20234 - POPULATION DYNAMICS AND ECONOMICS
CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
First part: background and demographic techniques:
Population today: demographic transitions and trends.
Basic concepts and measures of population structure and growth.
- Population pyramids and population projections.
- Age-specific rates and probabilities.
- Age structure and the economy: dependency ratios, demographic dividend and youth bulge.
- The life table and differential life table patterns.
- Measuring health conditions in developed and developing countries.
- Fertility and reproduction.
- The micro-based approach to population: the life course and the event-history analysis.
- Examples and computer-based exercises on real data in the laboratory.
Second part: key issues in population dynamics and economics:
- The emergence of low and lowest-low fertility a global perspective.
- The Institutional and cultural foundation of demographic change.
- Happiness and demographic choices.
- Migration, migrants and urbanization.
- Global trends in life expectancy - contemporary debates.
- Using demographic tools to understand health and well-being.
- Population health under globalization increasing inequality or substantive convergence.
- B.A. ANDERSON, World population dynamics. An introduction to Demography, 2015 (selected chapters only).
- H.P. BLOSSFELD, G. ROHWER, K. GOLSCH, Event History Analysis with Stata, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007 (selected chapters only).
- Papers to be specified in the detailed syllabus.