Courses Catalogue

Population Economics

COURSE CODE: ECO 3106
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Economics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE

This course dwells on the role of population towards economic growth and development of an economy. It looks at how the different aspects of the society play a major role in population growth in relation to economic growth and development. As a matter of fact population growth affects economic growth and subsequently development. If there are no well designed policies, then the nation is bound to suffer a number of problems.

The course begins with examination of the terminology and basic tools of Demography including population trends worldwide, evolutionary patterns of world population growth, population projections and policies. From there students will account for the rising volume of international migration around the world in recent years, the types and incidence of migration flows, impacts of economic activities, distribution of resources among households. In particular students will learn about the phenomenon of urbanization, models that households can adopt in order to foster development by contributing to the basket of resources. 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit students should be able to;

·     Explain the concept of population and its interrelated aspects on the growth and   development of an economy.

·    Discuss suggest solutions to all population related problems for sustainable development of their countries as future planners.