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 Sources of social and economic statistics: Published national, published international sources, unpublished sources.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, uses of population registers, uses of hot-traditional sources of population statistics. Health Statistics: Types of Health data, health problems data, uses and limitations of health statistics. Educational Statistics: Sources, coverage, uses and limitations of educational data. Major producers of statistics.
Categories:Demographic concepts, Social Statistics
SSC 202: Statistical Methods and Sources II
Introduction to statistical data interpretation: Hypothesis Testing: Definition of hypothesis; steps in testing statistical hypothesis; one-tail and two-tail procedures; type I and type II errors; small sample test 1 (t-test including differences between two population means); small sample test 2 (Chi-Square test including contingency coefficient). Regression Analysis: Bivariate regression analysis;…
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…