Population Aging and the Demographic Transition
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We are at a very significant moment in human history. Our population used to be growing at an astounding rate, but recently that growth has begun to slow. This course will provide an overview of recent changes in human population, describe the demographic transition, and its effects on specific countries, and will conclude will an assessment of the impact of population aging.
This course consists of 5 animated lectures, that total 30 minutes of content.
Students who are interested in understanding the impact of demographic changes, and population aging should take this course
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|Section 1: Population Aging and The Demographic Transition: Lecture Content|
In this lecture, we introduce the course, and provide a high level overview of human population growth over the past 1000 years. Finally, we explain why this is a significant moment in human history.
In this lecture, we explain the demographic transition, what it is, and why it occurred. We discuss why there has been a population explosion, and the effects of this explosion on our population profile.
In this lecture, we examine 4 specific countries: Poland, United States, Nigeria, and Japan. We assess their progress through the demographic transition, and what makes these countries' experience unique.
In this lecture, we examine the impact of population aging, through 4 perspectives: Microeconomic, Macroeconomic, Political, and Socio/Cultural.
In this lecture, we review the main ideas and arguments presented in the course
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