Population Processes

This is a course at advanced level that 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.


The course is structured in three parts. Family dynamics focuses especially on the links between female employment, family policies and childbearing. The section on migration considers the causes and consequences for individuals and society of international and internal migration. The final section considers both biological and social aspects of morbidity and mortality.


The cource coordinator is Livia Sz. Oláh. Since November 2010 I teach the mortality part of the course that gives a brief overview on the historical developments of mortality and life expectancy, on the main determinants of mortality, and on the major causes of death.

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