DSOC 2010 Population Dynamics
Introduction to population studies. The primary focus is on the relationships between demographic processes (fertility, mortality, and immigration) and social and economic issues. Discussion covers special topics related to population growth and spatial distribution, including marriage and family formation, population aging, changing roles and statuses of women, labor force participation, immigrations, urban growth and urbanization, resource allocation, and the environment. Outcome 1: Understand and examine the determinants and consequences of demographic change, and components therein in the US and internationally. Outcome 2: Examine the mutual interrelationships between population and society Outcome 3: Understand alternative policy approaches associated with challenges and opportunities presented by changing population size and composition Outcome 4: Utilize basic methodological approaches to population analysis.
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