Seminar in applied demography

LDEMO2230  2016-2017  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar in applied demography
5.0 credits
30.0 h

Eggerickx Thierry ; Rizzi Ester Lucia ;
Main themes
The topics vary from one year to the other. - Demography of small populations : aims and methodological problems - Measuring heterogeneity, concentration and social segregation of space - Demography as aid to public administration : interactions between social, housing, spatial planning policies … - Demography of business corporations - Population forecasts for regions, towns and municipalities A few applications: - Community and residential housing - Foreign population, immigrants-foreign origin population, refugees - School population - The population of Louvain-la-Neuve : establishing the census of a night population
Apply demographic methods and tools to daily problems of public management, enterprise management or to the study of consumption practices. How can a demographer answer questions asked by local deciders, in spatial or regional planning, etc… What does demography bring to the forecasts and necessary adjustments in community equipment (day-care centers, schools, old people's homes…) and of their spatial location? Applied demography usually focusing on specific "sub-populations" or small area populations, technical and methodological problems (availability of data, small numbers…) have to be identified..

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Other information
SPED 1211 and DEMO 2150 Individual or group work. Course text and a portfolio of readings
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Master [120] in Population and Development Studies