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PRDE 695: Population Issues and Trends in ASEAN

Course Description

The regional integration of ASEAN and GMS and its impacts and implications on populations in Thailand and the ASEAN region, and the emerging social and economic trends among ASEAN populations. Development theories and major regional cooperation programs such as infrastructure development, regional connectivity, economic corridors, and environmental programs. GMS cooperation programs covering transport and communication, trade and investment, and labour migration. Emerging population issues and trends arising from ASEAN’s development such as human trafficking, environmental degradation, climate change, and economic disparity in the region.

PRDE 676 (Advanced Demographic Projection)
Teacher: Patama Vapattanawong
This course requires an enrolment key

Course Description: This elective course is designed to introduce the
advanced techniques on demographic projections focusing on various models of
long-term demographic and economic change based on population projections. This
course covers the methodology of conventional population projection, cohort
component method. The approaches of determining the projection input in terms
of fertility, mortality, and migration projection are studied. In addition, the
probabilistic population projection, a presently favorable technique, and other
alternative techniques are explored. The projections of socioeconomic
characteristics of population are also discussed. Students will formulate projections
by using spreadsheet or other appropriate software.


PRDE 662 (Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation) 2014
Teacher: Patama Vapattanawong
This course requires an enrolment key


Course description
: PRDE 662 Indirect Techniques for Demographic 

This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of indirect techniques for demographic estimation used to study changes in population size and composition. The course begins with reviewing all standard measurements of fertility, mortality, and migration.  Methods of evaluating quality of data including age accuracy and data consistency, stable population, demographic models, and model life tables are reviewed. The indirect techniques of demographic estimation cover the estimation of fertility, infant and child mortality, adult mortality, and migration, as well as estimation of the time points to which estimates refer. The use of estimation techniques to detect completeness of data is also covered. Data collected from various sources including registration system, census, and sample surveys will be used in estimating demographic indicators.  Students will experience data analysis, writing report, and presentation.



PRPG 550: Cross Cultural Contexts of Programs in Ageing
Teacher: Rossarin Gray
Teacher: Wakako Takeda
This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key

Study on global gerontology, particularly in Asia
and Pacific. Seminar in gerontology in various cultural context including
family, intergeneration relationships, migration of children, gender,
ethnicity, HIV/AIDS and health aspects of aging, subjective and objective
well-being. International commitment relating to policies and programs for the
elderly. Similarities and differences in policies and programs among countries.





PRPG 552 Economics of Ageing (2014)
Teacher: Manasigan Kanchanachitra
Teacher: Chalermpol Chamchan
Teacher: Theerathorn Yoongthong
Teacher: Churnrurtai Kanchanachitra
Basic economic concept and theoretical background regarding aging population focusing on the impact of aging population on consumption and saving patterns, labor /labor force participation, income/poverty, health and related expenditures, retirement and economic cost, government revenue and investment, economic growth in short term and long-t erm, pension system/social security/health security, policies towards aging population and economic preparation of the elderly
PRRH 550 Substantive Demography (2014)
Teacher: Jongjit Rittirong
Course Coordinator: Jongjit Rittirong
Course Objective:
Students are oriented to fundamental concepts in the study of human populations concerning their size, structure and distribution. Related factors affecting population changes such as social, gender and economic characteristics are also discussed. Students will gain increased understanding of demographic theories and their applications for population and reproductive health research.
PRRH 565 Statistics for Social Analysis
Teacher: Theerathorn Yoongthong
Teacher: Aree Jampaklay
Course Description

This course aims at providing students with univariate and multivariate analyses in social sciences. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be discussed in terms of analyzing data and interpreting statistical software outputs. The emphasis will be given to statistical principles and hands-on experiences using available data sets of IPSR. Students will also learn to use statistical software. In this course, STATA will be used, but alternative software (e.g. SPSS) can also be of your choice.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the students should be able to:
1. Choose appropriate descriptive statistics to analyze social sciences data and correctly present and interpret the outputs, including tables, graphs, measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode), and measures of dispersion or spread (range, standard deviation and variance)
2. Properly select inferential statistics to analyze social sciences data using statistical software and accurately present and interpret the results of t-test, chi-squared test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), simple and multiple correlation, simple and multiple regression, and logistic regression.
3. Correctly present and interpret the data in terms of univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses

Course Assessments

To pass the course, each student has to do the following activities:

1) Six assignments (60%): The assignment details will be provided by the instructors (10% each)
2) Two examinations (40%): Midterm Examination (20%) and Final Examination (20%)

PRRH 630 Applied Social Research
Teacher: Rebecca Miller
The aim of this course is to apply the knowledge and skills developed in PRRH 566 to design a research proposal for your Master’s theses. It intends to provide students with detailed explanations of the various components of the proposal (and Master’s thesis).
PRRH 636 Monitoring and Evaluation of Population and Reproductive Health Programs
Teacher: Kerry Richter
This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for population and reproductive health programs. Components of an M&E plan to be discussed will include the conceptual framework, logical frameworks, indicators, the data collection plan and evaluation design. Students will gain practical experience by developing an M&E plan for a health program in their area of interest. Guest lecturers will present special topics in M&E planning and evaluation design. The course will use participatory methods including games, exercises and a class website to promote learning.
PRRH:521 Gender Roles and Health Development
Teacher: amara soonthorndhada

 There is a whole range of understandings of the
implications of gender concept and approach in health research. This session
designs for being familiar with the arguments and theoretical propositions of
gender and social issues in general and health development in particular.




PRRH 555: Analytical Techniques in Demography (2015)
Teacher: Patama Vapattanawong
This course requires an enrolment key
The course aims at introducing students to the basic demographic methods necessary to reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. The students need to understand the concepts of methods and are able to interpret the results.

PRRH 555: Analytical Techniques in Demography (2016/2)
Teacher: Patama Vapattanawong
This course requires an enrolment key
The course aims at introducing students to the basic demographic methods necessary to reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. The students need to understand the concepts of methods and are able to interpret the results.

PRPR 550 ประชากรวิทยา (Substantive Demography)
Teacher: Pramote Prasartkul
Teacher: พิมลพรรณ อิศรภักดี
Teacher: กฤตยา อาชวนิจกุล
Teacher: Sutthida Chuanwan
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PRPR554: เทคนิคการวิเคราะห์ทางประชากรศาสตร์
Teacher: Patama Vapattanawong
Teacher: Rossarin Gray
This course requires an enrolment key
รายวิชานี้จัดขึ้นเพื่อแนะนำหลักและเทคนิคพื้นฐานในการวิเคราะห์ทางประชากรศาสตร์ซึ่งเป็นเทคนิคทางตรง รวมถึงการนำเทคนิคเหล่านั้นไปใช้ประโยชน์ นักศึกษาจะได้รู้จักแหล่งข้อมูลต่าง ๆ ทางประชากร วิธีการรวบรวม การนำข้อมูลนั้นไปใช้เพื่อวัดและวิเคราะห์ภาวะเจริญพันธุ์ การสมรส การตาย การย้ายถิ่น การขยายเมือง การวัดอัตราต่าง ๆ ทางประชากร ตารางชีพ รวมทั้งการคาดประมาณประชากรของประเทศไทยด้วยวิธีต่าง ๆ ที่เหมาะสม
Writing Club
Teacher: Kerry Richter
Writing Club

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