Course: Demography

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Course title Demography
Course code KAZ/DEMOG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Zikmundová Květuše, MUDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Introduction and history of demography, definition of demography, history, methods of gathering demographic data, resources , census of inhabitants, statistical data, central collecting of demographic data (Czech Statistical Office) 2. Demographic events- basic demographic indicators, process of demographic aging, indexes, exchange of population. Mortality (death rate- DR)- definition, total, crude, specific, infant mortality rate (IMR) , structure of causes of mortality, lethality, life expectancy (LE) , development and changes of these indicators, comparison with European countries (EU) 3. Natality (birth rate - BR) , fertility, abortion rate (AR) , indicators of reproduction, crude and net exchange, comparison with European countries (EU) Population problems in our country and in the world -possibilities of influencing reproductive process of population, governmental measurements for demographic natality regulation (support or decreasing natality). History, meaning and development trends. 4. Impact of demographic changes for the society - economics, insurance of adequate integrated medico-social care for inhabitants, relationships in society (ageism). 5. Method of standardization of data direct and indirect. Meaning of standardization , comparison of data. 6. Social legal change of inhabitants - marriages, divorces, development, causes, non married couples, trends, statistics, comparison with other countries. Migration - types of migration, causes, consequences, possibilities of influencing, trends, prognoses. 7. Household as a unit for demographic analyses. Economic structure of inhabitants - development of economic activity, indexes of economic burden, prognoses, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), division, problem of unemployment. 8. Regional and social structure of inhabitants - district, regional distribution, density of inhabitants, differences of demographic indicators in the regions, social structure of inhabitants. 9. Conclusion of basic knowledge, possibilities of using demographic data and knowledge about inhabitants in bachelor or diploma work and also in future profession. 10. Evaluation of education, eventually some proposals for the improvement of education. 11. Credit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
Recommended literature
  • Websites : Institute of Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic , Czech Statistical Office.

Study plans that include the course
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