Lecture4 - Introduction to Population Dynamics Course Outline What is Demography Basic population processes Definitions Measures Variations

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    Introduction  to Population Dynamics  
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    Course Outline   What is Demography? Basic population processes Definitions &  Measures Variations Theories  Secondary population  processes   Consequences of population  processes Classic perspectives Recent perspectives and  empirical studies
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    Today’s Lesson Objectives  General review of  fertility,  mortality & migration measures    Ch5:  pp. 172-178 Ch 6: pp. 208-214 Ch7:  pp. 278-281 Detailed review of  fertility  measures  
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    Demographic Measures:  Fundamental Principles       General considerations : Time reference definitions  “population at risk”  age &sex adjustment Types of measures:  counts  percentage/ proportion  rates  Ratios Types of measures Crude vs. adjusted Aggregated vs. disaggregated  Prevalence vs. incidence  Cohort vs. period 
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    Fertility  
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    Fertility  Birth=  “The complete expulsion or  extraction from its mother of a  product of conception, which, 
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2007 for the course SOC 2202 taught by Professor Williams, l during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture4 - Introduction to Population Dynamics Course Outline What is Demography Basic population processes Definitions Measures Variations

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