Population Aging and the Demographic Transition

The economic and societal impact of demographic change
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 33 mins
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  • Languages English
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Published 10/2013 English

Course Description

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

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, you will learn about trends in human population, the demographic transition, and the impact of population aging

Who is the target audience?

  • No previous knowledge required. This course is intended for anyone with an interest in human population changes

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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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Instructor Biography

Jonathan Ezer, PhD, 10+ years of consulting experince

I have been working as a management consultant for 10+ years, serving the healthcare, software, and financial services industries. My specialty is sales force design and management.

I completed my PhD from the London School of Economics in 2006 where I studied the IT industry in India.

I have 3 years of post-secondary teaching experience at Rider University and the London School of Economics.

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