- Code DEMO8008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Geography, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Heather Booth
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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The course is designed to introduce students to basic concepts of demographic measurement and modelling used to study changes in population size and composition. The course covers basic measures of mortality, fertility and migration; life table construction; multiple decrement life tables; stable populations; and population projections. Students will learn to apply demographic methods through a series of weekly problem sets.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Students will leave the course with a solid grounding in the sources of demographic data, and the construction and interpretation of basic demographic indicators such as life expectancy and total fertility rate.
Problem sets (20%), mid-term exam (30%), final exam (50%).
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1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial, per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Required: SH Preston, P Heuveline and M Guillot. 2001. Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes, Blackwell Publishers: Oxford.
Supplementary: G Carmichael. 2001. An Introduction to Demographic Analysis, The Australian National University: Canberra. (provided in class as pdf file)
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2475||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|