Applied Demography

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Demography

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    International Relations

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PD101 or SE100 or AF1% or SE101 or EC1% or MG1% or MA1%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The population processes of fertility, mortality and migration and their implications for decision-making and planning will be examined in this course. Demographic, social and economic data are crucial to strategic decision-making for public policies, businesses, industries and public enterprises. Future planning in business, employment and all other aspects of socio-economic development depend on the forecasts and projections of demographic data and their trends and patterns of change. The course will examine demographic and social data and statistics, local area demographic and business profiles, sources of demographic and socio-economic data, their usefulness and quality, data for planning needs by local authorities and the state. Further, it will use techniques of population projections and projection software to project population and labour force. Local and regional databases will be accessed in order to give students indications of the type and use of socio-demographic, economic and business data.

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