課程資訊
課程名稱
人口經濟學
Demographic Economics 
開課學期
111-2 
授課對象
社會科學院  經濟學系  
授課教師
廖珮如 
課號
ECON3048 
課程識別碼
303 29810 
班次
 
學分
3.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期五2,3,4(9:10~12:10) 
上課地點
社科402 
備註
先修科目: 總體經濟學上、統計學暨實習。
總人數上限:50人 
 
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課程概述

“An Essay on the Principle of Population” written by Thomas Malthus in 1798 had a pessimistic point of view on large populations in the future world. However, world population had doubled in the past 50 years and reached 8 billion in November of 2022. Was Malthus wrong?

To answer the above question, this course will first examine the pattern of demographic transition around the world. Specifically, the demographic statistics of global trends and country features will be investigated. Second, a basic concept of demographic transition will be introduced. We will focus the two factors that play important roles in forming a country’s demographic transition: fertility and mortality. In particular, we will pay attention to the phenomena of ultra-low fertilities in East Asian countries. Finally, we move to population aging and study its causes and possible policies.
 

課程目標
By the end of the semester, students are capable of (1) obtaining the general picture of global demographic transition; (2) having basic concepts of demographic economics; (3) understanding the linkage of demography and economics; and (4) be aware of the problems caused by population aging and possible solutions. 
課程要求
 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: By appointment 
參考書目
Please see the syllabus. 
指定閱讀
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
assignments 
50% 
Individual work. Assignment 1 and 3 are short essays (15% for each). Assignment 2 is related to data analysis (20%). 
2. 
oral presentations 
20% 
Team work. Midterm and final presentations (10% for each).  
3. 
term paper 
30% 
Team work. 
 
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上課形式
作業繳交方式
考試形式
其他
由師生雙方議定
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/24  Introduction 
第2週
3/3  1. Demographic transition around the world
2. Theories of demography 
第3週
3/10  Fertility 
第4週
3/17  Fertility 
第5週
3/24  Fertility 
第6週
3/31  Fertility 
第7週
4/7  Ultra-low Fertility in East Asia 
第8週
4/14  Mortality 
第9週
4/21  Mortality 
第10週
4/28  Midterm presentation 
第11週
5/5  Mortality 
第12週
5/12  No class 
第13週
5/19  Mortality 
第14週
5/26  Policies on population aging 
第15週
6/2  Policies on population aging
Final presentation 
第16週
6/9  Final presentation 
第17週
6/16  Submission for the term paper (no class)