The Demographic Development of Croatia
Code: 57202
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: doc. dr. sc. Dario Pavić
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Course description
The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about the conditions of demographic change and demographic development with an emphasis on the changes and development of the Croatian population and earlier populations in this area.

e-learning level 1
english level 1

Associate general knowledge about society and social processes,
point out the conflicting opinions and alternative hypotheses in various social issues,
point out the contradiction and common features of assumptions different political, religious and cultural orientation,
identify cause-and-effect relationships among social phenomena,
indicate the social outcomes of public policies,
plan their own engagement in solving social problems,
show the key structural factors that shape society,
analyze social change through classical and contemporary sociological approaches,
put in a macro and micro level of sociological analysis,
combine different theoretical assumptions in the study of social phenomena,
show the relevance of the concepts of culture, socialization, stratification, social structures and institutions in explaining social phenomena.

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain the basic demographic concepts and measures
2. Use the concepts of population growth and development
3. Describe the demographic situation of Croatia today and demographic diversity of Croatian region
4. Describe the relationship between economic conditions and changes affecting the dynamics of fertility and changes in the composition of the family
5. Relate the causes of population aging and the concept of demographic transition
6. Explain how the pension system and social and intergenerational transfer depend on the demographic composition and changes of the Croatian population
7. Relate the role of nutrition and health care in shaping the Croatian population
8. Distinguish types of migration (especially in the 20th century) and their impact on the structure of Croatian population
9. Explain the demographic impact of the First and Second World War, and the Croatian Homeland war
10. Analyze the possible application of population policies in Croatia

Week plan
1. Basic demographic Concepts
2. The concept of demographic growth and development
3. Demographic picture of Croatia today
4. Economics of fertility
5. Contemporary changes in family structure
6. Population and Economic Development - population aging
7. Population and Economic Development - pension and social system and intergenerational transfer
8. Mechanical movement of the population - migration
9. War and demographic consequences of war
10. Nutrition of the population and the impact on demographic processes
11. Health care of the Croatian population
12. Population Policy - analysis, possibilities
13. Population policy - History, Ideology
14. Contemporary trends of world development
15. Contemporary trends of Croatian development

Presentation and oral exam.
  1. Jakov Gelo, Anđelko Akrap i Ivan Čipin (2005.): Temeljne značajke demografskog razvoja Hrvatske (Bilanca 20. stoljeća), Ministarstvo obitelji, branitelja i međugeneracijske solidarnosti, Zagreb.
    Ivo Nejašmić (2008.): Stanovništvo Hrvatske.- demogeografske studije i analize, Hrvatsko geografsko društvo, Zagreb.
    Depopulacija Hrvatske, Društvena istraživanja (tematski broj), God. 13, Br. 4-5 (72-73), Zagreb.
    Stanovništvo Hrvatske - dosadašnji razvoj i perspektive, Dražen Živić, Nenad Pokos, Anka Mišetić (ur.), Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Biblioteka Zbornici, Zagreb, 2005.
    Anđelko Akrap, Tomislav Ridzak, Nenad Pokos, Dražen Živić i Ivan Čipin (2003.): Činitelji demografskih kretanja u Republici Hrvatskoj, Državni zavod za zaštitu obitelji, materinstva i mladeži, Zagreb.
1. semester
SOC-dipl (4420): Izborni kolegiji u zimskom semestru (ZN-smjer) - Mandatory smjer - Science Stream
SOC-dipl (4469): Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory smjer - Teaching Stream

2. semester Not active
SOC-dipl (4469): Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory smjer - Teaching Stream

3. semester
SOC-dipl (4420): Izborni kolegiji u zimskom semestru (ZN-smjer) - Mandatory smjer - Science Stream
SOC-dipl (4469): Izborni kolegiji - Mandatory smjer - Teaching Stream
Consultations schedule:
  • doc. dr. sc. Dario Pavić :

    Office hours on Wednesdays, 14.45 to 15.45 hours (2.45 PM to 3.45 PM)



Hrvatski studiji Sveučilišta u Zagrebu pokrenuti su i ustrojeni 16. studenoga 1992., isprva samo kao dvosemestralni Sveučilišni komparativni studij hrvatske filozofije i društva. Taj je program potom preoblikovan u program redovitog četverogodišnjeg studija.

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