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Module Title: 
Population and Development: Theories and Policies
Module Code: 
DSD6231

Module Content

Unit 1: Population theories

An overview of the concepts of demography and population studies

World population distribution, Population Trends, Structures and Characteristics

Demographic Theories and Perspectives

The Demographic Transition and population structure change

Malthusian and anti-Malthusian perspectives on the basic relationships linking population growth and economic growth.

Unit 2: Population growth and development

Socioeconomic, and environmental related issues from population growth: Environment, economy, employment, health Inequality, Food, Income

Gender equality, and women’s status in the context of population and Development

Population structure change and Demographic dividend

Unit 3:  Population policies

Overview of economic, social, and political implications of rapid population growth.

Population Policies in developing countries including reproductive health

Population policies in developed countries

Analyze and evaluation of family planning and Reproductive Health policies and programs in Africa and Rwanda

Country specific cases studies.

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