CDC 103

Population Size and Change
Spring 2012

Ayman Zohry, Ph.D.
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Course Syllabus (PDF)
 

Part I

Population Size: Distribution and Composition
 
Lecture 1: 05 Feb. 2012 Overview of the Course
Population Size

Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 4 ; pp :65-80. (Required)
 
Lecture 2: 12 Feb. 2012 Population Distribution: Geographic Areas
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 5 ; pp :81-104. (Required)
Eng, Pang Chin (2009) Geographic Distribution of the Singapore Resident Population, Statistics Singapore Newsletter, Statistics Singapore.
 
Lecture 3: 17 Feb. 2012 Population Distribution: Classification of Residence
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 6 ; pp :105-124.
Demographia (2011) World Urban Areas: World Agglomerations, Demographia.
 
Lecture 4: 26 Feb. 2012 Age and Sex composition
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 7 ; pp :125-174. (Required)
Population Reference Bereau (2011) 2011 world Population Datasheet, PRB.

Software:
A Spreadsheet to Calculate Age Heaping Indexes
 

Lecture 5: 04 Mar. 2012 Mid-term Exam - Part I
Age and Sex composition (cont'd)
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 7 ; pp :125-174. (Required)
Population Reference Bereau (2011) 2011 world Population Datasheet, PRB.
United Nations Population Fund (2011) State of World Population 2011: People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion, UNFPA.

Software:
A Spreadsheet to Calculate Median Age
A Spreadsheet to Calculate Index of Relative Difference (IDR)
A Spreadsheet to Calculate Index of Dissimilarity (ID)
 

Lecture 6: 11 Mar. 2012 Age and Sex composition (cont'd)
Racial and Ethnic Composition

Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 8 ; pp :175-190. (Required)
Morning, Ann (2008) Ethnic Classification in Global Perspective : A Cross-National Survey of the 2000 Census Round, Population Research Policy Review, 27: 239-272.

Software:
A Spreadsheet to Construct a Population Pyramid
 

Lecture 7: 18 Mar. 2012

 

 

Marriage, Divorce, and Family Groups
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 9 ; pp :191-210. (required)
Rashad, Hoda, Magued Osman, and Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi (2005) Marriage in the Arab World, Population Reference Bureau.
 
               25 Mar. 2012
 
No Lecture: Conference Travel
 
Lecture 8: 1 Apr. 2012

 

Educational Characteristics
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 10 ; pp :211-252. (Required)
 

Part II

Population Change
 
Lecture 9: 8 Apr. 2012 Definition and Types of Population Change
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 11 ; pp :253-264. (Required)
 
Lecture 10: 22 Apr. 2012 Methods of Measuring Population Change
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 11 ; pp :253-264. (Required)
 
Lecture 11: 29 Apr. 2012 Mid-term Exam Part II
 
Lecture 12: 6 May 2012

Review
Siegel, J. & Swanson, D. Chapter 11 ; pp :253-264. (Required)
 

 

Questions for Review