About the course
Course at advanced level, aims to familiarize students with the three main population processes - fertility, mortality and migration - by focusing on population developments in Sweden and Europe from the end of the 1800s onwards, with some attention to the major population trends and issues in poorer countries. The course is structured in three parts. Family dynamics focuses especially on the links between female employment, family policies and childbearing. The section on migration considers the causes and consequences for individuals and society of international and internal migration. The final section considers both biological and social aspects of morbidity and mortality.