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Barbara A. Anderson's Select Publications

Books

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. Trends in the Percent of Children who are Orphans in South Africa: 1995-2005. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa.

Journal Articles

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. 2009. "Socio-economic Characteristics and Excess Female Infant Mortality in Jilin Province, China." Population and Society, 5(2): 1-25. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Heston Phillips, Marie Wentzel, and Kholadi Tlabela. 2007. "Exploring environmental perceptions, behaviors and awareness: water and water pollution in South Africa." Population & Environment, 28: 133-161. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. "Adult mortality (age 15-64) based on death notification data in South Africa: 1997-2004." Report No. 03-09-05, Pretoria: Statistics South Africa. Public Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. "Trends in the Percent of Children who are Orphans in South Africa 1995-2005." Report-03-09-06, Pretoria: Statistics South Africa.

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. 2005. "Changing Social Priorities and the Increased Salience of the Economy in Estonia." Nationalities Paper, 33(3): 303-314. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2004. "Unintended Population Consequences of Policies." Population and Environment, 25(4): 377-390. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Phillips, Heston E., Barbara A. Anderson, and N. Phindiwe Tsebe. 2003. "Sex ratios in South African censuses 1970-1996." Development Southern Africa, 20: 387-404. Abstract. Public Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Heston E. Phillips, and Johan A. van Zyl. 2002. "Environment, Access to Health Care, and Other Factors Affecting Infant and Child Survival Among the African and Coloured Populations of South Africa, 1989-94." Population and Environment, 23(4): 349-364. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2002. "Russia Faces Depopulation? Dynamics of Population Decline." Population and Environment, 23(5): 437-464. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Kim, Cheng-Seok, Barbara A. Anderson, and John Romani. 2000. "Intergenerational Contact of Young Married Women in Korea with Parents and Parents-in law." Korean Journal of Population Studies, 23: 189-207.

Wu, Shunxin, Barbara A. Anderson, Hua Chen, and Jinyun Liu. 1998. "The Floating Population and Economic Development in Lhasa, Tibet." Journal of Population and Economics, 6.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1995. "Ethnic Differences in Fertility and Sex Ratios at Birth in China: Evidence from Xinjiang." Population Studies, 49(2): 211-26. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Kalev Katus, Allan Puur, and Brian D. Silver. 1994. "The Validity of Survey Responses on Abortion: Evidence from Estonia." Demography, 31(1): 115-32. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., Allan Puur, Brian D. Silver, Henri Soova, and Rein Voormann. 1994. "Use of a Lottery as an Incentive for Survey Participation: A Pilot Survey in Estonia." International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 6(1): 64-71. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Kalev Katus, and Brian D. Silver. 1994. "Developments and Prospects for Population Statistics in Countries of the Former Soviet Union." Population Index, 60(1): 4-20. Public Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1992. "A Simple Measure of Fertility Control." Demography, 29(3): 343-56. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1990. "Growth and Diversity of the Population of the Soviet Union." Annals of the American Academy of Political Social Sciences, 510 : 155-77. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian Silver. 1990. "Trends in Mortality of the Soviet Population." Soviet Economy, 6(3): 191-251. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1989. "The Changing Shape of Soviet Mortality, 1958-1985: An Evaluation of Old and New Evidence." Population Studies, 43: 243-65. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1989. "Patterns of Cohort Mortality in the Soviet Population." Population and Development Review, 15(3): 471-501. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1989. "Demographic Sources of the Changing Ethnic Composition of the Soviet Union." Population and Development Review, 15(4): 609-56. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1988. "The Effects of the Registration System on the Seasonality of Births: The Case of the Soviet Union." Population Studies, 42: 303-20. DOI. Abstract.

Haines, Michael R., and Barbara A. Anderson. 1988. "Essays in Exploration: New Demographic History of the Late 19th-Century United States." Explorations in Economic History, 25(4): 341-65. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Brian D. Silver, and Paul R. Abramson. 1988. "The Effects of the Race of the Interviewer on Race-Related Attitudes of Black Respondents in SRC/CPS National Election Studies." Public Opinion Quarterly , 52 : 289-324. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., Brian D. Silver, and Victoria A. Velkoff. 1987. "Education of the Handicapped in the USSR: Exploration of the Statistical Picture." Soviet Studies, 39(3): 468-88. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A. 1987. "The Validity of Survey Responses: Insights from Interviews of Married Couples in a Survey of Soviet Emigrants." Social Forces, 66(2): 537-54. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Silver, Brian D., P.R. Abramson, and Barbara A. Anderson. 1986. "The Presence of Others and Overreporting of Voting in American National Elections." Public Opinion Quarterly, 50 : 228-39. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Silver, Brian D., Barbara A. Anderson, and P.R. Abramson. 1986. "Who Overreports Voting?" American Political Science Review, 80(2): 613-24. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1986. "Tautologies in the Study of Excess Mortality in the USSR in the 1930s." Slavic Review, 45(2): 307-13. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1986. "Sex Differentials in Mortality in the Soviet Union." Population Studies, 40(2): 191-214. DOI. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1986. "Measurement and Mismeasurement of the Validity of the Self-reported Vote." American Journal of Political Science, 30(4): 771-85. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1986. "Infant Mortality in the Soviet Union: Regional Differences and Measurement Issues." Population and Development Review, 12(4): 705-37. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1985. "Estimating Census Undercount from School Enrollment Data: An Application to the Soviet Censuses of 1959 and 1970." Demography, 22(2): 289-308. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1985. "Demographic Analysis and Population Catastrophes in the USSR." Slavic Review, 44(3): 517-36. Licensed Access.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1984. "Equality, Efficiency, and Politics in Soviet Bilingual Education Policy, 1934-1980." American Political Science Review, 78(4): 1019-39. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Chapters

Anderson, Barbara A. 2006. "Undercount in China's 2000 Census in Comparative Perspective." In 2000 Population Census of China--Proceedings of International Seminar. Beijing: China Statistical Publishing House. Abstract.

Romani, John H., Barbara A. Anderson, and Jinyun Liu. 2006. "Distribution and Availability of Health Personnel in Yunnan Province: 1982-2000." In 2000 Population Census of China--Proceedings of International. Beijing: China Statistical Publishing House.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2005. "Migration in South Africa in Comparative Perspective." In Migration in South and Southern Africa: Dynamics and Determinants edited by Kok, Pieter, Derik Gelderblom, John Oucho, Johan van Zyl. Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2003. "Fertility, Poverty and Gender." In Fertility: Current South African Issues of Poverty, HIV/AIDS & Youth edited by South Africa, Department of Social Development, South Africa and Human Sciences Research Council. Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1999. "The Geodemography of Infant Mortality in the Soviet Union." In Population under Duress: The Geodemography of Post-Soviet Russia edited by George J. Demko, Grigory Loffe, and Zhanna Zayonchkovskaya. Pp. 73-103. Boulder : Westview Press.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1997. "Issues of Data Quality in Assessing Mortality Trends and Levels in the New Independent States." In Premature Death in the New Independent States edited by José Luis Bobadilla, Christine A Costello, and Faith Mitchell. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Jinyun Liu. 1997. "Son Preference and Excess Female Infant Mortality among Koreans and non-Koreans in Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province, China, with Implications for the Republic of Korea." In Population Process and Dynamics: For Koreans in Korea and China edited by Doo-Sub Kim and Barbara A. Anderson. Seoul: Hanyang University Press.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1985. "Demographic Consequences of World War II on the Non-Russian Nationalities of the USSR." In The Impact of World War II on the Soviet Union edited by Susan J. Linz. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld.

PSC Reports

Anderson, Barbara A. 2014. "Projecting Low Fertility: Some Thoughts about the Plausibility and Implications of Assumptions." PSC Research Report No. 14-815. February 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2014. "The Role of Data in Research and Policy." PSC Research Report No. 14-818. April 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Marie Wentzel, and Heston E. Phillips. 2013. "Recycling Behavior among Urban South Africans:The Role of Race and Social Status." PSC Research Report No. 13-790. April 2013. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Marie Wentzel, and Heston E. Phillips. 2010. "Awareness of Water Pollution as a Problem and the Decision to Treat Drinking Water Among Rural African Households with Unclean Drinking Water: South Africa 2005." PSC Research Report No. 10-701. April 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., Marie Wentzel, John Romani, and Heston E. Phillips. 2010. "Exploring Environmental Consciousness in South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 10-709. June 2010. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Mosidi S. Nhlapo. 2009. "Changes in Standard of Living among Population Groups in South Africa: 1998-2006." PSC Research Report No. 08-654. July 2009. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2008. "The Changing Pattern of Adult Mortality in South Africa, 1997-2005: HIV and Other Sources." PSC Research Report No. 08-649. July 2008. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. "Adult External Cause Mortality in South Africa and Russia: 1997-2002." PSC Research Report No. 06-593. April 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., John Romani, Heston E. Phillips, Marie Wentzel, and Kholadi Tlabela. 2006. "Exploring Perceptions, Behaviors and Awareness: Water and Water Pollution in South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 06-596. April 2006. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Johan A. van Zyl. 2004. "Considerations and Recommendations in Undertaking Population Projections for South Africa Intended to Assess the Impact and Consequences of HIV/AIDS." PSC Research Report No. 04-561. August 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2004. "Undercount in China's 2000 Census in Comparative Perspective." PSC Research Report No. 04-565. September 2004. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2003. "Fertility in South Africa: Current Issues and Prospects for the Future." PSC Research Report No. 03-532. February 2003. Abstract. PDF.

Romani, John H., and Barbara A. Anderson. 2002. "Development, Health and the Environment: Factors Influencing Infant and Child Survival in South Africa." PSC Research Report No. 02-525. August 2002. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Heston E. Phillips, and Johan van Zyl. 2001. "Safe Water, Access to Health Care, and Other Factors Affecting Infant and Child Survival among the African and Coloured Populations of South Africa: An Analysis Based on the 1994 October Household Survey." PSC Research Report No. 01-472. May 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Phillips , Heston E., Barbara A. Anderson, and N. Phindiwe Tsebe. 2001. "Sex Ratios in South African Census Data 1970-1996." PSC Research Report No. 01-476. May 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. 2001. "Collective and Individual Responsibility -- Environment, Education, and Other Concerns in the Transition from Socialism in Russia." PSC Research Report No. 01-477. May 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A. 2001. "Russia Faces Depopulation? Dynamics of Population Decline." PSC Research Report No. 01-494. December 2001. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., Cheong-Seok Kim, John H. Romani, John Traphagan, and Jinyun Liu. "Living Arrangements and Mortality Rates Risks of the Urban Elderly in Yunnan Province, China, 1995." PSC Research Report No. 99-435. March 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Kim, Cheong-Seok, Barbara A. Anderson, and John H. Romani. "His or Her Parents: Contact of Young Married Women in Korea with Parents and with Parents-in-law." PSC Research Report No. 99-434. March 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., John H. Romani, Cheong-Seok Kim, John Traphagan, and Jinyun Liu. "The Effect of Elderly Household Members on School Enrollment of Children in Tibet." PSC Research Report No. 99-438. May 1999. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., Doo-Sub Kim, and John H. Romani. "Health Personnel, Son Preference, and Infant Mortality in China." PSC Research Report No. 97-401. June 1997. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. "Environmental Views in Estonia on the Eve of Independence: Perceptions of the Seriousness of Ecological Pollution as a Social Problem." PSC Research Report No. 97-400. June 1997. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. "Socio-economic Characteristics and Excess Female Infant Mortality in Jilin Province, China." PSC Research Report No. 97-409. November 1997. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Assessing Trends and Levels in Mortality in the Newly Independent States: Cautionary Notes." PSC Research Report No. 95-326. February 1995. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Population Redistribution and the Ethnic Balance in Transcaucasia." PSC Research Report No. 95-330. April 1995. Abstract. PDF.

Chuanfu, Zhang, Zhang Jianhua, Barbara A. Anderson, Jinyun Liu, and John H. Romani. "Quantity, Quality and Distribution of Health Personnel by Ethnic Group in Yunnan Province: 1982-1990." PSC Research Report No. 95-340. October 1995. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A. "Demographic and Social Characteristics of Nationalities in Yunnan Province, China: Cultural Diversity and Development Indicators." PSC Research Report No. 95-352. November 1995. Abstract. PDF.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Fertility and Sex Ratios at Birth in China: The Effects of Parity and the Sex Composition of Previous Children, Based on Ethnic Comparisons in Xinjiang." PSC Research Report No. 94-301. January 1994. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "The Geodemography of Infant Mortality in the Soviet Union, 1950-1990." PSC Research Report No. 94-316. August 1994. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Problems in Measuring Ethnic Differences in Mortality in Northern China." PSC Research Report No. 93-277. April 1993. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Edward Ponarin, Brian D. Silver, and Mikk Titma. "Emigration Potential among Young Adults in Ukraine." PSC Research Report No. 93-281. May 1993. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Kalev Katus, and Brian D. Silver. "Developments and Prospects for Population Statistics in Countries of the Former Soviet Union." PSC Research Report No. 93-296. November 1993. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Kalev Katus, Allan Puur, and Brian D. Silver. "The Validity of Survey Responses on Abortion: Evidence from Estonia." PSC Research Report No. 92-240. August 1992.

Anderson, Barbara A., Allan Puur, Brian D. Silver, Henry Soova, and Rein Voormann. "Use of a Lottery as an Incentive to Increase Survey Participation." PSC Research Report No. 92-242. July 1992. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Kalev Katus, Allan Puur, and Brian D. Silver. "Characteristics of Women Having Abortions in Estonia." PSC Research Report No. 92-254. September 1992. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Mortality Trends in the Working Ages: Soviet Regions in Comparative Perspective, 1959-1988." PSC Research Report No. 91-208. April 1991. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "A Simple Measure of Fertility Control: Illustrations from the Soviet Union." PSC Research Report No. 91-214. May 1991. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A. "The Role of Abortion in Fertility Decisions in the Soviet Union: Results from Analysis of Data from Soviet Emigres." PSC Research Report No. 91-231. September 1991. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Patterns of Cohort Mortality of the Soviet Population." PSC Research Report No. 89-143. May 1989. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., Brian D. Silver, and Jinyun Liu. "The Mortality of Ethnic Groups in Northern China and Soviet Central Asia." PSC Research Report No. 89-158. September 1989. Abstract.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Some Factors in the Linguistic and Ethnic Russification of Soviet Nationalities: Is Everyone Becoming Russian?" PSC Research Report No. 88-129. September 1988.

Anderson, Barbara A. 1987. "The Life Course of Soviet Women Born 1905-1960." PSC Research Report No. 86-91. February 1987.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Changes in the Seasonality of Births as an Indicator of Improvement of Registration: The Case of the Soviet Union." PSC Research Report No. 87-108. April 1987.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "The Changing Shape of Soviet Mortality, 1958-1985: An Evaluation of Old and New Evidence." PSC Research Report No. 87-111. July 1987.

Anderson, Barbara A., Brian D. Silver, and Paul R. Abramson. "Effects of The Race of the Interviewer on Race-Related Attitudes of Black Respondents in SRC/CPS National Election Studies." PSC Research Report No. 87-113. September 1987.

Anderson, Barbara A. 1986. "Family and Fertility in Russian and Soviet Censuses." PSC Research Report No. 84-64. October 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1986. "Measurement and Mismeasurement of the Validity of Self-Reported Vote." PSC Research Report No. 85-75. February 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1986. "Sex Differentials in Mortality in the Soviet Union: Regional Differences in the Length of Working Life in Comparative Perspective." PSC Research Report No. 85-85. July 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "The Validity of Survey Responses: Interviews of Multiple Respondents in a Household from a Survey of Soviet Emigrants." PSC Research Report No. 85-89. January 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., Brian D. Silver, and Victoria A. Velkoff. "Education of the Handicapped in the USSR: Exploration of the Statistical Picture." PSC Research Report No. 86-90. February 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. "Infant Mortality in the Soviet Union: Regional Differences and Measurement Issues." PSC Research Report No. 86-93. April 1986.

Abramson, Paul R., Brian D. Silver, and Barbara A. Anderson. "The Effects of Question Order in Attitude Surveys: The Case of the SRC/CPS Citizen Duty Items." PSC Research Report No. 86-99. July 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., Brian D. Silver, and Paul R. Abramson. "The Effects of Race of the Interviewer on Measures of Electoral Participation by Blacks SRC National Election Studies." PSC Research Report No. 86-102. September 1986.

Anderson, Barbara A., and Brian D. Silver. 1985. "Demographic Consequences of World War II on Non-Russian Nationalities of the USSR." PSC Research Report No. 84-63. October 1985.

Silver, Brian D., Barbara A. Anderson, and Paul R. Abramson. "Who Overreports Voting in American Elections? A Reconsideration of the Effects of Respondent Characteristics." PSC Research Report No. 85-76. March 1985.

Other Reports

Anderson, Barbara A., and Heston E. Phillips. 2006. "Technical Report on Coverage and Quality of Death Registration Data in South Africa: 1997-2004." Pretoria: Statistics South Africa.

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. 2002. "Environmental Views in Estonia on the Eve of Independence: Perceptions of the Seriousness of Ecological Pollution as a Social Problem." Proceedings of the National Research Center, Rome

Anderson, Barbara A., and John H. Romani. 2001. "Collective and Individual Responsibility - Environment, Education, and Other Concerns in the Transition from Socialism in Russia." University of Michigan Population Studies Center Research Report No. 01-477