Universität Wien FIND

230235 SE Basic Methods of Demographic Analysis (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 05.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Freitag 08.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Dienstag 12.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Freitag 15.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Mittwoch 27.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Freitag 29.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Mittwoch 03.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Freitag 05.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Dienstag 16.11. 10:00 - 12:30 Digital
Freitag 19.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital
Dienstag 23.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course is designed to help students define, interpret and apply basic demographic concepts and analysis methods. It focuses on techniques of measuring and comparing changes in population size, composition, and growth. This includes key demographic rates and measures, direct and indirect standardizations, the lexis diagram, life tables, basic concepts of cohort component population projection, and other period and cohort concepts in demographic analysis.LEARNING OUTCOME: On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to (i) identify essential components of population changes, (ii) understand and compare different demographic measures and critically interpret them, (iii) construct and interpret lexis diagrams and single-decrement life tables, (iv) define and interpret key concepts used in demographic methods, (iv) know basic steps of cohort component population projections, (v) differentiate between cohort and period concepts in demographic analysis.METHODS: The lecturer will introduce students to basic concepts and techniques of demographic analysis with worked examples throughout the course. In addition, there will be take-home exercises and readings to revise and apply the learned demographic methods with data provided by the lecturer.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The evaluation of successful completion of this course involves (i) submission of two take-home assignments (15% each), (iii) Midterm exam to take place during the course, in the middle of the term (20 %) (ii) a written 2-hour examination to take place during the final session of the course (40 %), (iv) Active class participation (10%): students are expected to actively participate in all sessions.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

For a successful completion of the course, all performance components must be delivered in time and passed individually (at least 50% per performance component). The final grade will be determined as follows[90%-100%]: Excellent (1)[75%-89%]: Good (2)[60%-75%): Satisfactory (3)[50%-60%): Sufficient (4)<50%: Unsatisfactory (5)Attendance is compulsory; up to two missed sessions will be excused if the instructor is informed beforehand.


• Content of the lectures and the take-home assignments• Assigned reading materials and book chapters


Preston, S.H., Heuveline, P., and Guillot, M. (2001).Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.Rowland, D. T. (2003). Demographic Methods and Concepts. New York: Oxford University Press.Wachter, KW (2014).Essential demographic methods. Cambridge MA: Harvard.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 12.05.2023 00:20