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United Nations Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis

Works: 447 works in 667 publications in 1 language and 8,423 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Dictionaries  Vital statistics  Longitudinal studies  Reference works 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HC59, 330.9005
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Most widely held works by United Nations
World economic and social survey by United Nations( )

in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides objective analysis of pressing long-term social and economic development issues, and discusses the positive and negative impact of corresponding policies. The analyses are supported by analytical research and data included in the annex
World economic survey by United Nations( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the world social situation by United Nations( )

in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) is prepared on a biennial basis by the Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over the years, the Report has served as a background document for discussion and policy analysis of socio-economic matters at the intergovernmental level, and has aimed at contributing to the identification of emerging social trends of international concern and to the analysis of relationships among major development issues which have both international and national dimensions. In its resolution 56/177 of 15 December 2001, the United Nations General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to change the periodicity of the Reports on the World Social Situation from a four-year cycle to a two-year cycle
World social situation in the 1990s by United Nations( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS and the demography of Africa by United Nations( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ageing and the family : proceedings of the United Nations International Conference on Ageing Populations in the Context of the Family, Kitakyushu (Japan), 15-19 October 1990 by United Nations( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the discussion and the papers -- The Kitakyushu declaration on population ageing in the context of the family and recommendations of the conference -- Ageing and the family in the context of western-type developed countries / Charlotte Hoḧn -- Ageing and the family in the developed countries and areas of Asia : continuities and transitions / Shigemi Kono -- Changing patterns of first marriage, divorce and remarriage in Europe and North America / Miroslav Macura, Edith Adams and Dorota Holzer-Zelazewska -- The changing role of the family in meeting the needs of the ageing population in the developing countries, with particular focus on Eastern Africa / Shanyisa Khasiani -- Family support for the elderly in Latin America : the role of the multigenerational household / Luiz R. Ramos -- Ageing and the family in the developing Asian and Pacific countries / Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific -- Overview of recent research findings on population ageing and the family / United Nations Secretariat -- Household approaches to the analysis of population ageing / George J. Stolnitz
Internal migration of women in developing countries : proceedings of the United Nations Expert Meeting on the Feminization of Internal Migration, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 22-25 October 1991 by United Nations Expert Meeting on the Feminization of Internal Migration( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This detailed report on migrating women in developing countries is based on the UN expert meeting. The present overall patterns of migration suggest a movement over time to greater rural-urban migration and more balanced distribution of migrants by gender regardless of destination. General characterizations of female migrants is not possible. Women migrate for a variety of reasons. The suggestion is for more research on community related factors influencing female migration. Areas of origin and destination and female characteristics influence the success of female migration. Lack of detailed information prevents a more complex view of the impact of men's migration on wives left behind. Development policy must account for women's role in migration. This report is structured with an introduction to internal female migration and development prepared by Richard Bilsborrow and the UN Secretariat. The following seven parts are devoted to the report and recommendations of the expert meeting, an article by Graeme Hugo on migrant women in developing countries, data collection and measurement issues, characterizations of female migrants (a Mexican census view, a medium sized Argentinean city view, and the female labor force in Bangkok), the determinants of migration, the consequences, and development and policy issues. Female internal migration is traced during 1960-80. Articles on the determinants of female migration focus on the role of gender, structural determinants, a multilevel perspective, an example from rural Mali on social appearances and economic realities, and the role of wage differences in determination of migration selectivity by sex in Brazil. The three articles on migration consequences are concerned with the issues of emancipation or subordination, income aspirations and labor migration in Malaysia, and the impact of temporary migration for families in Jequitinhonha, Brazil. The final two articles on policy options are prepared by Gavin Jones and Alan Simmons. Simmons argues that women no longer have a weak and secondary role in relation to migration or employment. Government policies must make clear that female migration does improve lives and prospects. The review of the literature on agricultural and development policies indicates mixed or poor outcomes for women
Glossary of environment statistics by United Nations( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This quick reference tool has been prepared by the Statistics Division to define key terms used in the fields of environmental statistics, indicators of sustainable development and integrated environmental and economic accounting. It presents concepts and definitions for these rapidly developing new areas of applied statistics, covering 1,200 terms referring to environmental elements of air/climate, land, soil, water and ecosystems and related socioeconomic concerns such as natural resource use, waste management, public health, human settlements and the effects of natural disasters. The glossary should appeal to environmental statisticians and to data users such as environmental managers and policy analysts looking for operational concepts and definitions
World urbanization prospects( )

in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fertility transition and women's life course in Mexico by Marta Mier y Terán( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigation uses data on women born between 1927-66 from Encuesta Mexicana de Fecundidad (1976) and Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad y Salud (1987) to examine longitudinal impact of demographic, social, and economic changes on women's lives and fertility. Analyzes how members of different groups make life choices based on increasing opportunities, but also on restrictions resulting from historical events"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Sustaining social security by United Nations( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods of measuring women's economic activity : technical report( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's status and fertility in Pakistan : recent evidence by Zeba A Sathar( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's education and fertility behaviour : a case-study of rural Maharashtra, India by Shireen J Jejeebhoy( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventory of post-conflict peace-building activities( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population growth and policies in mega-cities by United Nations( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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