PURPOSE OF 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.
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.
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.