Gender Studies | Gender and Population
G402 | 8957 | Professor Laurel Cornell

Gender and Population examines the relationship between biological
events such as deaths and births and their social determinants and
consequences. This seminar provides a graduate-level introduction to
the theoretical issues and empirical questions which dominate the
field today. It emphasizes the question: Does gender make a
difference? How? Why? The course surveys all of the fundamental topics
in the literature of demography, from death and birth rates, through
marriage and household formation, to the origin and quality of data.
Readings are drawn from literature in sociology, anthropology,
history, geography, economics, demography and gender studies.