Course: Introduction to Demographic Methods

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Introduction to Demographic Methods



Stan Becker and Nafissatou Sidibe

Originally Offered:

Spring 2003

Offered By:

Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health


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.

This course was developed by JHSPH faculty with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Qualified educators may order this course and others on CD-ROM from the Bill and Melinda Gates Instiute for Population and Reproductive Health .