Barcelona, Spain

Health and Well-Being Consequences of Demographic Changes

online course
when 19 July 2021 - 30 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 150

Health and well-being consequences of demographic change are key challenges for research and innovation as they concern citizens’ health and have enormous economic implications and innovation opportunities (with equitable access to prevention, treatment and care throughout the life cycle).

Recent political and economic developments within Europe and global pressures related to population trends magnify the relevance of health and well-being and its impact on socioeconomic dynamics, as well as to the pressure that demographic changes such as an aging population, place on health systems and social safety nets.

This course examines health and well-being consequences of demographic changes from an interdisciplinary approach, including sociological, demographic, economic and political science, particularly in developed countries. All professors will also pay attention to the links between these demographic changes and social and public policies.

This course provides a forum for students to explore contemporary issues in how demographic changes affect health and well-being from both a theoretical and practical standpoint and using national and cross-national comparisons. Plus, the student will be involved in a novel discussion of ongoing controversies about the causes and effects of such demographic changes. The course will pay special attention to how health intersects with several sociodemographic (age, gender, …), economic (education, social class, …), and contextual (country, …) factors. Finally, the main demographic indicators will be deeply explained and discussed.

Course leader

Aïda Solé i Eduard Gumà

Target group

Undergraduated students (Sophomore, Junior and Senior students).

Fee info

EUR 150: Registration fee (non refundable)
EUR 750: Tuition fee (non refundable)


Non UPF students from universities with an international exchange partnership with UPF will be exempt of paying the 150€ non refundable registration fee.