79188 - DEMOGRAPHY

Scheda insegnamento

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

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Anno Accademico 2021/2022

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student knows basic instruments to analyse structural and dynamic aspects of populations. Particularly, the student is able: - to measure population size, variation and distribution in time and space - to measure and analyse population structural characteristics - to measure and analyse demographic dynamics components

Contenuti

Introduction to population studies.

Sources of demographic data.

Population composition and variation. Relations between demographic dynamics and structures.

Basic elements of demographic analysis: crude and age-specific rates, standardization methods.

Period and cohort analysis.

Life tables.

Fertility and reproduction measures.

Migration in population analysis.

The demographic transition (elements).

 

Testi/Bibliografia

Suggested readings:

- Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, Douglas L. Anderton, David Yaukey,
"Demography: The Study of Human Population", Fourth Edition 4th Edition Waveland Press, Inc, 2015

Metodi didattici

All topics are illustrated with demographic data using some demographic software packages and Excel.

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

The final exam aims at evaluating the achievement of the following educational targets:

- to know the main international sources of demographic data 

- to calculate the main demographic indicators

- to measure and analyze the components of population dynamics.


The exam is a written test of the duration of 1h30 with 4-5 questions, including both practical exercises and open questions.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Video projector, computer lab.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Chiara Ludovica Comolli

Consulta il sito web di Francesco Scalone