Week 1 Material:
Introduction to Demography:
What is Demography?
The scientific study of human populations.
The term was coined in 1855 by Achille Guillard, who used it in the title of his book lments de
Statistique Humaine ou Dmographie Compare.
Week 9 Material:
What is the Urban Transition?:
-The urban transition represents the reorganization of human society from
being predominantly rural and agricultural to being predominantly urban
-The vast majority of Americans live in
Week 8 Material:
What Is The Age Transition?:
-This age transition represents a shift from a very young population in which
there are slightly more males than females to an older population in which
there are more females than males.
-The interaction of f
Week 7 Material:
-Changing residence and moving all social activities from one place to
-International migrants move between countries.
-Internal migrants move within national boundaries.
-The U.S. Census Bureau de
Week 6 Material:
-Shift from high fertility, with minimal individual control, to low fertility,
which is entirely under a womans control.
-Involves a delay in childbearing and an earlier end to childbearing.
-Frees women and men from
Week 5 Material:
Morbidity: refers to the prevalence of disease in a population.
Mortality: refers to the pattern of death.
Defining the Health and Mortality Transition
For virtually all of human history, early death was commonplace.
As a result, the vari
Week 4 Material
Census of population
population, demographic structure and characteristics.
population processes of births and deaths
Local population changes, geographic mobility and migration
Week 3 Material: * KNOW THIS WEEKS MATERIAL THE BEST! *
Developing a Demographic Perspective
1. What are the causes of population growth (or, at least, population change)?
2. What are the consequences of population growth or change?
Week 2 Material:
Human beings have been around for at least 200,000 years.
For almost all of that time, humans were hunter-gatherers living a primitive existence marked by high
fertility and high mortality, and very slow population growth.
Week 10 Material:
What is the Family and Household Transition?
- (Know this DEFINITION!): The increasing diversity in family and household
structure occasioned by people living longer, with fewer children born,
increasingly in urban settings, and subject