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Lecture 1 - Intro - PAM 2030 Population and Public Policy...

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PAM 2030 Population and Public Policy Statler 165 M W 2:55 – 4:10 Professor Daniel Lichter
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What is Demography? Study of the: Size, Distribution, Composition of the Population; Changes therein; and Components of Change, including Mortality Fertility Migration
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Causes and Consequences Formal Demography – statistical interrelations among the various demographic components (size, distribution, etc.). High fertility rates affect population growth Social Demography – focuses on how social, cultural, and economic factors shape and are shaped by population variables Excessive population growth affects economic development or regional
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Unformatted text preview: migration flows affect voting patterns or population aging affects crime rates; or – Material cultural (contraceptive technology) affects fertility or nonmaterial cultural (abortion laws) affect fertility Population and Policy • Why important? – Reapportionment and redistricting – Allocation of federal and state funding – Planning (e.g., new highways and waste water treatment plants, school enrollment, demand for medical services) – Evaluation of programs (sex education classes and teen fertility) Next: Global and US Population Change...
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