, Europe finds itself in a situation of increased demographic aging and below replacement fertility. In contrast, Africa still finds itself at the very beginning of the process of demographic transition, with an increasingly youthful population and high levels of fertility. The consequences of the extreme demographic contrast between two regions in close proximity to each other, including the pressure for migration from Africa to Europe, will create one of the major global and strategic flash-points at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Correspondence: P. Bourcier de Carbon, Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques, 133 boulevard Davout, 75980 Paris Cedex 20, France. Location: University of Wisconsin Library, Madison, WI.

65:10037 Díez Nicolás, Juan. The Spanish population in the European context. [La población española en el contexto europeo.] Política y Sociedad, Vol. 26, Sep-Dec 1997. 9-23 pp. Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
Current population trends in Spain are analyzed in the context of trends in Europe as a whole. Consideration is given to probable future trends, and to demographic aging and its consequences. A selection of tables gives comparative demographic indicators for European countries for 1971, 1991, and 1995.
Correspondence: J. Díez Nicolás, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Catedrático de Sociología, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain. E-mail: asep@sistelcom.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10038 Eberhardt, Piotr. Demographic issues concerning the Polish-Lithuanian borderland. Geopolitical Studies, Vol. 2, 1997. 101-14 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Eng.
The author reviews twentieth-century demographic trends in the areas adjacent to the Polish-Lithuanian border, which was drawn in 1919 and confirmed in 1945, and which divided several areas that had been single political and economic entities before. On both sides of the border, there has been a trend toward urbanization and rural depopulation. On the Polish side, growth has been concentrated in the regional capital Suwalki, while on the Lithuanian side, several cities have experienced growth. The number and distribution of Poles in Lithuania and Lithuanians in Poland are also discussed.
Correspondence: P. Eberhardt, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Krakowskie Przedmiescie 30, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland. Location: British Library, Document Supply Centre, Wetherby, England.

65:10039 Nguyen, Minh Thang; Nguyen, Thu Huong. Population programme in Viet Nam: highlights from the 1997 Demographic and Health Survey. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, Sep 1998. 67-76 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
"The most recent Demographic and Health Survey of Viet Nam (VN-DHS II) was conducted in 1997 as a nation-wide survey.... This note attempts to give a general overview of some of the initial findings and general highlights of the [survey]...." Sections are included on fertility, contraception, abortion, and infant mortality.
Correspondence: M. T. Nguyen, National Committee for Population and Family Planning, Hanoi, Viet Nam. E-mail: nmthang@netnam.org.vn. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10040 Sara'i, Hasan. The first stage of demographic transition in Iran. Journal of Social Sciences/Nameye Olum-e-Ejtema'i, No. 9-10, Autumn-Winter 1997-1998. [23] pp. Tehran, Iran. In Per. with sum. in Eng.
"In this research, the trends in mortality, fertility, and growth rate of the population in Iran during the years of 1921-86 have been studied.... The changing level of mortality was the main factor causing the growth of population in Iran during these years."
Correspondence: H. Sara'i, Allameh Tabataba'i University, P.O. Box 15815/3487, Tehran, Iran. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10041 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales (Mexico City, Mexico). A demographic picture of Mexico. [Carta demográfica sobre México.] DemoS, No. 11, 1998. 43 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
This special issue contains a number of short articles describing current demographic trends in Mexico. There are articles on the demographic determinants of population growth, the rural and urban population, the decline of fertility, and the decline of general and infant mortality; internal and international migration; changes in the family; population and social and economic change; population policy; the development of the urban system, 1960-1995; economic policy and inequalities; family employment and income; urban unemployment; developments in the indigenous population; birth registration; the population register; planning the 2000 census; and trends in poverty in Latin America during the 1990s.
Correspondence: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Ciudad de la Investigación en Humanidades Zona Cultural, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 Mexico City, DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

65:10042 Zdrojewski, Eugeniusz Z. Demographic changes in the seaside voivodships. [Przemiany ludnosciowe w województwach nadmorskich.] Wiadomosci Statystyczne, Vol. 43, No. 11, 1998. 48-57 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The context of this issue is the population changes in the coastal regions of Poland during the transformation of the state. Detailed analysis concerns the following years: 1985, 1990, 1995. The population state in these 5 regions...was quite different in comparison with other regions. The northern part of Poland is influenced by a relatively high [population] dynamics."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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