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Demographic and structural change : the effects of the 1980s on American society /
edited by Dennis L. Peck and J. Selwyn Hollingsworth.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
xxvii, 219 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
0313287449 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1996.
0313287449 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Reference & Research Book News, September 1996
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Twelve population scientists address the questions: What are the major changes that occurred in the 1980s? What created these changes? What major consequences result from these changes for the present and for the future? Included are chapters that give theoretical explanations of social change, discuss the social and ecological effects of high population density, and show the change in population composition, fertility and mortality rates, and migration patterns. In addition to these traditional demographic concerns, the work also provides insights into community redevelopment, poverty, changing family patterns, and ethnic identification.
Table of Contents
Figures and Tables
Theories of Demographic Changep. 1
New Dynamics of Urban-Suburban Change: Immigration, Restructuring, and Racial Separationp. 18
Age and Race in the United States: The 1980s and Beyondp. 63
Fertility Trends in the United Statesp. 85
Public Health and Mortality: Public Health in the 1980sp. 101
The Cashier Complex and the Changing American Labor Forcep. 127
Urban Redevelopment and the Post-Industrial City: The Persistence of Gentrification in Central Cities, 1980-1990p. 142
Poverty in the Midst of Plentyp. 169
Cross-Racial Births in the United States, 1968-1988p. 187
Concluding Commentsp. 205
Author Indexp. 207
Subject Indexp. 213
About the Contributorsp. 217
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