The recent evolution of demographic and social phenomena in Italy and comparisons with the European context. Second Demographic Transition and new family forms. Migrations and immigrant integration in Italy and Europe.
- Genitori Cercasi, L.Mencarini e D.Vignoli, 2018, Università Bocconi Editore.
-Other lectures and slides provided during the course
At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the main demographic and social problems of contemporary European societies.
- Understanding demographic phenomena at the macro level and analysis of micro-mechanisms linking socio-economic factors and family behaviours at the individual level.
- Answering theory-driven socio-demographic research questions through secondary data analysis in Stata.
Prerequisites: Some knowledge of statistics (regression models) and demography are welcomed. Basic knowledge of the statistical software Stata are highly recommended.
Face-to-face lectures and lab sessions.
Given the hands-on approach of the course, students are strongly encouraged to regularly attend the lessons.
Type of Assessment
ATTENDING students: written and oral exam.
The oral exam is composed by three questions on the course programme and accounts for 2/3 of the final mark.
Students will have to produce a short paper which, starting from a research question based on the topics of the course, includes some statistical elaborations and their substantive interpretation. Such written part of the exam accounts for 1/3 of the final mark.
NON-ATTENDING students: oral exam on all topics of the course. For more information, non-attending students should contact the lecturer.
The recent evolution of demographic and social phenomena in Italy and comparisons with the European context. Welfare Regimes Theory. Second Demographic Transition and new family forms (cohabitation, non-marital childbearing, separation and divorce). Demographic changes and social inequality. Migrations and immigrant integration in Italy and Europe.