BPR_DEMO Demography

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jiří Vystoupil, CSc. (lecturer), doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. RNDr. Jiří Vystoupil, CSc. (seminar tutor), doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Tue 18:00–19:35 P304
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPR_DEMO/1: Wed 16:20–17:55 P102, J. Vystoupil
BPR_DEMO/2: Wed 18:00–19:35 P102, J. Vystoupil
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Demography (DEMO) The aim of this course is to introduce to students the phenomena and processes, connected with both natural reproduction of population and with the spatial movement of population, i.e. with migration. Population represents one of the most important economic categories, the understanding of which through demographic indicators and demographic analysis is a significant precondition for the successful work of the economist. The content is divided into these topics: definitions of basic concepts, partial demographic disciplines and interdisciplinary links; basic information sources about the population, demographic data and indicators; population structure analysis (according to age, sex, nationality and other social and economic features); analysis of population processes - natural and mechanical movements of population; the population reproduction mode and its consequences (population development in this country and worldwide); population theory and politics; population estimates and projections. Credit requirements: seminar essay. Examination: written test, oral exam.
  • 1. General issues of demography. Object of study, definition of basic terms.
  • 2. Demographic and geodemographic phenomenons.
  • 3. Population structure analysis.
  • 4 - 5. Mortality and morbidity.
  • 6. Marriages and divorces.
  • 7. Fertility and natality.
  • 8. Natural reproduction characteristics.
  • 9. Population presumption and projection.
  • 10. Population evolution of world, regions and states.
  • 11 - 12. The role of the Czech Republic in world demographic evolution.
  • 13. Population theory and policy.
  • 14. Contemporary population trends in the Czech Republic.
  • Populační vývoj České republiky 2001 - 2006. 1 vyd. Praha: Demoart, 2007. 114 s. ISBN 978-80-86561-77-6. info
  • Populační vývoj České republiky 1990-2002. Edited by Zdeněk Pavlík - Milan Kučera. 1. vyd. Praha: Demoart, 2002. 98 s. ISBN 80-902686-8-4. info
  • VESELÁ, Jana. Základy demografie. Vyd. 1. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 1997. 90 s. ISBN 8071940968. info
  • BURCIN, Boris and Tomáš KUČERA. Aktuální stav a perspektivy populačního vývoje České republiky do roku 2020. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1995. 25 s. ISBN 8071840521. info
  • ROUBÍČEK, Vladimír. Úvod do demografie. 1. vyd. Praha: CODEX Bohemia, 1997. 348 s. ISBN 80-85963-43-4. info
  • PAVLÍK, Zdeněk. Základy demografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1986. 736 pp. info
  • Demografie (nejen) pro demografy. Vyd. 1. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1993. 125 s. ISBN 80-801424-2-7. info
  • VESELÁ, Jana. Základy demografie. Vyd. 1. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 1997. 90 s. ISBN 8071941018. info
  • VYSTOUPIL, Jiří and Zdeňka TARABOVÁ. Základy demografie. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2004. 150 s. ISBN 8021036176. info
Assessment methods
Form of examination: written test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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