"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."
University of California Press
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||Sociology in the 21st Century, 1
||Electronic book text - Windows
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