A portrait of America : the demographic perspective by John Iceland

By John Iceland

Portrait of the USA 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 fiscal inequality to racial tensions and well-being disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers a number of themes, together with America's old demographic progress; the yank family members this present day; gender inequality; monetary health; immigration and variety; racial and ethnic inequality; inner migration and home segregation; and health and wellbeing and mortality.

The dialogue of those themes is trained via numerous assets, together with an exam of loved ones survey information, and by way of syntheses of present released fabric, either quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the present concerns and controversies round those subject matters, highlighting their function in daily debates happening in Congress, the media, and in American dwelling rooms. each one bankruptcy contains historic historical past, in addition to a dialogue of the way styles and developments within the usa evaluate to these in peer countries.

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A portrait of America : the demographic perspective

Portrait of the USA 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 monetary inequality to racial tensions and well-being disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers quite a few subject matters, together with America's historic demographic development; the yank kinfolk at the present time; gender inequality; financial wellbeing and fitness; immigration and variety; racial and ethnic inequality; inner migration and home segregation; and health and wellbeing and mortality.

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Population over the past two hundred years, other factors were also clearly at work. After all, most European countries depicted in figure 2 experienced the same kind of mortality transition and increasing life expectancy that the United States did over a similar period of time but did not grow as quickly as the United States. S. growth rates? S. Fertility The United States initially had very high fertility rates. 0, indicating that women were having, on average, about seven children in their lifetime.

The final battle of the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain, for example, was fought two weeks after the treaty ending the war had been signed in Europe but before any of the combatants in New Orleans received word of it. The typical American woman today is still of European extraction, though many around her are not. She lives in a metropolitan area farther south and especially west, such as in Houston, Chicago, or Phoenix. If she is still in her mid-20s she likely lives alone, with friends, or a cohabiting partner, though by the time she is in her 30s she more likely than not is married and will have two children.

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. Nevertheless, blacks remain fairly highly segregated, especially in older metropolitan areas in the Northeast and Midwest. Hispanics and Asians tend to live in more diverse neighborhoods than blacks and whites, and their segregation levels have, by some measures, remained fairly stable; though, because of their growing population size, they are more likely to live with coethnics than they were earlier.

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