SOCI 408/438 Demographic Analysis


Definition, nature and scope of demography; Sources, uses and limitations of population data: Population census; sample surveys; vital registration; population registers; non-traditional sources (parish registers, baptismal records; administrative records); international sources; Population data in sub-Sahara Africa; Major demographic methods: balancing equation; rates and ratios, rates of population growth, standardization; Population composition: analysis of sex and age structure; age-sex pyramid; educational; economic and ethnic characteristics; The life table: assumption, types and functions, the conventional life table (construction; interpretation and use); Introduction to migration analysis: internal migration and moves; international migration.