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This workbook/website combination allows students to analyze and manipulate huge data sets drawn from the 2000 U.S. Census. Each chapter consists of exercises specifically tailored to data sets drawn from the U.S. Census. Students gain access to the software and data sets by using passcodes provided with each copy of the text.
I. Overview and Getting Started. II. Investigation Topics. ONE POPULATION STRUCTURE: COHORTS, AGES, AND CHANGE. Key Concepts. A. Cohorts and Changing Age Structure. B. Women Live Longer. C. Baby Boomers, Xers, and Diplomas. D. Cohort Differences in Marital Status. E. Recent Immigration and Population Structure. F. Immigration, Age, and Race and Ethnicity. G. The Multiracial Population. H. Geography. TWO RACE AND ETHNIC INEQUALITY. Key Concepts. A. Education and Race/Ethnicity. B. Occupation and Race/Ethnicity. C. Earnings Inequalities. THREE IMMIGRANT ASSIMILATION. Key Concepts. A. The Immigrant Population. B. Immigrant Geographic Location. C. Immigrant Age Structure. D. English Language Proficiency. E. Education and Assimilation. F. Occupation and Assimilation. G. Earnings and Assimilation. FOUR LABOR FORCE. Key Concepts. A. Overall Trends. B. Mens Labor Force Participation. C. Womens Labor Force Participation. FIVE MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND COHABITATION. Key Concepts. A. Marital Trends. B. Marriage Choices. C. Divorce. D. Cohabitation. SIX GENDER INEQUALITY. Key Concepts. A. Educational Attainment. B. Occupation and Gender. C. Education and Occupation. D. The Gender Gap in Earnings. SEVEN HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES. Key Concepts. A. Household Trends. B. Nonfamily Households. C. Married Couple Families. D. Male and Female Headed Families. E. Housing and Households. EIGHT POVERTY. Key Concepts. A. The Race and Ethnicity of Poverty. B. Households and Poverty. C. Gender and the Feminization of Poverty. D. Age and Poverty. E. Education and Poverty F. Geography of Poverty NINE CHILDREN. Key Concepts. A. Total Child Population. B. Race, Ethnicity, Immigration, and Children. C. Family Structure. D. Economic Well-Being of Children. E. Children in School. TEN THE OLDER POPULATION. Key Concepts. A. Getting Older. B. Marital and Household Changes. C. Economic Situation. D. Health and Disability.