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Research Methods in Population and Human Ecology

Sociology 630

3 credit hours, offered periodically

The demographic perspective has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Demographically-based life table measures of employment, marriage, and other socially important areas have become prominent. This course aims for the student to understand the philosophy, the strengths, and the weaknesses of demographically-based measures. An important issue is: What measure is appropriate for addressing what question? This course aims to enable students to apply demographic methods in areas such as education, marriage and marital dissolution, labor force analysis, and study of health status, as well as in the classic demographic areas of mortality, fertility, and migration. [updated: 1/8/2003]

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