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Schedule


SESSION # TOPIC ACTIVITIES
 
1

Sources of Demographic Data

  • Identify the different sources of data
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each

Lecture 1 Slides

Lecture 1 Audio:

Exercises

2

Ratio, Rate, and Probability

  • Define and distinguish ratio, rate, and probability
  • Identify fundamental rates in demography: crude and specific rates
  • Define crude birth rate, crude death rate, and rate of natural increase

Lecture 2 Slides

Lecture 2 Audio:

Exercises

3

Population Composition

  • Define and calculate indicators for the following characteristics: sex, age, race, marital status, education, and economic statu
  • Describe the distribution of a population using these various demographic characteristics

Lecture 3 Slides

Lecture Audio:

Exercises

4

Lexis Diagram

  • Draw a Lexis diagram
  • Use it for display of demographic data and for estimation.

Lecture 4 Slides

Lecture 4 Audio:

Exercises

5

Mortality and Its Measurement

  • Distinguish the different definitional matters
  • Define and calculate basic and specific mortality indicators

Lecture 5 Slides

Lecture 5 Audio:

Exercises

6

Standardization

  • Indicate the Purposes of Standardization
  • Define and distinguish between direct and indirect standardization
  • Apply the methods and interpret the results

Lecture 6 Slides

Lecture 6 Audio:

Part A

Exercises

7

Life Table

  • Construct a life table
  • Contrast different life tables
  • Use Survival Ratios to project and reverse survive populations

Lecture 7 Slides

Lecture 7 Audio:

Exercises

8

Measures of Marriage and Divorce

  • Define and Calculate Indicators of Marriage
  • Define and calculate indicators of divorce

Lecture 8 Slides

Lecture 8 Audio:

No Exercises

9

Fertility and Its Measurements

  • Define and Calculate Measures of Fertility Based on Vital Statistics
  • Define and calculate measures of reproductivity based on vital statistics
  • Define and calculate measures of fertility based on censuses and surveys
  • Recognize the relationship among some fertility indicators
  • Define and calculate indicators and models to measure birth intervals
  • Be knowledgeable about various fertility models

Lecture 9 Slides

Lecture 9 Audio:

Exercises

10

Measurements of Migration

  • Define Migration and its Different Forms
  • Estimate Net Migration Using Different Assumptions
  • Define and calculate different indicators
  • Examine different ways of studying migration

Lecture 10 Slides

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Exercises

11

Population Change and Projection

  • Estimate rates of change in populations
  • Calculate doubling time
  • Understand the relationship between age distribution and demographic rates and understand the book-keeping equation
  • Project a population and its age-sex composition using different assumptions and interpret the results
  • Evaluate different projections

Lecture 11 Slides

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Exercises