- Demographic structures (age, sex, marital status ) and population growth ;
- Methods of fertility analysis ;
- Methods of mortality analysis ;
- Methods of internal migration analysis ;
- Introduction to interactions between demographic movements and structures.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1.||have acquired the tools to master the main methods and approaches of demographic analysis.|
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- to understand the fundamental tools of demographic analysis (rates, quotients, synthetic indices, etc.) and their applications,
- to resort to the main methods of analysing the components of population change, both cross-sectionally and longitudinally
- to mobilise these tools and methods in the context of concrete applications (based on individual or aggregated data).
-to read and use reference books in English.
- Crude rates and age-specific probabilities and rates, Lexis diagram, direct and indirect standardization.
- Mortality analysis: cohort and period life tables, introduction to cause-specific mortality analysis, disability-free life expectancies, decomposition of differences in life expectancies,...
- Fertility analysis: fertility rate by age and rank, parity progression, proximate determinants...
- Methods for analysing migration and nuptiality
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course is structured around lectures and practical work. Active participation in courses and sessions of practical work is essential.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.A dispensatory test allowing students to evaluate their command of the material is organised in the middle of the semester.
The final assessment is based on a written exam organized during the regular session.
The exam takes the form of a written examination.
Lecture notes and portfolio of readings.
A teaching assistant helps with practical work sessions (20 h tutorials)
S. Preston, P. Heuveline, and M. Guillot. Demography : Measuring and Modeling Population Processes, volume m. Blackwell, 2001.
D.T. Rowland. Demographic Methods and Concepts. Oxford University Press, 2003