This graduate-level course explores the theory and the method of ethnography through critiques and class discussions of exemplar ethnographies. The heart of the course is practice in learning how to do field work, write good field notes, and analyze data.
This seminar will survey the research literature in three areas of the demography of aging: (1) biodemography, (2) medical demography, and (3) social demography.
This is an introductory course to the techniques used to investigate a number of important population processes which have major implications for global health and health inequalities, and public policy: population change (growth and decline), fertility change and patterns, population health and
Survey methods and practice draw on statistics, psychology, sociology, computer science, and economics. This course introduces the student to principles of survey design and to practical issues in execution across different types of population.
This course reviews the basic statistical methods of inferring the causal impact of public policy initiatives on social outcomes.
This course covers the life table and stationary population models, method of estimation of life tables, multiple-decrement and increment-decrement life tables, the stable population model, model age schedules for mortality, nuptiality, fertility, and migration, survival analysis and hazard regre
At least as much as any other institution, families can distribute resources among their members across time and space, spread risk, and foster cooperation.
This course examines the causes and consequences of poverty and inequality in the United States, and reviews the major social policies used to combat poverty's ill effects.
This course examines population, health and environment (PHE) dynamics with a focus on interactions occurring in countries classified as developing or transition economies.
This workshop covers emerging issues in international population health and development including individual and family behavior in developing countries, poverty, inequality, human and financial capital, and health of populations across the globe.