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Research Course “Adding the Geographic Context to Demographic Analysis"


Methods and theories of historical demography and GIS:
• GIS theory, data, and tools
• Creating and analysing geographic context variables
• Survival analysis with geographic micro-level factors
• Scanian Economic Demographic Database (SEDD)


• Theoretical lectures
• Applied exercises


• Tommy Bengtsson
• Lars Harrie
• Finn Hedefalk
• Luciana Quaranta


Prerequisites: Knowledge of demographic and quantitative methods.Applicants should either be enrolled in a MSc or PhD program or have recently received their PhD. The course will be taught using ArcGIS and STATA.

How to apply: Application deadline is 15 April 2017. Information of admittance will be sent on 30 April 2017. A maximum of 20 students will be admitted.
Apply via email to Madeleine Jarl ( by sending (1) a one-page statement of research interest and its link to the course and discipline, (2) a two-page curriculum vitae, including scholarly publications, and (3) a one-page reference letter.

The course is organized by the Centre for Economic Demography (CED), under the auspices of eSSENCE. There is no tuition fee and participants must cover travel and lodging. A limited number of scholarships to cover lodging will be available.

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