Regional studies are defined as international, national, and subnational, but not global.
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.
65:30016 Demko, George J.; Ioffe, Grigory;
Zayonchkovskaya, Zhanna. Population under duress: the
geodemography of post-Soviet Russia. ISBN 0-8133-8939-9. LC
98-54405. 1999. xix, 277 pp. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado/Oxford,
England. In Eng.
"This volume explores the most recent problems afflicting the Russian population in the post-Cold War era. The demise of the Soviet Union has brought new hardships--the collapse of the health-care system, internal strife, and economic disruptions--to the people and has deeply affected demographic processes throughout Russia. The contributors explore key trends, from increasing mortality rates and decreasing birth rates to refugee flows into Russia. Problems of aging, increased infant mortality, and urban and rural population change are discussed in detail for each major region."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: Westview Press, 5500 Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301-2877. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30017 Instituto Paranaense de
Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social [IPARDES] (Curitiba,
Brazil). Demographic trends in the Southern Region in the
1970s and 1980s. [Dinâmica demográfica da
Região Sul: anos 70 e 80.] LC 98-831860. 1997. viii, 180 pp.
Curitiba, Brazil. In Por.
This is an analysis of demographic trends in the southern region of Brazil based on census data from 1960 to 1991 and carried out as part of a national project to study trends in the country's school-age population in the period 1991-2000. The primary focus of the report is on the main factors affecting demographic trends: mortality, fertility, and migration. Sections are also included on the factors affecting urbanization and on prospects for future population growth.
Correspondence: Instituto Paranaense de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social, Rua Marechal Hermes 999, Centro Civico, CEP 80530-914 Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
65:30018 Littman, Mark S. A
statistical portrait of the United States: social conditions and
trends. ISBN 0-89059-076-1. LC 98-72991. 1998. xxi, 350 pp. Bernan
Press: Lanham, Maryland. In Eng.
"Through a combination of written exposition, graphics, and detailed tabulations, this volume presents statistical indicators from a multitude of government and private sources on a wide variety of subjects that affect the lives of residents of the United States. Included are chapters not only on demographic topics such as population growth, fertility, and immigration, but also on economic subjects such as labor force measures and income. This volume also covers such arenas as education, crime, recreation and leisure, voting, environmental trends, and changes in government programs, taxes, and spending. Each chapter...summarizes major changes over the past quarter century, with emphasis on the 1990s. In addition, international comparisons are presented when comparable data are available so that trends in the United States can be viewed from a global perspective. Chapters include current summary statistics, graphics depicting trends over time, and bibliographic references to use for further information. More detailed data underlying each chapter are included in appendix tables."
Correspondence: Bernan Press, 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706. E-mail: email@example.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30019 Otero, Hernán;
Velázquez, Guillermo. Argentinean populations:
studies in demographic differentials. [Poblaciones argentinas:
estudios demografía diferencial.] ISBN 950-658-050-2. LC
98-184252. 1997. 267 pp. Programa de Procesamiento de
Información y Estudios de Población [PROPIEP]: Buenos
Aires, Argentina. In Spa.
This is a collection of 12 studies by various authors on aspects of the demography of Argentina. The studies are organized under three topics: fertility and the family; mortality; and migration. The focus is on the identification and analysis of demographic differentials among subpopulations. Both historical and contemporary studies are included.
Correspondence: Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Pinto 399, Tandil 7000 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30020 Reques Velasco, Pedro;
Rodríguez Rodríguez, Vicente. An atlas of
the Spanish population: an analysis from the municipal level.
[Atlas de la población española: análisis de base
municipal.] ISBN 84-8102-212-8. 1998. 114 pp. Universidad de Cantabria,
Servicio de Publicaciones: Santander, Spain. In Spa.
This atlas, which is organized into six parts, presents 34 maps illustrating various characteristics of the population of Spain at the municipal level. The six parts are entitled: The demographic and territorial basis, covering population size; Population trends, from 1975 to 1996; The components of population growth, including sections on fertility and migration; Population characteristics; The structure of the labor force; and Social characteristics. A CD-ROM version of the atlas is also included.
Correspondence: Universidad de Cantabria, Servicio de Publicaciones, Avenida de Los Castros s/n, 39005 Santander, Spain. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
François-Olivier. Population transformations in
Central and Eastern Europe. [Les mutations démographiques
en Europe centrale et orientale.] Espace, Populations,
Sociétés, No. 3, 1998. 478 pp. Université des
Sciences et Technologies de Lille, U.F.R. de Géographie:
Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France. In Eng; Fre.
This is a collection of articles by various authors on demographic changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Articles consider aspects such as fertility, political events, economic transitions, health, migration, urban development, and spatial distribution.
Correspondence: Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, U.F.R. de Géographie, avenue Paul Langevin, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30022 Tóth, Pál P.;
Valkovics, Emil. Demography of contemporary Hungarian
society. Atlantic Studies on Society in Change, No. 85, ISBN
0-88033-358-8. LC 96-61475. 1996. vii, 282 pp. Atlantic Research and
Publications: Highland Lakes, New Jersey. Distributed by Columbia
University Press, New York, NY. In Eng.
This work contains a selection of 11 studies on aspects of the demography of Hungary. They are: Changes in the number of the Hungarian population since the conquest to our days, by Pál P. Tóth; Demographic changes and their main characteristics from 1960 to our days, by Rudolf Andorka; Marriage and divorce in Hungary: demographic aspects of changes, by Magdolna Csernák; Birth rates and fertility in Hungary, by Ferenc Kamarás; Recent changes in the economic activity and retirement patterns in Hungary: financial and social implications, by Károly Miltényi; Changes in mortality in Hungary between 1980 and 1994, by Péter Józan; International migration and Hungary, by Pál P. Tóth; Demographic transitions and the change of regimes in Hungary, by László Hablicsek; The role of mental elements in demographic phenomena, by László Cseh-Szombathy; Adolescent fertility, by Marietta Pongrácz and Edit S. Molnár; and Cause of death as a factor in creating differences in mortality levels, by Emil Valkovics.
Translated from the Hungarian by Judit Zinner.
Correspondence: Atlantic Research and Publications, Oneota Road at Lake Side Drive West, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30023 Wu, Cangping. General
report of China's changing population and its development. ISBN
7-04-006164-3. 1997. 121 pp. Higher Education Press: Beijing, China. In
This is the first in a planned series of 10 volumes examining current population trends in China based on research undertaken by over 200 scholars based in universities and research centers in China. There are chapters on natural increase, population structure and distribution, development issues, population control, population quality, urban and rural population and industrialization, poverty, ethnic minorities, the female population and development, the demographic transition, population projections, demographic aging, future population policy choices, the floating migrant population, and the environment, resources, and sustainable development.
Translated from the Chinese by Zheng Ping and Feng Pei.
Correspondence: Higher Education Press, 55 Shantan Houjie, Beijing 100009, China. Location: Temple University Library, Philadelphia, PA.
65:30024 Zachariah, K. C.; Rajan, S.
Irudaya. Kerala's demographic transition: determinants and
consequences. ISBN 0-8039-9392-7. LC 97-14484. 1997. 367 pp. Sage
Publications: Thousand Oaks, California/New Delhi, India. In Eng.
Papers from this collective work were presented at a session on the demographic transition conducted at the International Congress on Kerala Studies, held in Trivandrum, India, in August 1994. The 16 papers are organized into four main sections, dealing with the demographic transition, the determinants of demographic change, the consequences of demographic change, and migration. The papers included are as follows: Kerala's demographic transition: an overview, by K. C. Zachariah and S. Irudaya Rajan; Demographic transition since independence, by P. N. Mari Bhat and S. Irudaya Rajan; Demographic transition: a response to official policies and programmes, by K. C. Zachariah; Onset of mortality and fertility transition: new evidence from parish records, by S. Irudaya Rajan, P. N. Mari Bhat, and Tim Dyson; Fertility, mortality and contraceptive prevalence: evidence from the National Family Health Survey, by P. S. Nair; Can poverty determine fertility? Agricultural labourers and their fertility decisions, by K. S. James; Determinants and correlates of age at marriage, by K. Krishnakumari and G. K. Moli; Education and fertility: Is there any link?, by D. Radha Devi; Life table analysis of the labour force, by S. Sulaja and N. B. Sureshkumar; Dynamics of age at maternity, by U. S. Mishra and S. Irudaya Rajan; Low birth weight and need for nutritional care for pregnant women, by R. S. Kurup; Population ageing: causes and consequences, by S. Irudaya Rajan and U. S. Mishra; Inter-regional comparison of demographic conditions, by P. Mohanachandran Nair; Peasant migration from Travancore to Malabar, by K. V. Joseph; Economic consequences of Gulf migration, by T. M. Tomas Isaac; and Social consequences of international migration: case studies of women left behind, by Leela Gulati.
Correspondence: Sage Publications, M-32 Greater Kailash Market I, New Delhi 110 048, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30025 Zhou, Mei. The life of
family planning pioneer, Constance Goh: a point of light. ISBN
981-218-055-9. LC 97-945628. 1996. 224 pp. Graham Brash: Singapore. In
This is the biography of Constance Goh, the eminent family planning pioneer who was one of the women primarily responsible for the growth of the family planning movement in Singapore following World War II and prior to the adoption of an official population policy in 1965.
Correspondence: Graham Brash, 32 Gul Drive, Singapore 629480. Location: Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY.
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.
65:30026 Argentina. Instituto Nacional de
Estadística y Censos [INDEC] (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
The demographic situation in the province of Chubut.
[Situación demográfica de la provincia del Chubut.] Serie
Análisis Demográfico, No. 15, ISBN 950-896-164-3. LC
98-206516. 1998. 84 pp. Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Spa.
This report concerning the province of Chubut is one in a series from the national Programa de Análisis Demográfico Provincial (Program of Provincial Demographic Analysis) carried out in Argentina. Following a summary of the demographic history of the province, there are chapters on population size and growth, trends in fertility and mortality and age and sex distribution, the demographic situation in 1991, spatial heterogeneity and population dynamics, urbanization, and future population prospects.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, Avenida Presidente, Julio A. Roca, 609 P.B., 1067 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
65:30027 Argentina. Instituto Nacional de
Estadística y Censos [INDEC] (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
The demographic situation of the province of Mendoza.
[Situación demográfica de la provincia de Mendoza.] Serie
Análisis Demográfico, No. 13, ISBN 950-896-153-8. LC
98-206516. 1998. 82 pp. Buenos Aires, Argentina. In Spa.
This report is one in a series from the national Programa de Análisis Demográfico Provincial carried out in Argentina, and concerns the province of Mendoza. Following a summary of the demographic history of the province, there are chapters on population size and growth, trends in fertility and mortality and age and sex distribution, the demographic situation in 1991, spatial heterogeneity and population dynamics, urbanization, and future population prospects.
Correspondence: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, Presidencia de la Nación, Secretaría de Planificación, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
65:30028 García Coll, Arlinda;
Sánchez Aguilera, Dolores. Municipal population and
size: reflections on the 1991 census. [Población y
tamaño municipal: reflexiones a partir del censo de 1991.]
Estudios Geográficos, Vol. 58, No. 229, Oct-Dec 1997. 593-623
pp. Madrid, Spain. In Spa. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
"This paper is an update on the grouping of the Spanish population by municipal demographic size. This intermediate scale analysis, although traditionally important, is not included in the publications of the results from the 1991 Population Census. These results go from the provincial to the municipal scales, skipping any intermediate states."
Correspondence: A. García Coll, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain. Location: Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY.
65:30029 Hernández Castellón,
Raúl; Valle Rodríguez, Gloria; Bueno Sánchez,
Eramis. The population of Zacatecas. [La
población de Zacatecas.] ISBN 959-7005-10-7. LC 98-202994. Jul
1996. [v], 58 pp. Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios
Demográficos [CEDEM]: Havana, Cuba; Universidad Autónoma
de Zacatecas, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales: Zacatecas, Mexico. In Spa.
This is a demographic analysis of the dynamics and characteristics of the population of the Mexican state of Zacatecas. Following a general description of the state, its population characteristics are described, including age and sex distribution, educational status, marital status, and labor force participation. The relationship between population and socioeconomic development is also analyzed. The next chapter examines population trends, including migration trends.
Correspondence: Universidad de la Habana, Centro de Estudios Demográficos, Avenida 41 Número 2003, Playa 13, Havana, Cuba. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
65:30030 Lecaillon, Jean-Didier.
The fertility decline should continue in the heart of the European
Union. [La dénatalité devrait se poursuivre au sein
de l'Union Européenne.] Population et Avenir, No. 641, Jan-Feb
1999. 14-5 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a brief review of recent demographic trends in the countries of the European Union based on published data. Attention is given to trends in fertility, infant mortality, and age distribution. Despite significant differences among countries, the author notes the need for a general concern about population replacement and demographic aging. The author also contrasts the relative demographic and economic stagnation of the European community with the more buoyant demographic and economic conditions prevailing in the United States.
Correspondence: J.-D. Lecaillon, Population et Avenir, 35 rue Marbeuf, 75008 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
François-Olivier. The typology of demographic
changes in Central and Eastern Europe following the fall of
Communism. [Typologie des changements démographiques en
Europe centrale et orientale depuis la chute du communisme.] Espace,
Populations, Sociétés, No. 3, 1998. 441-61 pp. Villeneuve
d'Ascq Cedex, France. In Fre.
Demographic trends in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe since the fall of their Communist regimes are analyzed. The author concludes that, although there have been significant demographic changes associated with this political change, there is no common pattern of demographic crisis in these countries taken as a whole. However, a geographic pattern emerges from the analysis, in which the more western countries are developing demographic characteristics similar to those of countries in the European Union, and those to the east are experiencing major demographic problems, including a decrease in total population size.
Correspondence: F.-O. Seys, Université de Lille, U.F.R. de Géographie, avenue Paul Langevin, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
65:30032 van de Kaa, Dirk J.
Options and sequences: Europe's demographic patterns. Journal
of the Australian Population Association, Vol. 14, No. 1, May 1997.
1-29 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
"It is argued in this lecture that Ryder's approach to the study of the role of the cohort in social change is too narrow. Cohorts do not only permit change; they actively create the options succeeding cohorts have to choose from. Through its own choice from amongst the options perceived, each cohort both limits and enriches the options of the next. It is through the choice people make with regard to life shaping demographic events that they group themselves into `mental' cohorts. The course of demographic events in Western Europe in the postwar period is difficult to understand if one does not appreciate that these events form a sequence."
Correspondence: D. J. van de Kaa, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, 131 Laan van Nieuw Oost Indië, The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).