SOC 6050

SOC 6050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The objective of this course is to provide a conceptual overview and technical "tool-kit" for studying population issues and public policies. What is a demographic perspective?  And how can it be applied usefully to important domestic and international policy issues of the day (e.g., housing segregation, health and retirement, labor mobility and immigration, and above- and below-replacement fertility, school projections, etc.). The course will introduce students to various demographic data sources (e.g., decennial census and periodic fertility surveys), conventional measures (e.g., fertility rates and measures of poverty/inequality), and conventional demographic techniques (e.g., life tables, rate standardization, and population forecasting) used in social demography.  For the most part, the course places the emphasis on the appropriate application of demographic tools and on scientifically-sound interpretations.

When Offered Fall.

  • Appreciate the many different ways that demographers approach significant substantive and empirical policy problems.
  • Apply a demographic perspective and methods broadly across many different substantive areas in the social sciences (e.g., family social sciences, health, criminology, and education.
  • Pursue more advanced technical courses in demographic methods or in substantively-oriented demography courses.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GDEV 6070PUBPOL 6050

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19232 SOC 6050   LEC 001

    • R Warren Hall 101
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Hall, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person