Winter Semester 2012/2013

IMPRSD 310
Measures and Models of Demography

Dr. Peter Wagner


Start: 13 November 2012
End: 29 January 2013
Location:MPI Rostock

Instructor:

Course description:

This course provides an introduction to demographic methods and terminology, with a focus on the mathematics needed to develop a deeper understanding of demography. Based primarily on the book by Preston, Heuveline and Guillot, this course will emphasize the beauty of formal relationships.

Organization:

The course runs from 13 November 2012 to 29 January 2013 and will involve twelve 90-minute lectures.

Course prerequisites:

Students are expected to understand elementary calculus.

Examination:

There will be regular complementary exercises. An exam will be held towards the end of the course (in January).

General readings:

Preston, Samuel H, Patrick Heuveline and Michel Guillot. (2001). Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

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