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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Ilze Trapenciere
Study type:Part time, Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Social Welfare and Social Work
Branch of science:Sociology; Social Politics and Organisation of Social Work


To provide basic knowledge on demography processes and family policy, to develop understanding on interrelations between demographic and socioeconomic processes.


Not required.

Learning outcomes


• Able to explain the basic terms of demographic and family policy;
• able to explain demographic processes, factors influencing family policy;
• to assess the role of demographic policy in the development of region/country;
• to name and characterise the main directions of family policy;
• to compare demographic processes and family policy in various regions/countries.


• Able to gather and analyse basic demography and family policy data;
• able to employ appropriate method for the assessment of demographic and family processes;
• able to independently evaluate the demographic and family processes;
• to employ precise terminology of demography an family policy, when describing and characterising demographic processes and family policy;
• to present the results of independent work on demographic policy and family policy.


• Employs the knowledge in the independent work on demographic situation and family policy in a region/country;
• able to differentiate appropriate use of demography coefficients;
• interprete data on demographic development and family policy;
• to elaborate a demography report, using the demography coefficients;
• able to argument on the family policy activities in accordance to needs;
• to assess various aspects of family policy.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Social work, SDN4Bachelor’sRequiredIlze Trapenciere
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Social work, SD3Bachelor’sRequired