Demographic and Economic Factors in Labour Force Size and Growth: The effects of total and age-sex structure of a population, fertility, age-specific activity rates, migration, income, education etc. on the size and growth of the Labour Force. Economic Development and Relative Size of the Labour Force: Levels and trends of crude activity rates in countries at different levels of development; components of crude activity rates in countries at different levels of development; components of crude activity rates and their changes in countries at different levels of development. Economic Structure of the Labour Force: Regional Variations and changes in the process of growth. Female Participation in the Labour Force: Substantive studies of socio-cultural and economic determinants (more developed and less developed countries). Changes in Women’s Participation in the Labour Force in the Process of Economic Development: The U- curve hypothesis, logistic trends of participation by females etc.
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…