GI417 Half Unit
Gender, Population and Policy
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr Wendy Sigle-Rushton, COL.5.04E.
MSc Gender, Policy, and Inequalities, MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc Gender (Research), MSc Health, Population and Society, MSc Social Research Methods (Population) and MPA (all programmes). Also available as an option where regulations permit and with permission of the teacher responsible
With the exception of the introductory lecture, each week we will introduce students to the measurement, interpretation, and gendered policy issues surrounding a big picture population concern.
2 The Age Structure of the Population and the Welfare State
3: Explanations for Fertility Decline
4. From Population Control to Reproductive Health Policy
5. The First Demographic Transition and the Demographic Window of Opportunity
6. The Second Demographic Transition and Lowest-Low Fertility
7. Son Preference, Sex Ratios and Missing Women
8. The Epidemiological Transition and the Feminization of Ageing
9. Theorising Gendered Migration Streams
10. Effects of Migration in Sending and Receiving Areas.
10 x 3 hour sessions taught in a workshop format in MT. 1 x 1.5 hour review session in ST
Students will be asked to produce a 2,000 word essay (indicative of the kinds of questions they will encounter in the summative essay and exam) and to provide a self-assessment of the work that they have produced. This should be uploaded to Moodle in week 6 and will be returned by week 8.
Connelly, M.J. (2008) Fatal Misconception : The Struggle to Control World Population Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. HB883.5 C75
Dyson, T. (2010) Population and Development: The Demographic Transition. London: Zed Books.
Guttentag, Marcia, and Paul F. Secord. (1983). Too Many Women? The Sex Ratio Question. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.
Kantner, John F. and Andrew Kantner. (2009). International Discord on Population and Development. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Newell, Colin. (1988). Methods and Models in Demography. New York: The Guilford Press.
Poston, D. (2010) Population and Society: An Introduction to Demography New York: Cambridge University Press.
Riley, N.E. and McCarthy, J. (2003) Demography in the Age of the Postmodern. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
UNECE (Ed.) (2009) How Generations and Gender Shape Demographic Change New York and Geneva: United Nations
1 x two-hour exam (50%) and 1 x 2,500 word essay (50%).