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380.758.81 DEMOGRAPHIC ESTIMATION FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Department:
Population, Family and Reproductive Health
Term:
4th term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Maria Perez-Patron
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Introduces students to defects or deficiencies often experienced in demographic data for developing countries, and how to quantify the magnitude of errors. Describes approaches to data adjustment, with emphasizing the underlying theory and modeling. Also describes unconventional or indirect methods for estimating basic demographic parameters from robust indicators. Heavily emphasizes practical applications and quantitative calculations.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe errors typical of demographic data for developing countries
  2. Evaluate data errors and adjust for them
  3. Explain methods to estimate fertility, mortality and migration from deficient or defective data
  4. Select appropriate methodologies
  5. Apply appropriate methods
Methods of Assessment:
Problem sets, final exam
Instructor Consent:
No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning and 380.603 Demographic Methods for Public Health (online or on site) or its equivalent