Course Number: 90-810
Population and Policy
This course explores demographic concepts and issues and their relationship to public policy. Students will learn how to measure demographic phenomena and develop an understanding of prevalent theories and trends in international and domestic demography. Areas that will be addressed include fertility, mortality, migration, population estimation, population projections, and population characteristics (e.g., labor force characteristics, housing, geographic dispersion, and health status). Ultimately, students will become sophisticated users of demographic data.