Volume 66 - Number 1 - Spring 2000

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.

No citations in this issue.

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.

66:10001 Benítez Zenteno, Raúl. Demographic culture and education. [Cultura demográfica y educación.] Notas de Población, Vol. 27, No. 69, Jun 1999. 41-60 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"In order to improve the levels of well-being of individuals and households, population policies must incorporate new sorts of human rights. This study postulates that a demographic culture should be introduced through formal and informal education, as well as through the information provided by the media, within a context of respect for the human person which is free from all manipulation, the objective being to create a profound sense of demographic processes as they relate to people's everyday lives." The geographical focus is on Latin America.
Correspondence: R. Benítez Zenteno, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Mexico City, DF, Mexico. 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.

No citations in this issue.

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.

66:10002 Morrison, Peter A. Unveiling the demographic "Action" in class-action lawsuits: two instructional cases. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, Oct 1999. 491-505 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"Population turnover, cohort survival, and intercohort transmission of effects are concepts widely applicable beyond the customary domains of demographic analysis. One such application involves a [U.S.] cohort of victims referenced in time and place by a common harm for which legal redress is sought through a class-action lawsuit. Two instructional case studies illustrate applications of demographic reasoning and data to certain generic questions such litigation may pose: How many claimants will remain by some future date? How prevalent will they then be in the population? How feasible will it be to redress the harm years later? These cases illustrate the use of familiar demographic concepts and simple demographic reasoning to draw legally relevant conclusions from available data."
Correspondence: P. A. Morrison, RAND, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138. E-mail: morrison@rand.org. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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.

No citations in this issue.

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