POPST507

Critical Demography

This paper introduces students to critical demography as an approach that draws on social science theories to understand key demographic phenomena. Interactive seminars will comprise a blend of structured lectures and in-class discussion focussed on weekly readings drawn from Aotearoa NZ and internationally. The first part of the paper focuses on the development of a critical population 'lens'; the second part applies this thinking to the understanding of fertility, family formation and family structure in Aotearoa NZ and other select countries. Particular attention is given to the demography of indigenous and ethnic-racial minorities.

This paper introduces students to critical demography as an approach that draws on social science theories to understand key demographic phenomena. Interactive seminars will comprise a blend of structured lectures and in-class discussion focussed on weekly readings drawn from Aotearoa NZ and internationally. The first part of the paper focuses on the development of a critical population 'lens'; the second part applies this thinking to the understanding of fertility, family formation and family structure in Aotearoa NZ and other select countries. Particular attention is given to the demography of indigenous and ethnic-racial minorities.

Paper Information

Points: 30.0
Internal assessment / examination: 100:0
Restriction(s): POPS501 or POPS507

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught

POPST507-22A (HAM) have been cancelled. Please contact the School or Faculty Office for more information.

Cancelled Occurrences

Cancelled Occurrences
22A (HAM)A Trimester : 7 Mar 2022 - 3 Jul 2022 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures

The Timetable for 2022 is not available.


Indicative Fees

Fees for 2022 are not yet available.


Paper Outlines

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Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Human Development | Population Studies and Demography

Other available years: Critical Demography - POPST507 (2021) , Critical Demography - POPST507 (2020) , Critical Demography - POPST507 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 21 September 2021 3:21pm
Indicative fees current as of : 23 September 2021 4:30am

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