• Offered by School of Demography
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Demography
  • Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course examines education and labour force through a population studies perspective, and addresses the theories, empirical observations, and policy considerations in each of the topics discussed. The course draws upon case studies in both developed and developing regions, providing contrasting socio-cultural contexts and the relevant policy responses in countries at different stages of the demographic transition.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course, students are expected to have the following learning outcomes:

  1. A sound understanding on the interrelationship between education, labour force, economic growth and demographic processes.
  2. Be able to effectively locate and extract the relevant data required to provide inputs for the design of education and labour market-related policy. 
  3. Students should be confident in their ability to analyze education and labour market trends from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, and present them in a coherent manner in verbal and written discussion.
  4. Students are encouraged to practice leadership and oral communication skills through their participation in reading seminars.

Indicative Assessment

Essay presentation (20%) - assesses learning outcomes 1,2,3,4

Essay, 2000 words (40%) - assesses learning outcomes 1,2,3

Final exam (30%) - assesses learning outcomes 1,2,3,

Class participation (10%) - assesses learning outcomes 1,2,3,4

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Two 90-minute sessions per week. Each session begins with a 45 minutes lecture and followed by discussions. Students are expected to undertake 6 hours of study per week outside of class time. Students are expected to read the assigned reading materials before attending every tutorial in order to facilitate in-class discussion.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Certificate in Social Research or Master of Social Research. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Students are expected to download/read the materials from the internet themselves prior to coming into tutorials. Please refer to the course reading list for assigned readings.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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