118-0455/01 – Introduction to demography (ZADEMOGR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits3
Subject guarantorRNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Year2Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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S1O70 RNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Part-time Credit 6+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students will be acquainted with demography not only as a scientific but also a practical one. Using his basic analytical procedures to use selected demosocial indicators, students will seek answers to the current key issues of demographic science. The most recent include explaining significant regional differences in natural currency, migration behavior, and the aging process. The concrete results of analyzes of selected phenomena will serve to gain a more realistic idea of the degree of demographic development of the Czech Republic.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

1. Basics of demographic science. The history of shaping the scientific background of human population. 2. Method of measuring demographic events and processes. Sources and quality of demographic data, their basic classification. The issue of defining demographic events. The importance of spatial units in the evaluation of demographic behavior. 3. Techniques and methods for quantitative data collection, sorting and evaluation. Activity and structure of the Statistical Office and other population data managers. Work with electronic data sources, use of computer technology. 4. Population size analysis and evaluation in relation to the natural population currency. Theoretical and practical knowledge of the fertility process (division, development, factors, applications). Global and regional differences. 5. Analysis and evaluation of population size in relation to migration behavior of the population. Theoretical and practical knowledge of spatial movement of human population (structure, development, reasons, impacts and applications). Global and regional differences. 6. Utilization of basic knowledge of population size when deciding on state management. Their application in forming important state development policies. Focusing on social policy of the state.

Compulsory literature:

ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Demografie: teorie a praxe v regionálních souvislostech. SOET, vol. 6. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2013. 224 s. ISBN 978-80-248-3158-9. ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Socioekonomické struktury v rozvoji regionů. Postavení obyvatel Moravskoslezska v prostorové struktuře regionů soudržnosti ČR. SAEI, vol. 38, Ostrava: VŠB-TUO, 2015. 228 s. ISBN 978-80-248-3823-6. ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Regional Disparities of the Ageing Process in the European Union. In Honová, I. et al. (ed.). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on European Integration 2014. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, 2014, pp. 705 – 714. ISBN 978-80-248-3388-0.

Recommended literature:

ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Populační vývoj Moravskoslezského kraje na pozadí populačního vývoje Česka a Evropské unie. In: 10 lat razem w Unii Europejskiej: zagroźenia i szanse. Opole: Panstwowy instytut naukowy - instytut Ślaski w Opolu, 2015. pp. 154-180. ISBN 978-83-7126-309-5. 3. 5. 2018 12:00 verze 3 105 ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Analýza migračního chování regionů soudržnosti Česka. In Šídlo L., Burcin B. (ed.). Migrace a demografické výzvy. Sborník vybraných příspěvků z XLVI. konference České demografické společnosti. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, Nakladatelství Oeconomica, 2016, s. 91 – 101. ISBN 978-80-245-2183-1. ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Regional Disparities of the Migration Behaviour in the European Union. In Kovářová, E., L. Melecký and M. Staníčková (eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on European Integration 2016. Ostrava: VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, pp. 987 – 995. ISBN 978-80-248-3911-0.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Other requirements

Elaboration of seminar work in spreadsheet editor Excel by analysis of selected demographic process, verification of knowledge by credit test.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basics of demographic science. The history of shaping the scientific background of the human population. 2. Method of measuring demographic events and processes. Sources and quality of demographic data, their basic classification. The issue of defining demographic events. The importance of spatial units in the evaluation of demographic behavior. 3. Techniques and methods of quantitative data collection, sorting and evaluation. Activity and structure of the Statistical Office and other population data managers. Work with electronic data sources, use of computer technology. 4. Analysis and assessment of population size in relation to the natural population currency. Theoretical and practical knowledge of the fertility process (division, development, factors, applications). Global and regional differences. 5. Analysis and evaluation of population size in relation to migration behavior of the population. Theoretical and practical knowledge of spatial movement of human population (structure, development, reasons, impacts and applications). Global and regional differences. 6. Utilization of basic knowledge about population size in decision making about state management. Their application in forming important state development policies. Focusing on social policy of the state.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit Credit 85 (85) 85
        Zápočtový test Written test 50  50
        Seminární práce v Excelu Semestral project 35  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Excercises compulsory. Lectures recommended.

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