Checking date: 21/05/2023


Course: 2024/2025

Demography
(16637)
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Political Science (2018 Study Plan) (Plan: 411 - Estudio: 320)


Coordinating teacher: JUIF , DACIL TANIA

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
Semester:




Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Basic mathematics
Objectives
LEARNING OUTCOMES - Understand, compare and apply basic demographic concepts (natural fertility, parity-specific, IDP, marriage squeeze, etc.) - Know how demographic data are collected (in censuses, civil registrations, and data repositories) and be able to retrieve and use them - Acquire the necessary tools for demographic analysis (calculate indices like the TFR, life expectancy, CDR, migration turnover, migration ratio) - Trace population dynamics from a historical and global comparative perspective; identify current trends and future scenarios - Learn about the principal determinants of demographic change and the related theories - Reflect upon the socioeconomic and environmental consequences of demographic change, including population growth, fertility decline, rise in longevity, ageing and urbanization - Acquire a general view about population policies from a global comparative perspective
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to demography 2. Demographic theories: Malthus and the demographic transition 3. Demographic methods and data 4. Health and mortality transition 5. The fertility transition 6. Migration transition 7. The age transition: challenges of ageing 8. The urban transition 9. Family and household transition 10. Population growth and sustainability
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures Practical Classes: -Oral presentation in class -Exercises to be carried out in groups or individually -Discussions Individual office hours
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 25
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 75
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Weeks, John R. . Population. An introduction to concepts and issues. Cengage Learning. 2015
Additional Bibliography
  • Bongaarts, J. and Casterline, J.. Fertility Transition: Is sub-Saharan Africa Different? . Population and Development Review 38(1): 153¿168.
  • Borjas, G. J.. Immigration and globalization: A review essay.. Journal of Economic Literature, 53(4), 961-74. . 2015
  • Christensen, K., Doblhammer, G., Rau, R., & Vaupel, J. W. . Ageing populations: the challenges ahead. The lancet, 374(9696), 1196-1208. 2009
  • Lesthaeghe, R.. The unfolding story of the second demographic transition. . Population and development review, 36(2), 211-251. . 2010
  • Malthus, T. R.. Essay on the principle of population. London: ¿J. Johnson. 1798
  • Reher, D. S. . Economic and social implications of the demographic transition.. Population and development review, 37(s1), 11-33. 2011
  • Wachter, Kenneth W.. Essential demographic methods. Harvard University Press. 2014
  • Zarulli, V., Jones, J. A. B., Oksuzyan, A., Lindahl-Jacobsen, R., Christensen, K., & Vaupel, J. W. . Women live longer than men even during severe famines and epidemics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(4), E832-E840. 2018

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.