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Teaching Materials

The partners of the Population Europe network offer a broad range of educational materials, videos and software, which can be used in school classrooms, universities and other educational facilities to explain major demographic trends.

An interactive programme which sheds light on the process of population change and its causes and effects across Europe (languages: English and Dutch) © NIDI [...]
The project aims at providing teaching resources on various demographic concepts and theory. The website is still under construction. Introduction, explanations and exercises using the Lexis Diagram are provided. (language: French) © Université catholique de Louvain [...]
INED has designed a series of teaching kits that describe a number of useful demographic tools and concepts. They are intended for use in primary and secondary schools as classroom teaching aids or to help teachers prepare their lessons. They cover several different themes and provide links to other teaching resources. (language: English) © INED [...]
Lesson plans, population handbook, student activities, glossaries of terms, etc. (language: English) © PRB [...]
An archive of PowerPoint presentations on social and demographic statistics in a wide range of topics (language: English) © UNECE [...]
The European Demographic Data Sheet pools current figures as well as projections. It covers the EU 27-countries and 22 other states on the European continent as well as Japan and the United States. Basic demographic data about fertility, ageing and migration is presented in one main table and short explanatory text and additional graphs highlight certain interesting developments. The Data Sheet is updated with a new focus every two years. Maintainer/Info: Sergei Scherbov [...]
How are immigrants distributed across the globe? In which countries are they most numerous? This tool provides access to the latest United Nations statistics for 230 countries of the world. Via maps or country lists you can select your indicator to view immigrant populations, annual migratory growth and total annual population growth.   [...]
Infographics to explain and illustrate various demographic topics (language: English) © PRB [...]
GEDEM's data-playground allows users to explore, visualize and download data on the composition of the population in each of the municipalities of Spain since the beginning of the XXI century,as well as on the evolution of different indexes of residential segregation and population diversity. [...]
A world population of 7 billion in 2011... and how many tomorrow? For thousands of years, human beings were a rare species and their numbers grew very slowly. By around 1800, the population began to increase rapidly, starting in the rich countries and then, from the twentieth century, in the rest of the world. What are the reasons for this growth, and what factors are affecting the population today? Will the world population level off in the years to come? How will the world be populated in the future? [...]

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