DEPARTMENT OF POPULATION SCIENCES

Timeline : 09-Jun-2015 - 24-Jun-2015 Free     3 Weeks

Introduction to Social Research

Course Details:

POLICYMAKERS and social scientists optimistically discuss the demographic dividend as if the benefits are imminent and within grasp. However, many developing countries, including Bangladesh, will not be able to achieve this economic benefit without appropriate policies and substantial investments in a number of areas. Indeed, as recent development history suggests, the demographic dividend is wasted if such policies and investments are not in place.

Demographic dividend is the surge in economic growth that may result from a decline in a country's mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. This decline is often accompanied by an increase in average life expectancy, which increases the size of the working-age population.
Economists have identified four distinct ways the benefits of demographic dividend can be achieved. The first is the increased labour supply; however, the magnitude of this benefit will depend on the ability of the economy to absorb and productively employ the additional workers.

The second is through increase in savings (resulting from reduced dependency ratio) which, if and when invested, leads to higher productivity. The third is human capital. Fertility declines result in reduced economic pressures at home, thereby enabling parents to invest more in children's health and education, leading to healthy and educated labour force. The fourth is the increase in domestic demand resulting from the rise in per capita income and the reduced dependency ratio.

Application Procedure:

Applications are invited through the online registration ,newspaper advertisement and official statements or circulations. Applications are open for the time being in online portal.

Eligibility for Admission:

Demographic dividend is the surge in economic growth that may result from a decline in a country's mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. This decline is often accompanied by an increase in average life expectancy, which increases the size of the working-age population.

Selection of the Applicants:

Demographic dividend is the surge in economic growth that may result from a decline in a country's mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. This decline is often accompanied by an increase in average life expectancy, which increases the size of the working-age population.


Course Outline:
  • Week 1
    • Social Equity and Land Use Planning
  • Week 2
    • Climate Change and Land Use Planning
    • How to Manage Growth in Peri-Urban Areas
  • Week 3
    • How to Integrate Land Use Planning and Infrastructure
Course Teacher: Md. Aminul Haque
Timeline : 09-Jun-2015 - 20-Jun-2015 Free     2 Weeks

Introduction to Demography

Course Details:

POLICYMAKERS and social scientists optimistically discuss the demographic dividend as if the benefits are imminent and within grasp. However, many developing countries, including Bangladesh, will not be able to achieve this economic benefit without appropriate policies and substantial investments in a number of areas. Indeed, as recent development history suggests, the demographic dividend is wasted if such policies and investments are not in place.

Demographic dividend is the surge in economic growth that may result from a decline in a country's mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. This decline is often accompanied by an increase in average life expectancy, which increases the size of the working-age population.
Economists have identified four distinct ways the benefits of demographic dividend can be achieved. The first is the increased labour supply; however, the magnitude of this benefit will depend on the ability of the economy to absorb and productively employ the additional workers.

The second is through increase in savings (resulting from reduced dependency ratio) which, if and when invested, leads to higher productivity. The third is human capital. Fertility declines result in reduced economic pressures at home, thereby enabling parents to invest more in children's health and education, leading to healthy and educated labour force. The fourth is the increase in domestic demand resulting from the rise in per capita income and the reduced dependency ratio.

Application Procedure:

Applications are invited through the online registration ,newspaper advertisement and official statements or circulations. Applications are open for the time being in online portal.

Eligibility for Admission:

Demographic dividend is the surge in economic growth that may result from a decline in a country's mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. This decline is often accompanied by an increase in average life expectancy, which increases the size of the working-age population.

Selection of the Applicants:

Demographic dividend is the surge in economic growth that may result from a decline in a country's mortality and fertility and the subsequent change in the age structure of the population. This decline is often accompanied by an increase in average life expectancy, which increases the size of the working-age population.


Course Outline:
  • Week 1
    • Understanding How Land Use Planning Contributes to Sustainable Urban Development
    • Institutions, Policies and Tools for Effective Land Use Planning
  • Week 2
    • How to Integrate Land Use Planning and Infrastructure
Course Teacher: Md. Aminul Haque

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