Theory of Demography (2013D11I8)

Mastering the epistemology of modern demography.

Students need to master modern theories, methods and models in the field of demography.

Theoretical lectures

Doctrines and theories in demography; Growth limits and population optimization issues; Theories of demographic transition; Methods of estimation, projection and population forecasting; Sources of population data and methodological problems of comparability of data sources; Methodology of migration research - problems of traditional and contemporary migration of the population (economic migration, forced migration, daily migration systems, seasonal population movements, etc.); Differentiation of social mobility of the population; Types of regional growth and modern tendencies in concentration and dispersion of the population; Economic development and population; Ethnicity theories and differentiation of components of demographic development by ethno-demographic systems.

  1. Donald T. Rowland, Demographic methods and concepts, Oxford University press, New York, 2003.
  2. Fellmann, Getis, Getis, Human Geographic, Lanscapes of Human Activities, sixth edition, New York 2001.
  3. Yaukey, David and Anderton, Douglas L. 2001. Demography: The Study of Human Population (second edition), New York: Waveland Press
  4. White, Michael J. 1986. Segregation and Diversity Measures in population Distribution. Population Index, 52 (2): 198-221.
  5. Rogers Andrei (1995): Multiregional Demography - Principles, Methods and Extensions, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, England.
  6. Alfred Sauvy (1969): General Theory of Population, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London
  7. Dušan Breznik, Demografija-analiza, metodi i modeli, Naučna knjiga, Beograd, 1988.
  8. Breznik D., Todorović G., Lalović M. (1975): Metodi demografske analize migracije, IDN-CDI, Beograd.
  9. United Nations. 2000c. World Migration Report 2000. New York: United Nations and International Organisation for Migration.
  10. United Nations Development Program. 2002. Analytical Tools for Human Development. (

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