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Course: Introduction to Demographic Methods

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1

Sources of Demographic Data

• Identify the different sources of data

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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

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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

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4

Lexis Diagram

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

Lecture 4 Slides

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5

Mortality and Its Measurement

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

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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

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Part A

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7

Life Table

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

Lecture 7 Slides

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8

Measures of Marriage and Divorce

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

Lecture 8 Slides

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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

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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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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

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