Courses

Here is an overview of the courses of the Multidisplinary Master's program in Demography in which I teach. For some courses I also include some example slides to give an idea about the course content.

Population Processes

Course at advanced level, aims to familiarize students with the three main population
processes -- fertility, mortality and migration -- by focusing on population developments in
Sweden and Europe from the end of the 1800s onwards, with some attention to the major
population trends and issues in poorer countries.

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Basic Demographic Methods

Course at advanced level, aims to develop students’ analytical and interpretative skills by familiarizing them with basic concepts and measures of mortality, fertility and migration as well as with basic demographic methods, including the life table, standardization, and population forecasting. Such knowledge is essential for work with statistical materials on populations.

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Advanced Demographic Methods 1

This course is an introduction to event-history analysis (also known as survival analysis,
hazard regression, intensity regression, or duration data analysis) and is given at the advanced
Masters / PhD level. Duration data is commonly used to address many research questions in
demography, social sciences, and epidemiology.

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Advanced Demographic Methods 2

The course is a continuation of “Advanced Demographic Methods 1: An Introduction to Event-History Analysis” and provides further knowledge of topics such as different parametric models, Cox regression models, discrete-time models, selection issues, repeated events, and competing risks. Throughout the course students will apply event-history techniques to their own research projects.

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