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[66011] - DYNAMICS OF POPULATIONSDYNAMICS OF POPULATIONS
Barbara ZAGAGLIA
Lingua di erogazione: INGLESELessons taught in: ENGLISH
Laurea Magistrale - [EM01] SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E FINANZIARIE (Curriculum: SCIENZE ATTUARIALI E ASSICURATIVE) Master Degree (2 years) - [EM01] ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SCIENCES (Curriculum: SCIENZE ATTUARIALI E ASSICURATIVE)
Anno di corsoDegree programme year : 2 - Primo Semestre
Anno offertaAcademic year: 2018-2019
Anno regolamentoAnno regolamento: 2017-2018
Opzionale
Crediti: 6
Ore di lezioneTeaching hours: 44
TipologiaType: D - A scelta dello studente
Settore disciplinareAcademic discipline: SECS-S/04 - DEMOGRAFIA

LINGUA INSEGNAMENTO LANGUAGE

Inglese

English


PREREQUISITI PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge in statistics and mathematics is required.
The knowledge of the contents of a basic course of demography is suggested.

Basic knowledge in statistics and mathematics is required.
The knowledge of the contents of a basic course of demography is suggested.


MODALITÀ DI SVOLGIMENTO DEL CORSO DEVELOPMENT OF THE COURSE

Lectures will be both theoretical and practical in contents.

Lectures will be both theoretical and practical in contents.


RISULTATI DI APPRENDIMENTO ATTESI LEARNING OUTCOMES
Knowledge and Understanding.

Being provided with methodological and interpretative tools for the comprehension of the evolution of populations.


Capacity to apply Knowledge and Understanding.

Being able of explaining demographic processes and population trends over time.
Being able of comparing different demographic settings.


Transversal Skills.

Students will improve expertise, judgement and communication skills on population dynamics. The aim will be obtained by examples, classroom discussions, and possible assignments.


Knowledge and Understanding.

Being provided with methodological and interpretative tools for the comprehension of the evolution of populations.


Capacity to apply Knowledge and Understanding.

Being able of explaining demographic processes and population trends over time.
Being able of comparing different demographic settings.


Transversal Skills.

Students will improve expertise, judgement and communication skills on population dynamics. The aim will be obtained by examples, classroom discussions, and possible assignments.



PROGRAMMA PROGRAM

Part I. Theoretical issues
Introduction: The elements of the demographic system and the measurement of demographic behaviours.
Population growth models.
Models of population structure.
Stable and Stationary populations.
Part II. Historical and contemporary demographic regimes
Overview of the evolution of human population.
The demography of the “Ancient Régime”.
Modern and present demographic changes: Empirical paths and major explicative theories.
Part III. The future of populations
Theoretical considerations on potential population trends.

Part I. Theoretical issues
Introduction: The elements of the demographic system and the measurement of demographic behaviours.
Population growth models.
Models of population structure.
Stable and Stationary populations.
Part II. Historical and contemporary demographic regimes
Overview of the evolution of human population.
The demography of the “Ancient Régime”.
Modern and present demographic changes: Empirical paths and major explicative theories.
Part III. The future of populations
Theoretical considerations on potential population trends.


MODALITÀ DI SVOLGIMENTO DELL'ESAME DEVELOPMENT OF THE EXAMINATION
Learning Evaluation Methods.

Written examination.


Learning Evaluation Criteria.

It is to demonstrate a solid knowledge of methodological and interpretative tools. Furthermore, to be able to apply them in the appropriate contexts must be demonstrated.


Learning Measurement Criteria.

Positive grades: from 18 to 30. Cum laude can be bestowed to an outstanding performance.


Final Mark Allocation Criteria.

Questions are required to be answered in one hour. Evaluation is the result of the whole answers and elabotation.


Learning Evaluation Methods.

Written examination.


Learning Evaluation Criteria.

It is to demonstrate a solid knowledge of methodological and interpretative tools. Furthermore, to be able to apply them in the appropriate contexts must be demonstrated.


Learning Measurement Criteria.

Positive grades: from 18 to 30. Cum laude can be bestowed to an outstanding performance.


Final Mark Allocation Criteria.

Questions are required to be answered in one hour. Evaluation is the result of the whole answers and elabotation.



TESTI CONSIGLIATI RECOMMENDED READING

CASELLI G., VALLIN J., “Demography: Analysis and Synthesis”, Elsevier, 2006. Vol. 1, Chapter 6.
CHESNAIS, J.C.; “The demographic transition”, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1992. Selected chapters and paragraphs.
HINDE A., “Demographic methods”, Arnold, London, 1998. Chapters 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, and 13.
LIU T., LEE J., REHER D.S., SAITO O., & FENG W. (Eds.), Asian population history, Oxford University Press, New York, 2001. Chapter 2.
LIVI BACCI M., “A concise history of world population”, Blackell Publishing, 2017. Chapters 3, 4, and 5.
Further readings be indicated during the course.

CASELLI G., VALLIN J., “Demography: Analysis and Synthesis”, Elsevier, 2006. Vol. 1, Chapter 6.
CHESNAIS, J.C.; “The demographic transition”, Clarendon Press Oxford, 1992. Selected chapters and paragraphs.
HINDE A., “Demographic methods”, Arnold, London, 1998. Chapters 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, and 13.
LIU T., LEE J., REHER D.S., SAITO O., & FENG W. (Eds.), Asian population history, Oxford University Press, New York, 2001. Chapter 2.
LIVI BACCI M., “A concise history of world population”, Blackell Publishing, 2017. Chapters 3, 4, and 5.
Further readings be indicated during the course.


Scheda insegnamento erogato nell’A.A. 2018-2019
Le informazioni contenute nella presente scheda assumono carattere definitivo solo a partire dall'A.A. di effettiva erogazione dell'insegnamento.
Academic year 2018-2019

 


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