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World Population Development

Class at Faculty of Science |


Sylabus is available in Czech.


The course focuses on the world population development and its role in societal development, including important linkages between demographic development, and social, cultural and political development. The course is organized around two major themes.

The first part is devoted to the history of population development, the recent trends in the world population dynamics, and the theory of demographic transition. Topics covered include: the concept of social development and the demographic factor, contemporary demographic trends and processes, including age and sex structure, fertility, mortality, family formation and dissolution.

A special emphasis is placed on the issue of population growth in the global context, its perspectives and predicting. The second part is devoted to regional demography, in which population development in the world regions is analysed in more detail. see Moodle for details