Lecture 1 - Intro - migration flows affect voting patterns...

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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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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2009 for the course ECON 1110 taught by Professor Wissink during the Fall '06 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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