Concerning the general competencies, the student will be acquired in this course, they are as follows:
Ability to search, analyze and synthesize data
Ability to make decisions based on the results of population analyzes
Ability to develop autonomous and collective work in a future interdisciplinary environment
Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking, through the development of critical competencies, as well as the potential for developing mathematical thinking and understanding the relationships that link the various phenomena within the field.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student has acquired basic knowledge of methods and techniques of demographic analysis and is able to use them in order to study a population on the basis of the available data.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student has acquired the basic skills for analyzing demographic structures and demographic components.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student simultaneously has the ability to utilize the acquired knowledge and skills in the context of conducting studies and research where the variable ‘population’ is involved.
The general skills that the student should have acquired during the course are:
Working in an international environment
Exercising criticism and self-criticism
Promote free, creative and inductive thinking.
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with the sources of information in Demography and the basic methods and techniques of demographic analysis for the organization, control and utilization of available demographic data. The syllabus summarizes the following:
Introductions (the subject of Demography, its emergence – its presence as an autonomous scientific field, Demography in Greece).
The sources of information on Demography (censuses, natural population movements, registries, surveys, etc.) and institutions in charge of demographic data production. Critical presentation, type and availability of data at national and regional level, advantages and disadvantages.
Rough indicators in the study of the main demographic components and their limits in the interpretation and understanding of structures and phenomena. Demographic aging and its consequences.
The study of demographic data over time: the importance of the variable time, the LEXIS chart and its usefulness for demographic analysis, the key indicators for the study of demographic phenomena (percentages, probabilities). Application of the above to mortality (survival charts).
Elements of demographic analysis: the objectives of demographic analysis and the two basic types (cross-sectional and intergenerational analysis), the study of population structures (population pyramids) and the structural characteristics of the population (indicators), the study of mortality, fertility and migration movements.
Demographic theories and demographic policy (short presentation)
The current demographic situation of Greece and its position in the wider European area.
In particular, the lecture schedule is as follows:
• Τραγάκη Α., Μπάγκαβος Χ., Ντούνας Δ. (2015). Περί Δημογραφίας & Πληθυσμιακών Εξελίξεων Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα http://e-book.ddounas.com/joomla
Συνίσταται επίσης η επίσκεψη στον δικτυακό τόπου του Εργαστηρίου (http://www.demography-lab.prd.uth.gr/Education-gr.asp).όπου έχει καταχωρηθεί πλούσιο εκπαιδευτικό υλικό, και ειδικότερα λεξικό όρων, διαλέξεις, ασκήσεις, θέματα εξετάσεων, άρθρα, βιβλιογραφία.