Demography Courses Fall 2016
Introduction to Demography – 32119 – DCP 70100 – 0
GC: R, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 3 credits, Professor Jennifer Dowd
This course will review the demographic, social, and economic determinants of fertility, health, mortality and related demographic aspects, and the effects of population size, composition, and structure on social and economic conditions. Each week will focus on the predominant themes in these subareas of demography. Topics will include, among others: the demographic transition; aging and mortality; fertility; urbanization; migration; family demography, population and environment; spatial demography, and the demographic future. This course will be a hybrid format with some sessions conducted online. Prerequisites: None.
Adv Meth Demographic Analysis – 32120 – DCP 80100 – 0
GC: T, 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., 3 credits, Professor Shiro Horiuchi
In this course we study advanced methods of demographic analysis. They are widely used in research on mortality, fertility, nuptiality, migration, population composition, and other demographic processes, but many of them can also be applied to a broad range of topics in other areas of the social sciences and biomedical sciences. Those methods include life table techniques (multiple-decrement and multi-state), decomposition analysis, age-period-cohort models, demographic applications of the principal component analysis (e.g., Lee-Carter model), Lexis map analysis, smoothing and non-parametric regression techniques, event history analysis, and mathematical models of population dynamics. Computer exercises using R are included. Prerequisites: (1) Introductory statistics including multiple linear regression; (2) DCP 70200 or permission of the instructor. No background in calculus or matrix algebra, or no previous experience in R is required.
Planned in Spring 2017
- DCP 70200 Methods of Demographic Analysis
- DCP 80300 Spatial Demography