Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Offering students essential knowledge to comprehend correctly the main demographic issues
This course introduces the basic techniques of demographic analysis. Students will become familiar with the sources of data available for demographic research. Population composition and change measures will be presented. Measures of mortality, fertility, marriage and migration levels and patterns will be defined. Life table, standardization and population projection techniques will also be explored.
Recommended or required reading and course materials:
Class notes and suggested readings. For a general overview:
G. De Santis, Demografia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2010.
M. Livi Bacci, Introduzione alla demografia, Torino, Loescher, 1999.
Availability of supporting material and bibliographic references also in a foreign language