Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Socioeconomic Demography
Course code:SOD
Course title in language of instruction:Socioekonomická demografie
Course title in Czech:Socioekonomická demografie
Course title in English:Socioeconomic Demography
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 3/1; part-time, 18/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:master
Semester:SS 2019/2020 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:not Socioeconomic Demography in English
 
Aims of the course:The purpose of the subject is to give students basic knowledge in the field of demographic and social statistics and its use in economic decision-making. The use of demographic and statistical methods to study the basic questions in economic and social domain at the regional, national and international levels. To understand demographic and social aspects of development.
Course contents:
1.Analysis and modelling the population reproduction and demographic structure (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Quantitative analysis of time and generation series
b.Measurement of population reproduction
c.Statistical methods of demographic data evaluation
d.Modelling the generation relations

2.Analysis and modelling the population allocation and settlement structure (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Quantitative analysis of space series
b.Measurement of spatial distribution
c.Measurement of spatial relations
d.Demographical regionalization an typologization

3.Selected social-demographic factors of social statistics (allowance 4/4)
4.Basic prognoses of the demographic population structure (allowance 8/8)
 
a.Projection of the population development of a region, urban region, town, housing estate
b.Projection of the population development in a rural region
c.Migration
d.Forecast of manpower, forecast of school and pre-school quota, economic active population, number and structure of households,school
and health capacities, population levels and groups

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-science and research skills

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to identify, describe and analyse social problems
-Ability to make use of demographic prognoses
-Ability to use mathematical tools needed for mathematical modelling of real situations
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solution to eliminate regional disparities in general context.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:A credit obtained on the basis of a drawn up project and written test, written and Fulfilment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, project submission and its presentation in seminar group).
Written exam.
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture36 h18 h
     practice12 h0 h
     consultation6 h0 h
     project work4 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h0 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam30 h90 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing20 h0 h
     preparation of presentation10 h15 h
     elaboration of reports10 h0 h
     elaboration and execution of projects18 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper0 h45 h
Total168 h168 h

Basic reading list
  • PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. Socioekonomická demografie. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 128 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-857-8.
  • KLUFOVÁ, R. -- POLÁKOVÁ, Z. Demografické metody a analýzy: demografie české a slovenské populace. 1st ed. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2010. 306 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-546-5.
  • KOSCHIN, F. Kapitoly z ekonomické demografie. 1st ed. Praha: Oeconomica, 2005. 52 p. ISBN 80-245-0959-8.
  • HRUBÝ, J. Základy demografie pre manažéra na vidieku. Nitra: Vysoká škola poľnohospodárska, 1996. 103 p. ISBN 80-7137-311-7.
  • DUFEK, J. -- MINAŘÍK, B. Analýza demografického vývoje České republiky a krajů regionu Jihovýchod. Brno: ediční středisko MZLU, 2007. 166 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-063-3.
  • ARMSTRONG, H. -- TAYLOR, J. Regional economics and policy. 3rd ed. Oxford [England: Blackwell, 2000. 437 p. ISBN 978-0-631-21657-5.
  • ROUBÍČEK, V. Základní problémy obecné a sociální demografie. Vysoká škola ekonomická, 1996. 271 p. ISBN 80-7079-188-8.
  • SIEGEL, J S. Applied demography: applications to business, government, law and public policy. San Diego: Academic Press, 686 p. ISBN 0-12-641840-3.
  • PALÁT, M. Demografický vývoj ve vybraných venkovských regionech. In: JÁNSKÝ, J. -- KUPČÁK, V. -- PALÁT, M. -- SOMERLÍKOVÁ, K. -- VÁLEKOVÁ, S. -- JUŘICA, A. -- LÉTALOVÁ, P. Možnosti řešení disparit v mikroregionech České Republiky. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2012. p. 48--68. ISBN 978-80-7375-476-1.
  • PALÁT, M. Demographic development in selected microregions. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2011. v. LIX, no. 4, p. 203--218. ISSN 1211-8516.
Recommended reading list
  • Demographic methods. London: Arnold, 2009. 305 p. ISBN 978-0-340-71892-6.
  • SIEGEL, J S. -- SWANSON, D A. The methods and materials of demography. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2004. 819 p. ISBN 0-12-641955-8.
  • PALÁT, M. -- LANGHAMROVÁ, J. -- NEVĚDĚL, L. Socioeconomic Demography. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 134 p.
  • VALLIN, J. Světové obyvatelstvo. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1992. 148 p. ISBN 80-200-0437-8.
  • Statistical methods for geography. London: SAGE Publications, 2001. 236 p. ISBN 0-7619-6287-5.
  • PALÁT, M. -- MACA, E. Analysis of the development and prediction of the population movement indicators in the Czech Republic. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2004. v. 52, no. 3, p. 17--34. ISSN 1211-8516.
  • PALÁT, M. -- MACA, E. Analysis of the development of selected indicators of the demographic statics and dynamics of the Czech Republic in 1993--2003. Acta Universitatis agriculturae et silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis = Acta of Mendel University of agriculture and forestry Brno = Acta Mendelovy zemědělské a lesnické univerzity v Brně. 2005. v. 53, no. 6, p. 129--144. ISSN 1211-8516.