BKR_DEMO Demography

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
26/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Aneta Krajíčková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Fri 13. 3. 13:00–15:50 P302b, Sat 28. 3. 9:00–11:50 P302b
No special prerequisities are assigned for the subject.
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
The aim of the course of demography is to introduce to students the phenomena and processes connected with a reproduction of the population, thus both natural reproduction and with the spatial movement of population or more precisely migration (structure and dynamics the population). Further, the course is focused on the interpretation of both theoretical and practical causal topics: population health and ageing, demographic transition and second demographic transition, population development and projections and presumptions of population development, migration policy and current migration trends, etc. It also does not ignore selected economic aspects of demographic development and current trends. Spatial levels are the world, Europe and the Czech Republic.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course of demography students should be able to: - analyse basic demographic processes and phenomena, - interpret basic demographic indexes, - apply theoretical assumptions in concrete cases, - calculate model and application exercises, - formulate relations and connections relating to economical practice.
  • 1. Object and subject of study of demography, basic demographic phenomena, and processes.
  • 2. History and present of demography, demographic statistics, important personalities of demographic science.
  • 3. Development of population and its distribution.
  • 4. Extreme events with impact on the population.
  • 5. Structure of population (gender, age, education, religion, ethnicity, economic activity, etc.).
  • 6. Population dynamics (basic population movements - fertility, fertility, mortality, abortion, marriage rate, divorce rate, migration, etc.).
  • 7. Demographic transition (demographic revolution) and the second demographic transition.
  • 8. Aging population.
  • 9. Social and economic impacts of demographic aging.
  • 10. Migration policy and European migration crisis 2015-2018.
  • 11. Population projections and forecasts.
    recommended literature
  • LUNDQUIST, Jennifer Hickes, Douglas L. ANDERTON and David YAUKEY. Demography : the study of human population. Fourth edition. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2015. xix, 476. ISBN 9781478613060. info
  • ROUBÍČEK, Vladimír. Úvod do demografie. Vyd. 1. Praha: CODEX BOHEMIA, 1997. 348 s. ISBN 8085963434. info
  • PAVLÍK, Zdeněk, Jitka RYCHTAŘÍKOVÁ and Alena ŠUBRTOVÁ. Základy demografie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1986. 732 s. : i. info
    not specified
  • World Population Ageing 2019 Highlights; https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/WorldPopulationAgeing2019-Highlights.pdf
  • World Population Prospects 2019 Highlights; https://population.un.org/wpp/Publications/Files/WPP2019_Highlights.pdf
  • World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights https://population.un.org/wpp/Publications/Files/WPP2019_10KeyFindings.pdf
Teaching methods
The course is taught in the form of two lecture blocks. Further self-study of presentations from lectures and supplementation of information from recommended literature is expected.
Assessment methods
Examination: oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutoriál 6 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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