Demography Courses Fall 2013
Introduction to Demography - 21852 - DCP 70100 - GC
GC: R, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., 3 credits, Professor Jennifer B. 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: demographic transition; aging and mortality; fertility, family planning, and reproductive health; urbanization; migration; family demography to include marriage, living arrangements, and family structure; population and environment; consequences of population growth for economic development; and the demographic future.
Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis - 21853 - DCP 80100 - GC
GC: M, 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 changes, and other demographic processes, but many of them can also be applied to a broad range of subjects in other areas of social sciences and biomedical sciences. Those methods include event history analysis (nonparametric, semi-parametric and parametric versions; continuous and discrete time versions; fixed and time-dependent covariate versions), life table techniques (single-decrement, multiple-decrement and multi-state), methods of decomposition analysis, age-period-cohort models, methods for analyzing rate changes (e.g., Lee-Carter model), Lexis contour mapping, smoothing and non-parametric regression techniques, and models of population dynamics. Computer exercises are included. Prerequisites: DCP 70200 and introductory statistics including multiple linear regression, or permission of the instructor. No calculus background is required.