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Cornell University    
  Feb 18, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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PAM 2030 - Population and Public Policy

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

S. Sassler.

Examines from a demographic perspective family policies that concern children and adults. Toward this end, it considers the relationships between family policies and demographic behavior. It also addresses the effects of family policies and demographic behavior on the well-being of children. Although this course focuses on the United States, it considers U.S. trends against the backdrop of changes in other industrialized countries.

Outcome 1: To gain a broader understanding of the demographic forces that shape our daily lives.

Outcome 2: To apply basic tools of demographic analysis to population data.

Outcome 3: To develop skills for assessing and synthesizing evidence in social demography.

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