Inbar Weiss


M.A, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PRC Graduate Student Trainee
Inbar Weiss

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Interests


Demography, Formal Demography, Historical Demography, Family, Migration

Biography


Inbar Weiss is a Ph.D. student in the Demography program at the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include formal demography, population recovery, family demography, and migration. 

Currently, Inbar is studying the effect of mortality crisis on the continuity of populations. Her research focus on demographic outcomes of mortality shocks and on the way these crises are reflected in the survivors' collective memory. 

Inbar received her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology (with a specialization in Demography) from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her Master's Thesis examined the effect of ethnic marriage squeeze on marital assimilation at the beginning of the 20th century in the United States.

 

 

Courses


SOC F319 • Intro To Social Demography

83749 • Summer 2019
Meets MTWTHF 11:30AM-1:00PM GDC 1.406

Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the field of social demography. It is designed to help students understand the larger factors shaping population size, composition and density. Through the semester, we will explore key concepts, theories and basic measurements that are essential to study population dynamics. The topics that will be covered in the course are: Mortality, morbidity, fertility, migration, urbanization, age and sex structures and the social implications of demographic changes. Through this class students will also learn how to read and interpret graphs, data and demographic phenomena. 

 Reading Materials 

Textbook: Demography: The Study of Human Population, 4th edition, Hickes Lundaquist, J., Anderton, D. L., and Yaukey, D. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. 

 *Additional short readings will be posted on-line. 

 Grading and Requirement:

4 weekly exams (72% [18% each])

3 homework assignments (30% [10% each])

 *In addition, there will be three optional bonus assignments- a presentation proposal and a short presentation on a unique demographic case study and a data analysis assignment. 

 

SOC 319 • Intro To Social Demography

44267 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM RLP 0.102

Description:

 

The overarching goal of this course is to understand the demographic perspective and how it relates to history, medicine, economics, geography, geopolitics, politics and social sciences. To accomplish this objective, we will analyze how population processes have interacted and led to other social processes (such as pandemics, urbanization, demographic dividends, international migration, and development). By the end of the course the students should have a better understanding of the basic components of population size and growth, and understand how they change and the foundational importance of demography.

 

SOC 319 • Intro To Social Demography

44750 • Fall 2018
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM RLP 0.102

Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the field of social demography. It is designed to help students understand the larger factors shaping population size, composition and density. Through the semester, we will explore key concepts, theories and basic measurements that are essential to study population dynamics. The topics that will be covered in the course are: Mortality, morbidity, fertility, migration, urbanization, age and sex structures and the social implications of demographic changes. Through this class students will also learn how to read and interpret graphs, data and demographic phenomena. 

Reading Materials 

Textbook: Demography: The Study of Human Population, 4th edition, Hickes Lundaquist, J., Anderton, D. L., and Yaukey, D. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. 

 *Additional short readings will be posted on-line. 

 Grading and Requirement:

10 pop quizzes (10% [1% each])

4 Short homework assignments (20% [5% each])

Midterm exam (30%)

Final exam (40%)

 *In addition, there will be two optional bonus assignments (in groups) - a presentation proposal and a short presentation on a unique demographic case study. Each of these assignment worth up to 5%. 

*Attendance is not required, but missing pop quizzes will affect your final grade. Make-up quizzes won’t be given and class material will be tested in the homeworks and exams.

 

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