In the first part, major contemporary changes in the demography of families are introduced (fertility; union formation and dissolution dynamics; intergenerational relation). In the second part, following the life course approach, the course presents an introduction to event-history analysis techniques. During the course, the students will develop their own research project to respond to substantive research question (in the area of family demography) using the STATA statistical software.
Scherer S. (2013). Analisi dei dati longitudinali. Bologna: Il Mulino. Capitoli I, II, II + Appendice
Mencarini L. & Vignoli D. (2018). Genitori cercasi. L'Italia nella trappola demografica. Milano: Università Bocconi Editore.
Understanding and interpreting major contemporary demographic issues. Utilizing methods of event-history analysis to address specific research questions on family dynamics.
The course includes: traditional lectures; labs with the statistical software STATA; students' presentations
Modalità di verifica apprendimento
Attending students: writing of a mini-project on a topic to be agreed with the teacher (60% of the final mark) and a presentation of the mini-project (40% of the final mark)
Non attending students: writing of a mini-project on a topic to be agreed with the teacher (100% of the final mark)
Programma del corso
Macro and micro approaches in demography; Topics (fertility, union formation, union dissolution, subjective well-being and family dynamics, intergenerational relations); Methods (basic concepts of event-history analysis, longitudinal data and life table estimator; Kaplan-Meier and analysis by subgroups; Episode splitting; Basic models; comparison between models and interactions; Limits and potentials of EHA)