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Course Contents

The population and housing census. Registration of vital events. Demographic surveys. Components of population growth, composition of population and vital events. Types and sources of errors. General testing procedures. Testing he accuracy of age and sex data. Fertility and mortality measures. Total and general fertility rates. Estimation from incomplete data. Construction of complete abridged life tables. Different types of life tables. Graphs of lx, qx and ex. Description and uses of life table columns. Stationary population models. Population estimates and projection, Inter-censual estimates, population projections through various methods. Theory of demographic transition. Stable and stationary population models, their applications and uses. Malthusian and post Malthusian theories of Growth. Consequences of world population growth and population explosion. State of population in Pakistan. Development of demographic profile in Pakistan. Recent demographic parameters. Current and future demographic activities in Pakistan.

Course Synopsis

1. organization and distribution of the population. 2. To describe the past evolution present distribution and future changes in the population of an area. 3. To enquire the trends of population and its relationships with the different aspects of social organization in an area. 4. To protect the future demographic evaluation and its probable consequences.

Course Learning Outcomes

To familiarize students with population projections through models, importance of vital statistics and understand the issues of population explosion.


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Population and Economic Growth by Marginal Revolution University

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Theory of demographic transition(HINDI) by E.Z. Classes

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Book Title : Demographic Method
Author : Andrew Hinde
Edition : 3rd
Publisher : Routledge
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