Spotlights on Health and Rights

Key topics in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health

Demography

The "Balancing Equation": The Heart of Demography

One of the key goals of demography is to understand how populations change over time, i.e., their dynamics.

  • Do populations grow?
  • Do they become younger?
  • Do they age?

To answer these questions, it is important to grasp what are the forces through which populations are transformed.