DS 602: Population and Development


In this course students are introduced to population issues and their relationship to development, particularly in developing countries. Themes to be covered include demographic methods of data collection and analysis; evaluation of quality of data; population dynamics; determinants of population change (fertility, mortality, and migration; urbanization and population settlement; global and regional demographic situation, population structure, population distribution, contemporary population issues; theories of population change; impact of population change to development: population and environment, consequences of rapid population growth, population and food security; population policies.