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)
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
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 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 reproduction of population, thus both natural reproduction and with the spatial movement of population or more precisely migration (structure and dynamics of the population). Further, the course focuses on the theoretical and practical interpretation of current topics: population ageing, demographic transition and second demographic transition, projections and presumptions of population, current migration trends, etc.
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. General issues of demography. Object of study, definition of basic terms.
  • 2. Demographic and geodemographic phenomena.
  • 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 the 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.
    required literature
  • YAUKEY, David and Jennifer Hickes LUNDQUIST. Demography : the study of human population. Edited by Douglas L. Anderton. 3rd ed. Long Grove: Waveland Press, 2007. xiv, 424. ISBN 9781577664888. info
  • BAILEY, Adrian. Making population geography. London: Hodder Arnold, 2005. xiii, 226. ISBN 0340762640. info
    not specified
  • Demography and the economy. Edited by John B. Shoven. London: University of Chicago Press, 2011. ix, 431 p. ISBN 9780226754758. info
  • MAGNUS, George. The age of aging : how demographics are changing the global economy and our world. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2009. xxiv, 321. ISBN 9780470822913. info
  • NEWBOLD, K. Bruce. Population geography : tools and issues. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009. xv, 309. ISBN 9780742557536. info
  • Populační vývoj České republiky 2001 - 2006. 1 vyd. Praha: Demoart, 2007. 114 s. ISBN 978-80-86561-77-6. info
  • PAVLÍK, Zdeněk, Jitka RYCHTAŘÍKOVÁ and Alena ŠUBRTOVÁ. Základy demografie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1986. 732 s. : i. info
  • VESELÁ, Jana. Základy demografie. Vyd. 1. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 1997. 90 s. ISBN 8071941018. 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
  • VYSTOUPIL, Jiří and Zdeňka TARABOVÁ. Základy demografie. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2004. 150 s. ISBN 8021036176. info
Teaching methods
The subject is taught in two lecture blocks. Reading of the obligatory literature is expected.
Assessment methods
Examination: oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: 6 hodin.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutoriál 6 hodin.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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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.
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