- Code DEMO8091
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Demography
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Demography
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Population Studies, Demography, Public Health, Sustainable Development
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2017
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The course begins by contrasting the theoretical models of stable and stationary populations with the reality of population change. The processes of birth, death and migration shape the size and structure of a population in ever-changing ways. This course covers the cohort-component method of population projection and its application, including how to provide input about the future of these demographic processes. Population dynamics involves the understanding and interpretation of the changing population structure due to the interplay of demographic processes, themselves dependent on socio-economic and other factors. As population dynamics transform many aspects of social and economic life, the process is one of constant renewal. Population ageing, demographic dividends and other specific aspects of population dynamics are examined.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Generate, interpret and evaluate stable and stationary population models
- Generate justifiable future series of demographic processes
- Generate, interpret and evaluate alternative population projections
- Demonstrate and interpret how fertility, mortality and migration affect population change
- Evaluate the role of population dynamics in socio-economic change
- Review and critique research on population projections and population dynamics
Indicative AssessmentIn-class quizzes (10%) - LO 1-5
Assignment 1 - Stable population exercises (10%) -- LO1
Assignment 2 - Population projects and report (1,500 words) (30%) - LO 2,3
Presentation - Population Dynamics (20 mins, 10 minutes question time, with recording for assessment monitoring) (50%) (LO 3-6)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of directed learning
b) 94 hours of independent student research, problem solving, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsReadings will be provided via the course Wattle site.
Preliminary ReadingRowland, DT. 2003 Demographic Methods and Concepts. OUP
Samuel Preston, Patrick Heuveline, Michel Guillot. 2000. Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Wiley.
Assumed KnowledgeProficiency in Microsoft Excel.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9505||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|