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Allyn and Bacon Social Atlas of United States (08 Edition)

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.

Synopsis:

This brief and accessible atlas uses colorful maps, graphs, and some of the best social science data available to survey the leading social, economic, and political indicators of American society. Maps, graphs, and figures explores topics like:
  • our aging population
  • changes in family structure
  • energy use and the environment
  • immigration, migration and social diversity
  • wealth and poverty
  • educational attainment
  • ...and much more

About the Author

William H. Frey, one of the leading demographers in the world, is a faculty member of the University of Michigan Population Studies Center; founder of the Social Science Data Analysis Network (www.SSDAN.net); and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He has authored more than 100 publications and several books on demographic trends and issues, and his expertise on topics such as migration, urban and regional demographic change, and the U.S. Census is routinely sought out by policy-makers and the media. His commentaries on population issues have appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, as well as National Public Radio, ABC News, NBC Nightly News, CSPANN, and CNN.

Table of Contents

 

1. Our Dynamic Populace

Adding and Subtracting: Regional Population Change

The Newest Americans: Immigration

Pulling Up Stakes: Migration and Mobility

Generations Young and Old: Age Distribution

The Baby Factor: Fertility and Birth Rates

Witnesses to a Century: Americans 65 and Older

Life Expectancy and Mortality

Urban and Rural Living

Marriage and Divorce

Blood, Marriage, or Adoption: Family Structure

 

2. Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Status

Racial Groups and Inequalities

White Ancestry

Black Americans

Hispanic Americans

Asians and Pacific Islanders

American Indians and Alaskan Natives

Our Segregated Cities

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual America                

 

3. Wealth, Income, and Opportunity

Chasing the American Dream

Over Our Heads: Consumer Debt

The Persistence of Poverty

Educational Attainment and Life Chances

Unfinished Business: High School and College Dropouts

Alternatives to Public Education

                             

4. The Economy and Workplace

Earning Our Keep: The American Workforce

Working Overtime: Labor Conditions

The State of the Unions: Organized Labor

Equal Opportunity Employment: Diversity in the Workplace

The Workplace Gender Gap

 

5. Health and Wellness

Health Insurance: The Haves and Have-Nots

Living on the Edge: Behavioral Risk Factors

A Matter of Life and Death: Cancer

The Threat of Pandemic Disease

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Battling the Epidemic: AIDS in America

Americans with Disabilities

Mental Health and Disability

 

6. Politics and Government

The Federal Purse: Government Spending

Exercising Your Right: Voter Participation

Diversity in Government

Defending the Nation: The Military

 

7. Crime and Law Enforcement

Criminal Activity

Doing Time: Prisoners and Incarceration

The High Price of Vice: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Gambling

Risky Business: Teenage Substance Abuse        

Children and Crime: Juvenile Delinquency

The Youngest Crime Victims

 

8. Natural Resources and the Environment

Living Off the Land: Agriculture

From Sea to Shining Sea: Land Use

Hungry for Power: Energy Consumption

Environmental Quality: Pollution and Conservation

The Greenhouse Effect: CO2 Emissions

Heavy Weather: Natural Disasters

                                     

9. Modern America

Stuck in Traffic: Commuting and Roadway Congestion

Planes, Trains and Buses: Mass Transportation

Wired America: Computer and Usage

On the Air: Broadcast Media

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205439171
Author:
Frey, William
Publisher:
Pearson
With:
Anspach, Amy Beth
With:
DeWitt, John Paul
Author:
Aronson, Amy
Author:
Anspach, Amy Beth
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
DeWitt, John Paul
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Aronson, Amy Beth
Author:
Frey, William H.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Quality of life
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Atlases - U.S.
Subject:
Demography
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General
Subject:
Quality of life -- United States.
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.86x7.98x.39 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.
"Synopsis" by , This brief and accessible atlas uses colorful maps, graphs, and some of the best social science data available to survey the leading social, economic, and political indicators of American society. Maps, graphs, and figures explores topics like:
  • our aging population
  • changes in family structure
  • energy use and the environment
  • immigration, migration and social diversity
  • wealth and poverty
  • educational attainment
  • ...and much more
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