A portrait of America : the demographic perspective by John Iceland PDF

By John Iceland

ISBN-10: 0520278186

ISBN-13: 9780520278189

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ISBN-13: 9780520278196

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Portrait of the United States describes our nation’s altering inhabitants and examines via a demographic lens a few of our such a lot urgent modern demanding situations, starting from poverty and financial inequality to racial tensions and healthiness disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers numerous subject matters, together with America's old demographic development; the yank kinfolk this present day; gender inequality; fiscal overall healthiness; immigration and variety; racial and ethnic inequality; inner migration and home segregation; and overall healthiness and mortality.

The dialogue of those subject matters is trained via numerous assets, together with an exam of family survey info, and through syntheses of current released fabric, either quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the present matters and controversies round those subject matters, highlighting their position in daily debates occurring in Congress, the media, and in American residing rooms. each one bankruptcy comprises old heritage, in addition to a dialogue of the way styles and tendencies within the usa examine to these in peer countries.

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S. manufacturing employment in several industries such as steel and automobiles—was well under way, and northern cities lost both jobs and population (of all races) to other regions of the country. , Florida, North Carolina) and West (Arizona, Nevada). Within metropolitan areas we also saw continued suburbanization, including, in more recent decades, the suburbanization of various immigrant and racial and ethnic groups. S. 32 Within metropolitan areas, we have seen the continued decline in black-white residential segregation over the last forty years, meaning that blacks and whites are considerably more likely to share neighborhoods than they were before.

Percentage distribution of five leading causes of death, by age group, in the United States, 2010 52. Life expectancy at birth in selected OECD countries, 2011 TABLES 1. Leading causes of death in the United States: 1860, 1900, and 2010 2. Distribution of children, by household type, in selected OECD countries, 2007 3. Metropolitan areas ranked according to the fastest rates of growth and decline, 2000–2010 Acknowledgments I would like to thank a number of people who provided critical help for this book, often in the form of insightful reviews of draft chapters: Paul Amato, Sarah Damaske, Rick Rodgers, Jeffrey M.

5. Race discrimination—United States. 6. Poverty—United States. I. Title. 48-1992 (R 1997) (Permanence of Paper). To Jakob, Mia, and Jeannie Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. American Demographic Growth 2. The American Family 3. Gender Inequality 4. Economic Well-Being 5. Immigration and Growing Diversity 6. Racial and Ethnic Inequality 7. Migration and Residential Segregation 8. Health and Mortality Conclusion Notes References Index Illustrations FIGURES 1. Population of the United States, 1790–2050 2.

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