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The Resource A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland

A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland

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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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Iceland, John
Dewey number
304.60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB3505
LC item number
.I25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sociology in the 21st century
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Families
  • Equality
  • Immigrants
  • Race discrimination
  • Poverty
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • Equality
  • Families
  • Immigrants
  • Population
  • Poverty
  • Race discrimination
  • United States
Label
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-266) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
American demographic growth -- The American family -- Gender inequality -- Economic well-being -- Immigration and growing diversity -- Racial and ethnic inequality -- Migration and residential segregation -- Health and mortality
Control code
876431948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780520278196
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014010238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876431948
Label
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective, John Iceland
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-266) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
American demographic growth -- The American family -- Gender inequality -- Economic well-being -- Immigration and growing diversity -- Racial and ethnic inequality -- Migration and residential segregation -- Health and mortality
Control code
876431948
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780520278196
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2014010238
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)876431948

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