Demography and Population Economics
Nelson Mandela University
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Area of Study
Economics, Women's and Gender Studies
Taught In English
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
The module introduces students to demography and population economics by providing a theoretical overview of population and labour supply, migration and urbanisation and gender and development.
The student will be able to:
- discuss the relation between demography and population in development economics;
- describe the concept of demographic transition in relation to the developing world;
- relate and discuss gender as a significant variable in the development equation of developing economies;
- describe how world population has been changing and is expected to change;
- outline and interpret the idea of a demographic transition;
- describe the bearing of population change on per capita economic growth;
- describe the concept of internal migration and relationship to urbanisation;
- analyse gender issues relating to the contemporary development debate;
- describe the processes entailed in costing of inputs and valuing the outputs.
- The development equation.
- Demographic transition.
- Population, population change and labour supply.
- Migration and urbanisation.
- Gender and development.
- Costing inputs and valuing outputs.