Empirical tests of the Demographic Transition
Theory were explored with both historic data
in Europe and current (~1970s) data in high
Demographic Transition is more nuanced
Demographic behavior is shaped by individual,
SOC369K Population and Society
Assignment 2: Fertility situation in your country.
Due: October 28th
Using the country from your last assignment (or a new one if you want), go to the Census
Bureau's International Data Base web site. Then for this country f
SOC369K: Population and Society
Mortality situation in your country.
DUE: October 2nd
Select data on a country that seems interesting to you. Go to a source of demographic data for
this country. There are a variety of sources you might use. I would recomm
Goals for today
1. Finish up our discussion of demographic data.
2. Discuss historical changes in mortality risk
3. Describe social demography of mortality risk
II. Vital Statistics/Population Register
Vital statistics: data capturing the vital events of
Part I. Worth 25% of Final Exam Grade
Final Exam: Thursday, May 10, 9:00-12:00.
The sociological imagination describes the process of linking individual experience with broader social
forces and one's place in history. By invoking our sociological imagina
University of Texas
Department of Sociology
Population and Society
Dr. Shannon Cavanagh
Office: CLA 2.708A
Hours: Monday at 12:15 or by appointment