Demographic and Structural Change: The Effects of the 1980s on American Society available in Hardcover
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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.
About the Author
DENNIS L. PECK is Professor of Sociology at The University of Alabama. He is the editor of two other books, including Open Insitutions (Praeger, 1992) with John W. Murphy.
J. SELWYN HOLLINGSWORTH is Associate Professor of Sociology at The University of Alabama. He is the author of two books on public health in Alabama.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Dennis L. Peck and J. Selwyn Hollingsworth
Theories of Demographic Change by Lakshmi K. Bharadwaj
New Dynamics of Urban-Suburban Change: Immigration, Restructuring and Racial Separation by William H. Frey and Elaine L. Fielding
Age and Race in the United States: The 1980s and Beyond by Donald W. Bogie
Fertility Trends in the United States by Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Hong Dan
Public Health and Mortality: Public Health in the 1980s by David W. Coombs and Stuart A. Capper
The Cashier Complex and the Changing American Labor Force by Teresa A. Sullivan
Urban Redevelopment and the Post-Industrial City: The Persistence of Gentrification in Central Cities, 1980-1990 by Frank Harold Wilson
Poverty in the Midst of Plenty by Kirsten K. West
Cross-Racial Births in the United States, 1968-1988 by Louie Albert Woolbright and J. Selwyn Hollingsworth