Migration and Population Development

Námskeið: CRD 07

Kennari: Dr. Þóroddur Bjarnason

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The course aims to familiarize students with population development and the three main population processes: fertility, mortality and migration. We will focus on population developments in Iceland and Europe, with some attention to the major population trends and issues in poorer countries. The course is structured in three parts: A) Fertility and family dynamics where we focus on the links between female employment, family policies and childbearing; B) The causes and consequences for individuals and society of international and internal migration, and the determinants behind migration; C) The life table and some of the basic methods of demography, including discussion about morbidity and mortality.


Þóroddur Bjarnason is a Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Akureyri.