Household and Labour Force Forecasts with POPGROUP
|Dates:||17 June 2016|
|What is it:||Course|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||£140 (public sector) £195 (private sector)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
The course reviews and implements the standard methods of forecasting households and the labour force, through use of the Derived Forecasts module of POPGROUP software. The course uses Data Modules to explore government forecasts and participants will make their own alternative scenarios.
The focus is on sub-national forecasts for districts of Britain, but the principles transfer directly to national forecasts, to sub-national forecasts of other areas, and to social or ethnic groups, each of which are discussed.
The emphasis is on hands-on learning through practical sessions that take the participants through the preparation of inputs, running forecasts, analysing results, and adjusting forecasts to implement a range of scenarios or assumptions.
The course is motivated by the issues in policy and planning that require population, household and labour force projections, and the impact of housing plans or jobs targets on population.
The morning session will focus on understanding the capacity of the software through an extended hands-on exercise using data for districts in England chosen by the participant. These forecasts will be developed in the afternoon following guidance or exploring the participant’s own priorities.
Please note that a portfolio of demographic-related course is offered at CMIST over a five-day period. Participants on this course will be expected to have They may be interested in taking the courses earlier in the week, Demographic Concepts and Methods, Population Estimating and Forecasting, or Forecasting Population with POPGROUP. This course on Household and Labour Force Forecasts with POPGROUP takes place on day 5.
This course is designed for those who wish to understand the construction of household and labour force forecasts and to use them in a practical planning context. Participants wishing to get skilled up in this software most often have local government or business planning backgrounds, but might be from national government or be postgraduate or other established academics in this field.
Price: £140 (public sector) £195 (private sector)
Travel and Contact Information
Basement computer lab
Humanities Bridgeford Street