**DESCRIPTION OF COURSES**

**AS 573 DEMOGRAPHY (2L+0P)**

**Objectives**

This course is meant for training the students in measures of demographic indices, estimation procedures of demographic parameters. Students would also be exposed to population projection techniques and principles involved in bioassays.

**Theory**

UNIT I

Introduction to vital statistics, crude and standard mortality and morbidity rates, Estimation of mortality, measures of fertility and mortality, period and cohort measures.

UNIT II

Life tables and their applications, methods of construction of abridged life tables, Increment- decrement life tables.

UNIT III

Stationary and stable populations, migration and immigration. Application of stable population theory to estimate vital rates, migration and its estimation. Demographic relations in Nonstable populations. Measurement of population growth, Lotka’s model (deterministic) and intrinsic rate of growth, measures of mortality and morbidity, period.

UNIT IV

Principle of biological assays, parallel line and slope ratio assays, choice of doses and efficiency in assays, quantal responses, probit and logit transformations, epidemiological models.

**Suggested Readings**

- Cox, D.R. 1957.
*Demography*. Cambridge University Press. - Finney, D.J. 1981.
*Statistical Methods in Biological Assays*. Charles Griffin. - Fleiss, J.L. 1981.
*Statistical Methods for Rates and Proportions*. John Wiley. - Lawless, J.F. 1982.
*Statistical Models and Methods for Lifetime Data*. John Wiley. - MacMahon, B. and Pugh, T.F. 1970.
*Epidemiology- Principles and Methods*. Little Brown, Boston. - Mann, N.R., Schafer, R.E. and Singpurwalla, N.D. 1974.
*Methods for Statistical Analysis of Reliability and Life Data*. John Wiley. - Newell, C. 1988.
*Methods and Models in Demography*. Guilford Publications. - Preston, S., Heuveline, P. and Guillot, M. 2001.
*Demography: Measuring and Modeling Population Processes*. Blackwell Publishers. - Rowland, D.T. 2004.
*Demographic Methods and Concepts*. Oxford Press. - Siegel, J.S. and Swanson, D.A. 2004.
*The Methods and Material of Demography*. - Elsevier. Woolson, F.R. 1987.
*Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Biomedical Data*. John Wiley.