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Ekonomihögskolan vid Lunds universitet

EKHM60  Causes of Demographic Change, 7,5 hp (ECTS)

The course gives an introduction to demographic data, measurement and description of demographic phenomena. The course consists of two parts:

  • Demographic methods. Basic demographic measures and concepts are discussed, such as rates, the lexis diagram, life tables, fertility, nuptiality, mortality and migration measures.
  • Theories and evidence on global demographic change in an historical perspective. The long term demographic development in the world is discussed and related to different theoretical explanations.