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SOCO 314: Population Studies

Basic concepts of population studies in international context. Demographic trends including fertility, mortality and migration, as well as the causes and consequences of those trends.

Your Guide to Conducting a Demographic Analysis

Population Reference Bureau...



CIA World Factbook: Click here to access


World Development Indicators...

>> From The World Bank:


United Nations (UN) Population Fund...

>> News

>> State of the World Population 2014

>> SoWP: Previous Years

>> UNPF Topics: Population Matters

>> Click Topics @ the top, look to the right to see Population Matters topics

United Nations Population Division...

>> UN Dept of Economic & Social Affairs: Population Division, including

>> Themes (such as Aging, Mortality. Fertility, Population Trends, International MigrationPopulation Policies...)

>> Publications, including:

United Nations Statistical Yearbooks (link here)

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN; link here)

Databases for Articles with Background Information & Context...

Google Scholar Search


Websites with Background and Context Information...


U.S. International Programs...

>> International Program Data, including:

>> International Database (IDB)

>> World Population Summary

>> Country Rankings

>> HIV/AIDS Surveillance

>> Global Population Mapping

>> International Program Publications, including:

>> Population Trends

>> Aging Trends

>> Women in Development

>> Economic Profiles

United Nations Demographic & Social Topics (link here)

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (link here)

Organisation of Economic Co-Operation & Development...

>> Better Life Index: The Better Life Index is designed to let you visualise and compare some of the key factors – like education, housing, environment, and so on – that contribute to well-being in OECD countries. It’s an interactive tool that allows you to see how countries perform according to the importance yougive to each of 11 topics that make for a better life. You can also look by Country and by Topic!

>> OECD, including:

>> Links to information by TOPIC and by COUNTRY (34 countries are OECD members)

>> Topics include: Inequality, Corruption, Gender, Health at a Glance, Indicators on Education. Social Indicators, Regional Indicators, Jobs, Main Economic Indicators (MEI), Measuring Well-Being & Progress, Migration, School Safety & Security, WaterWelfare & Social Issues...     

>> OECD Data: Find, compare and share the latest OECD data: charts, maps, tables and related publications…

>> OECD iLibrary: Browse by THEME, browse by COUNTRY, and/or browse by THEME & COUNTRY. Also: view Statistics.

>> Statistical News Releases: You will find Statistical news releases, the frequency of their release, and in some cases, the future release dates; other OECD news releases can be found in the Newsroom.

Migration Policy Institute links...

>> International Data

>> Initiatives

>> Projects

>> Regions

>> Topics

Databases for Articles...


Encyclopedia Sources...


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