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Population and development (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Marika Vicziany

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The relationship between population growth and economic development in Asia during the last two hundred years. Topics include the history of famine; disease control; cultural values; fertility; imperialism and the demand for cheap labour; land use and agricultural technology; industrialisation; the modern demographic transition; and government birth control programs

Assessment: Written (3000-word essay): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

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