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Demography is the scientific study of human population dynamics. It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of populations, and how populations change over time due to births, deaths, and migration including related events of marriages, divorces and abortions. The relationships between economic, social, cultural, and biological environments and population development in terms of causes and effects (including forecasting) are the object of population studies in broader sense. Demography compiles and analyzes data that are useful for various disciplines dealing with human populations such as: economics, sociology, social medicine, anthropology, historiography, social geography, ecology, etc. Outcomes of demographic studies are important for public administration, policymaking, health service organization, educational system, insurance companies, etc.

Course offerings

  • Trends and determinants of population developments in developed countries (Kalibová)
  • Current trends and prospects of population developments in the Czech Republic within the EU25 framework (Rychtaříková, Fialová)
  • Demographic applications III by SAS (Rychtaříková)/ Demographic applications III by GIS (Kraus)

Other courses not attended before and listed by the following institutions:

  1. elective courses listed by the Department of Demography and Geodemography
  2. other courses listed by other departments of the Faculty of Science
  3. courses listed by the Department of Demography (Faculty of Informatics and Statistics, University of Economics, Prague)
  4. courses listed at other Faculties of Charles University in Prague

Themes offered for dissertation

  • Partnership formation, its impact on reproduction in the Czech Republic within the framework of developed countries
  • Population change investigation using GIS
  • The use of life tables in insurance
  • The theory of the second demographic transition and its application in post-communist countries
  • Trends of cohort mortality in the Czech republic
  • The impact of population policy on the transformation of Czech families
  • Applied population projections
  • Determinants of population ageing

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