Publications - Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard

 

Publications

Books

  • Ryan, Selwyn, Roy Mc Cree and Godfrey St. Bernard (1997) Behind the Bridge Power, Politics and Patronage in Laventille, Trinidad, Institute of Social and Economic Research, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, 392 pages.

Monographs

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey and Carol Salim (1995)     Adult Literacy in Trinidad and Tobago - A Study of the Findings of the National Literacy Survey 1995, Institute of Social and Economic Research, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, 90 pages.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1996) 1990-1991 Population and Housing Census of the Commonwealth Caribbean - National Census Report: St. Lucia, Caricom Secretariat, 170 pages.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1994) "Differential Attitudes Towards Endogamous Marriages: The Case of Indo-Trinidadians" International Journal of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, Volume 1 No. 2, pp. 1-12.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1994) “Ethnicity and Attitudes Towards Inter-racial Marriages in Trinidad and Tobago - An Exploration of Preliminary Findings" Caribbean Quarterly, Volume 40 Nos. 3 & 4, December, pp. 109-124
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey and Winston Matthews (2003) “A Contemporary Analysis of Road Traffic Crashes, Fatalities and Injuries in Trinidad and Tobago” Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Volume 10 No. 1-2, pp. 21-27
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2004) "Toward the Construction of a Social Vulnerability Index - Some Theoretical and Methodological Considerations" Journal of Social and Economic Studies, Vol. 53. No. 2, pp. 1-29 
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2008)  “Is Vision 2020 Twenty-Twenty Vision? A Preliminary Evaluation of Process” Journal of Social and Economic Studies, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 139-164
  • Conway, Dennis; Robert Potter and Godfrey St. Bernard (2008) “Dual Citizenship or Dual Identity?: Does ‘Transnationalism’ Supplant ‘Nationalism’ among Returning Trinidadians?” Global Networks, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 373-397
  • Potter, Robert B; Dennis Conway and Godfrey St. Bernard (2009) “Transnationalism Personified: Young Returning Trinidadians ‘in Their Own Words’ “Tidschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 101-113
  • Potter, Robert B; Dennis Conway and Godfrey St. Bernard (2009) “Repetitive Visiting as a Pre-Return Transitional Strategy among Youthful Trinidadian Returnees“ Mobilities, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 249-273
  • Agozino,Biko; Benjamin Bowling; Elizabeth Ward and Godfrey St. Bernard (2009) “Guns, Crime and Social Order in the West Indies“ Criminology and  Criminal Justice, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 287-305
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2009) “Firearms and Reported Homicide in Trinidad and Tobago: A Socio-Demographic Perspective “Caribbean Journal of Criminology and  Public Safety, Vol. 14, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 81-109
  • Potter, Robert B; Dennis Conway and Godfrey St. Bernard (2010) “Racism in a Melting Pot….?  Trinidadian Mid-life Transnational Migrants Views on Race, Colour-Class on Return to their Homes of Descent” Geoforum, Vol. 41, Issue 5, pp. 805-813 
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2010) “Demographics, Youth Victims and Measures for Prevention: The Case of Homicide in Trinidad and Tobago “Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Public Safety, Vol. 15, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 1-34
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2011) “An Exploratory Analysis of Mother’s Breastfeeding Practices in Trinidad and Tobago: Implications for Children’s Future Well Being” International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 109-129
  • Conway, Dennis; Robert Potter and Godfrey St. Bernard (2012) “Diaspora Return of Transnational Migrants to Trinidad and Tobago: The Additional Contributions of Social Remittances” International Development Planning Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 189-209

Chapters in Books

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1998) "Aspects of Family Life, Gender Relations and Ethnic Background: An Empirical Evaluation of Multi-Ethnicity and Youth in Trinidad and Tobago” in Wilma Bailey (ed.)  Gender and the Family in the Caribbean, pp. 147-184, Institute of Social and Economic Research, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (REFEREED).
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1999) "Ethnicity and Attitudes Towards Inter-racial Marriages in a Multiracial Society: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago" in Ralph R. Premdas (ed) Identity, Ethnicity and Culture in the Caribbean, pp. 157-184, School of Continuing Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (REFEREED).
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2001) “Demographic Characteristics of Family and Living Arrangements in the Commonwealth Caribbean” in Harry Goulbourne and Mary Chamberlin (eds) Caribbean Families in Britain and the Trans-Atlantic World, pp. 92-116, London: Macmillan, ISBN# 0 333 776795) (REFEREED).
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2003) "Major Trends Affecting Families in Central America and the Caribbean" in Major Trends affecting Families, pp. 128-163, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations, New York (REFEREED)
  •  St. Bernard, Godfrey (2004) "Measuring Social Vulnerability - Prospects for Evaluating Public Expenditure" in Ramesh Ramsaran (ed) Fiscal Experience in the Caribbean - Emerging Issues and Problems, pp. 645-678, Caribbean Centre for Monetary Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (REFEREED)
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2005) "Labour Market Challenges and Contemporary Youth in Caribbean Societies: Towards an Ameliorative Process" in Dennis Pantin (ed) Reader on Caribbean Economy: Prelude to Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, pp. 387-411, Ian Randle Publishers, Jamaica (REFEREED) 
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2006) "Episodes of Return Migration in Tobago – A Phenomenological Study" in Frances Henry and Dwaine Plaza (eds) Returning to the Source: The Final Stage of the Caribbean Migration Circuit, pp. 188-213, UWI Press, Mona Campus, Jamaica (REFEREED)
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2006) "Return Migration in Trinidad and Tobago - Motives, Choices and Consequences" in Rob Potter, Dennis Conway and Joan Phillips (eds) The Experience of Return Migration: Caribbean Perspectives, pp. 157-182, Ashgate Publishers (REFEREED)
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2008) “Exploring Childhood Victimization in Trinidad and Tobago: An Analysis of Homicidal Cases” in Aldrie Henry Lee amd Julie Meekes-Gardiner (eds) Promoting Child Rights Through, Volume 1, pp. 30-55, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (REFEREED)
  • Potter, Robert B; Dennis Conway and Godfrey St. Bernard (2009) “Returning Youthful Trinidadian Migrants: Prolonged Sojourners’ Transnational Experiences“ in Dennis Conway and Robert Potter (eds) Return Migration of the Next Generation: Transnational Mobility in the Twenty-first Century, pp. 274-309, Ashgate Publishers (REFEREED)                                                                                                                  

Edited Journal Issues

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey and Roy Mc Cree (eds) (2000) Caribbean Dialogue – A Policy Bulletin of Caribbean Affairs: Special Edition on Youth and Crime, Volume 4, Nos. 3 & 4

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Articles in Other Journals

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1998) “The Family and Contemporary Youth: Social Policy Challenges” Caribbean Dialogue – A Policy Bulletin of Caribbean Affairs Vol. 4, Nos. 3 & 4.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1999) “Foreign Born Populations and Development: The Case of St. Lucia" Caribbean Perspectives, January, 1999 - Issues in the `New’ Caribbean Migration, The Eastern Caribbean Center, the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey and Linda Hewitt (2011) “A Review of Caribbean Population and Housing Census Experience Using the Long and Short Forms" In JSM Proceedings, Statistical Computing Section, Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association, pp.348-356.

Technical Reports

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1998) Family and Society in Trinidad and Tobago: The Findings of the National Survey of Family Life 1994  Ministry of Social AND Community Development, The Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (1999) Framework for Policy Planning – Transforming the Information and Data Architecture, Policy Research and Development Institute, Tobago House of Assembly.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2001) Protocol for Data Collection on Domestic Violence in Caribbean Societies, The Social Affairs Division, The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.         
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2003) Towards a Social Vulnerability Index in the Caribbean United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Regional Headquarters for the Caribbean, Port of Spain, 38 pages.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2004) Ethnographic Survey of Persons Living With HIV/AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago United Nations Development Programme/Trinidad and Tobago HIV/AIDS Alliance, 72 pages. 
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2004) Formal Review of DFID-Funded Social Development Assistance Programme to the Caribbean Development Bank – DOMINICA CASE STUDY, Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados, 38 pages.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2005) Social Vulnerability Measurement in the Caribbean Sub-Region – A Pilot Test, United Nations ECLAC Sub-Regional Office, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2006) Responding to the Need for Social Development in Montserrat – A Demographic Study, Development Unit, The Government of Montserrat, Brades, Montserrat, 70 pages.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2006)  Social Outcomes and Characteristics of Youth in Trinidad and Tobago – An Analysis of the 2000 Population and Housing Census, United Nations ECLAC Sub-Regional Office, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 113 pages.
  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2007) Small States Economic Review and Basic Statistics – A Critical Review Economic Affairs Division, CARICOM Secretariat, London, England.

 Other Professional Documents

  • St. Bernard, Godfrey (2003) Course Material - Survey Design and Analysis (SY22E), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Distance Education Centre, The University of the West Indies.

 MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION FOR PUBLICATION

 Social Measurement in Caribbean Societies – Alternative Paradigms

This is due principally to the dearth of processes reinforcing the importance, relevance and impact that social measurement processes can have upon the determination of outcome associated with Caribbean social structures.  Over the years, I have been researching, writing and making pronouncements on numerous concerns that promote social measurement as a critical decision-making process impacting upon social development.  This should culminate in a book entitled Social Measurement in Caribbean Societies – Alternative Paradigms.   It will examine the following main themes.

  • Social Measurement – Relevance and Impact
  • Social Measurement – Past and Contemporary Status
  • Census-Taking in the Caribbean – A Critical Evaluation
  • Social Indicators in the Caribbean – Practical Experiences and Approaches
  • Domestic Violence in the Caribbean - Toward Measuring Incidence and Prevalence.
  • Measuring Youth Empowerment – Challenges Facing the Caribbean.
  • Measuring Social Vulnerability – Methodological Considerations.
  • Social Measurement, Caribbean Societies and the New Millennium.

Manual of Demographic Analysis for the Caribbean (with Chukwudum Uche)

This book seeks to introduce statisticians, demographers, students and other professionals to technical issues that arise in the context of analyzing data pertaining to populations such as those in the Caribbean.  The focus is primarily upon the use of principles akin to formal demography and indirect techniques that instrumental in the generation of critical demographic data and the solution of common demographic challenges that arise among practitioners operating in different spheres.  The content of the book will hinge upon the authors’ long experience teaching demographic techniques to different audiences or more recently, their facilitation of a series of workshops commissioned under the auspices of CARICOM and the Caribbean Development Bank to meet to strengthen capabilities with regard to demographic analysis in the Caribbean RegionThe main chapter headings include the following:

Sources of Demographic Data

  • Evaluating the Quality of Demographic Data
  • Mortality Measures
  • Life Table Analysis
  • Fertility Measures
  • Nuptiality Measures
  • Migration Measures
  • Stable Populations and Model Life Tables
  • Indirect Techniques
  • Population Estimates and Projections

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