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Survey of Population Problems

POP 501/SOC 531

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This course provides a broad overview of the field of population studies. Topics covered include: a survey of past and current trends in the growth of the population, analysis of the components of population change (fertility, mortality, migration) and their determinants, the social and economic consequences of population change (environmental, ageing and the welfare state), racial/ethnic and spatial inequality and population policy. The readings cover issues in industrialized as well as low-income countries, with a focus on the U.S. for several topics.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 22862
  • Schedule: T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM