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Demography is one of the essential methodology to grasp the characteristics of human population survival. It can support the understanding of epidemiology and public health. This lecture basically use a textbook for basic formal demography and demographic models, followed by several examples of actual demographic researches.

Using computer practices may be helpful for understanding. Bringing your own laptop computer is recommended. Software to be used is GNU R, which is free software (http://www.r-project.org).

The lecture is done in first semester on Thursday, 13:10-14:40 at GSICS 206.

However, in this year, all classes will be given via Internet. Please check BEEF.

- [9 April 2020] Introduction (handout)
- [16 April 2020] Data collection: Basically 3 ways (
**Census**,**Vital Registration**and**Sample Survey**). (handout) - [23 April 2020] Age and sex structure (handout and R code).
- [30 April 2020] Period fertility (
handout;
R code;
Tables in Excel format:
4.1,
4.2,
4.3,
4.4,
4.5,
4.6,
4.7;
Tables in tab-delimited text format:
4.1,
4.2,
4.3,
4.4,
4.5,
4.6,
4.7;
Exercises data:
4E.1,
4E.2,
4E.3,
4E.4;
Data in Excel format:
Tables 4E.1-4E.4, Table 5.1-5.5
)

Appendix: asfrworld.R

(animation with emphasizing Japan is made by this code) - [7 May 2020] Cohort fertility (handout; R code; Tables in tab-delimited text: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6; Table 5.6 Excel Worksheet), (Exercises: Excel format data, Tables in tab-delimited text: 5E-1, 5E-2, 5E-3, 5E-4, 5E-5; R code to answer the exercises of Chapter 5)
- [14 May 2020] Mortality and life tables (handout; R code for CDR, IMR, etc.; R code for lifetable; Supplementary explanation; Excel worksheets are also available as tables-6.xls; Additional explanation) The data and answers to Exercises: Excel file, R code and comments.
- [21 May 2020] Migration (handout, R code to see the relationship between gross migration and net migration in Japan 2013, R code to compare the population pyramids among all prefectures, R code to see the relationship between PEI [population expanding index, originally named as "Bulge Index"] and YP [youth population] by prefecture, R code to see the choropleth map of PEI; Census flows mapper (US Census bureau); Migration expectancy (US Census bureau), link to excel worksheet; R code for migration expectancy (for Table 11.3, Rowland's text); Review of the methods for estimating emigration; Census Survival Ratios method (by IUSSP))
- [28 May 2020] Marriage and divorce (handout, R code for text and R code for exercises.) (MSSP.dat: Age class specific population with "never married" subpopulation for males and females in Japan, R code to calculate SMAM from MSSP.dat, graph [pdf])
- [4 June 2020] Reproductivity (handout, R code for text, R code with comments for exercise, R code to calculate TFR, GRR and NRR for Japan 2010.)
- [11 June 2020] Models of age structure (handout, R code for text, R code for exercises.)
- [18 June 2020] Model life tables (handout, R code for Chapter 12 and its exercises, R code for Chapter 13) /
**Report Theme in 2020** - [25 June 2020] Models of nuptiality and fertility (handout, R code, cf. Bongaarts' proximate determinants model: Johns Hopkins, IUSSP's e-learning material, Application of Bongaarts' proximate determinats model for Bangladesh)
- [2 July 2020] Analyses of actual demographic data in Japan and the world, with special reference to Covid-19 related morbidity and mortality (lecture given by Dr. Reiko Hayashi)
- [9 July 2020] Population projections and forecasts (handout, R code, "Lesson 8: The Cohost Component Population Projection Method" at M & E Learning Center, Cohort-component population projections at IUSSP'e-learning)
- [16 July 2020] Microsimulation models (handout, simulation conditions setting R code called by other code, calculate initial population and save R code, execute simulation R code)

Based on presentation, discussion, and report.

Newell C (1988) Methods and models in demography. The Guilford Press

- Preston SH, Heuveline P, Guillot M (2001) Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Blackwell Publishing.
- Rowland DT (2003) Demographic methods and concepts. Oxford Univ. Press
- Booth H, Hyndman RJ, Tickle L (2013) Prospective Life Tables. [pdf file]. (Very good explanation of Lee-Carter method.)

For the students of the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Tuesday, 18:00-18:30, at Myodani campus E707. For the students of GSICS, Thusday, 16:40-18:00 at Frontier Building Room 717 (or the lecture room). Taking appointment is recommended.

Done in English.