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The study of populations and demographics is explained in detail in this introductory series by Professor David Coleman, Professor of Demography. Using statistics gathered from censuses, parish records and other sources, Professor Coleman looks at the ways in which populations rise and fall through history. This series is at an introductory level and individuals need no prior knowledge of analyzing statistics or mathematics.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

01. Demographic Challenges for the 21st Century 00:51:00
02. Numbering the people: the Census, Vital Registration and Population Registers 00:51:00
03. The ‘Second Demographic Transition’ – new forms of family 00:54:00
04. The retreat of mortality – 20th and 21st century trends 00:56:00
05. International migration: guest workers, dependents, asylum and others 00:54:00
06. Demographic behaviour of immigrant and minority populations 00:53:00
07. ‘Old Europe’ – pensions, taxes and alternatives 00:55:00
08. After the demographic transition in the developing world 00:43:00
09. Bringing down the birth rate – family planning in the developing world 00:55:00
10. Who’s afraid of population decline? 00:52:00
11. Does Government belong in the bedroom? 00:57:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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