Barcelona (Bellaterra), Spain

Social Indicators: Theory and Applications

when 21 May 2024 - 23 May 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 300

This course aims to give a broad overview of some of the most popular indicators used in social science research, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. It will span through a variegated set of topics, including indicators of economic inequality and poverty, composite indices of well-being, human development, segregation, polarization, gender inequality and health inequality.

Course leader

Iñaki Permanyer. He is an ICREA Research Professor and Head of the Health and Ageing unit at the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics. He is an expert in the design of social indicators, which he has applied in several areas of social science.

Target group

The course will be useful to undergraduate, Master and PhD students working in any area of the social sciences (preferably using quantitative methods or approaches), like Demography, Sociology, Economics, Political Science or Environmental Science.

Course aim

Students will learn the foundations about how to define and construct social indicators. Students will be encouraged to construct their own measures from the tools and ideas taught in the course. It is thus expected that students have some basic programming skills or experience in manipulating datasets.

Fee info

EUR 300: EUR 300: tuition fees