The course aims to introduce the basic concepts and provide tools for the study of population structure and demographic behavior. Concepts and measures are verified on real populations through appropriate examples to be conducted with the use of data obtained from official sources and the main surveys.
he course has two main educational objectives. The first aims to provide students with both the basis for the understanding and measurement of processes of population, both the knowledge of the characteristics and evolution of aggregated demographic, with interpretations that relate also to the socio-economic disciplines. The achievement of the second objective, which will be pursued in the second part of the course provides an illustration of the main demographic issues that affect the population of developed countries and countries in the developing world. In the second part of the course will pay particular attention to the application of these issues, through structured exercises with aggregate data from official sources, and exhaustive surveys. The exercises will be supported by laboratory tests driven by the presence of the teacher.
Preparatory Course: Statistics I
Classroom teaching lessons: Total 48 hours
Lessons for classroom teaching practice and in the laboratory: Total 24 hours
Type of Assessment
The examination consists of a written and an oral test. Both have the same weight on the final evaluation. In the written test, 5 exercises are included and every one has a score equal to 6.
- The concept of a population as a collection of individuals and as a renewable set of biographies: 2 hours of lectures;
- The demographic sources in developed countries and in developing countries: 2 hours of lectures;
- Measurement of growth: 4 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory 2;
- The demographic structure: the pyramid by age and indices of structure: 4 hours of lecture, hours of esercitaizone / 2 lab;
- State and population movement: the Lexis diagram: 4 hours of lectures;
- The measurement of demographic phenomena: an introduction to the concepts of intensity and timing: 2 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory 2;
- Analysis of longitudinal and period data: hours of 1;
- Observations of phenomena: net and perturbed phenomena
- Longitudinal analysis: the measurement of phenomena in the cohorts: 1 hour lesson;
- General and specific rates: 2 hours of lectures;
- Renewable processes and non-renewable processes: rates and probability; analysis by generation and by period: 4 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory 2;
- Theory of the "reduced events" (rates) : 4 hours of lectures;
- Construction of the table of elimination and analysis of biographies: 4 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory 2;
- The processes of mortality: 4 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory 2;
- The processes of fertility and reproduction: 4 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory 2;
- The processes of migration: 2 hours of lecture, hours of tutorial / laboratory : 2.