Volume 66 - Number 1 - Spring 2000

J. Characteristics

Primarily references to descriptive studies. Official tabular material will be found under S. Official Statistical Publications. Items that are primarily analytical, but that also contain information on characteristics, will be found under K. Demographic and Economic Interrelations and Natural Resources or L. Demographic and Noneconomic Interrelations, as appropriate.

J.1. General Demographic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations according to various demographic characteristics, including age, sex, sex ratios, and marital status. Studies on demographic aging are also included.

66:10056 Lamb, Vicki L.; Myers, George C. A comparative study of successful aging in three Asian countries. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, Oct 1999. 433-49 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"The purpose of this research is to examine successful aging in three Asian countries, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, using data from the WHO regional studies of Health and Social Aspects on Aging. Successful aging is defined as having no ADL [activities] difficulties, and at most, one Nagi [physical strength] difficulty. For the most part, the results are similar to those using more developed populations in that gender, age, no morbid conditions, positive attitude toward one's own aging and the ability to manage money are all correlated with successful aging. An interesting finding is that for the least developed country, Indonesia, being an unskilled worker is significantly associated with increased odds for successful aging. The final section of the paper discusses the theoretical implications regarding a disability transition for elderly populations as countries develop. We also focus on the current political and economic situations in the countries under study, and consider the possible impacts on elderly health."
Correspondence: V. L. Lamb, Duke University, Center for Demographic Studies, 2117 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708-0408. E-mail: vlamb@cds.duke.edu. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

J.2. Biological Characteristics

Descriptive studies of menarche and menopause, longevity, and increasing the life span, as well as other biological characteristics such as sex selection. Studies that are concerned with menarche and menopause as they specifically affect fertility are coded under F.5. Factors Other Than Contraception Affecting Fertility.

No citations in this issue.

J.3. Economic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of income differentials, earnings, career mobility, and other economic characteristics if allocated according to demographic groups. Analytical studies are classified under K.1.1. General Economic Development and Population, and studies concerned with employment and labor force are classified under K.3. Employment and Labor Force Participation.

No citations in this issue.

J.4. Social Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations according to literacy and educational attainment, cultural background, religious affiliation, residential characteristics and segregation, and the like. Studies on social mobility are also coded under this heading.

No citations in this issue.

J.5. Ethnic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations on the basis of race, ethnic group, language, and national origin.

66:10057 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). The Hispanic population of the United States, March 1998. Current Population Reports, Series P-20: Population Characteristics, No. 525, Dec 1999. 6 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The characteristics of the people of Hispanic or Latino origin in the United States are described using data from the March 1998 Current Population Survey. "The social and economic characteristics presented...include...age, sex, marital status, educational attainment, occupation, unemployment status, family composition, income, and poverty status." Detailed tables are available on the web at www.census.gov.
Correspondence: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. E-mail contact: roberto.r.ramirez@ccmail.census.gov. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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