Department of Economic History

Lund University School of Economics and Management

EKHT25 Advanced Topics in Economic Demography - Demography of the Global South

Graduate level, 7.5 hp (ECTS)

This course focuses on demographic processes and issues in different regions of the global south, both present and historical. With a point of departure in the Demographic transition, this course takes a multifaceted approach and covers various sub-fields within the field of demography, such as migration, mortality, health, fertility, and family issues. The overarching aim is to understand the causes and consequences of demographic change within the distinct subfields. With a focus onthe global south, students will examine similarities and differences between countries and regions. Due to the breadth of the topic the course covers a set of sub-topics, focusing on a specific region or demographic process (such as fertility decline in Asia or the reduction in infant mortality in sub-Saharan  Africa) the content of the course will moreover vary from year to year in order to allow for addressing the selected subtopic at a level appropriate for a course at this level of progression.