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DSS 308: Labour Force – Data and Measurements

Course Outline Demographic measures of the Economically Active Population: Crude activity rate Refinedactivity rate Age-Specific activity rate Standardized activity rates; Measures of Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment. Measurement of working life: Working life tables for males and females; Gross and net years of active life; Economic implications of changes in length…

DSS 101: Introduction to Population Studies I

Definition of population concepts: population, sample, census, households, etc. Sources of demographic data: the field canvass. Censuses and Surveys, the record system, population register, vital registration, administrative records. Reliability of demographic data and the associated concepts of de facto, de jure population enumeration, the post enumeration survey (PES), types of…

DSS 102: Introduction to Population Studies ll

The age-sex composition of a population and its importance in population studies. Types of age-structure: Progressive, Stationery, Regressive. The effect of Fertility and Mortality on age-structure. Methods of presenting age-sex data.

DSS 201: Population Theories and Patterns

History of World Population growth: Palaeolithic to early historic period, population of the ancient to modern times, population growth in the modern period. Introduction to population Theories: The development of population theories- the ancient and medieval writings. The Malthusian population theory. The Classical and Neo-classical schools of economics and population…

DSS 202: Demographic Concepts and Characteristics

Migration Concepts: Internal Migration rural-rural, rural-urban, urban-rural, urban-urban: International Migration; volume of migration; age-sex selectivity in migration. Urbanization Concepts: historical trends and contemporary patterns in developing countries. Labour-force concepts: The Development of the labour Force Concepts: Basic concepts and definition; problems of definition and those relating to specific groups-unpaid family…

DSS 203: Sources and Nature of Social and Economic Statistics l

Introduction, Sources of data. Concept of Social Statistics, general characteristics of social statistics in Less Developing Countries. Difference between social and economic statistics. Sources of social and economic statistics: Published national, published international sources, unpublished sources. Population statistics: – national and international. Uses of census data, uses of sample surveys,…

DSS 204: Sources and Nature of Social and Economic Statistics II

External data, internal data, primary sources versus secondary sources of data. Housing statistics: sources; the need for housing statistics, uses of housing statistics; limitation of housing statistics. Criminal Statistics: The concept of crime prevention; nature and scope of crime in Africa; main sources of criminal statistics. Methods of collecting data…

DSS 301: Demographic Data Evaluation I

Errors in demographic data: Simple methods of appraising demographic data – digit preference and, age-sex ratios, age-sex accuracy index, Whipples, Myers, United Nations indices etc. Adjustment of errors in demographic data: adjustment of census totals for under- or over enumeration, adjustment of age data e.g. Newton’s formula and the United…

DSS302: Measures of Population Change

Measurement of fertility, the crude birth rates, adjusted rates, age-sex standardized rate, fertility rates for order of birth, marital fertility rates, gross and net reproduction rates, child-woman ratio, nuptiality. Measurement of Mortality: crude death rate, standardize “direct and Indirect, measurement of mortality in infancy and childhood. The Life Table: Types,…