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The Resource A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland, (electronic resource)

A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland, (electronic resource)

Label
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective
Title
A portrait of America
Title remainder
the demographic perspective
Statement of responsibility
John Iceland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Portrait of America describes our nation's changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well-being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and health and mortality. The discussion of these topics is informed by several sources, including an examination of household survey data, and by syntheses of existing published material, both quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the current issues and controversies around these themes, highlighting their role in everyday debates taking place in Congress, the media, and in American living rooms. Each chapter includes historical background, as well as a discussion of how patterns and trends in the United States compare to those in peer countries"--
  • "A Portrait of America describes our nation's changing population and examines some of its most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities, through a demographic lens. Specifically, chapters cover the following topics: America's historical demographic growth; the American family today; gender inequality; economic well being; immigration and diversity; racial and ethnic inequality; internal migration and residential segregation; and finally health and mortality. The discussion of these topics is informed by several sources, including an examination of household survey data (such as from the U.S. Current Population Survey), as well as syntheses of existing published material, both quantitative and ethnographic. The book discusses current issues and controversies around each theme to highlight their role in everyday debates taking place in Congress, media, and in American living rooms. All the chapters include some historical background, as well as a discussion of how patterns and trends in the United States compare to those in other peer countries"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Iceland, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Equality
  • Immigrants
  • Race discrimination
  • Poverty
  • United States
Label
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-266) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001289537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780520278196
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014010238
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001289537
Label
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-266) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0001289537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780520278196
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014010238
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001289537

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