The American people : Census 2000 /

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Imprint:New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2005.
Description:xiv, 456 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
United States -- Population -- Statistics.
United States -- Census, 2000.
United States.
Census data.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Farley, Reynolds, 1938-
Haaga, John, 1953-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-446) and index.
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Farley, from the University of Michigan's Population Studies Center, is a prolific and respected social demographer. Haaga, formerly a program director at the Population Reference Bureau and now at the National Institute on Aging, has built a career on communicating population trends and patterns to general audiences and policy makers. Together, these editors bring complementary skills to the challenging task of assembling 14 chapters written by specialists in fields from gender inequality at work to the lives and times of the baby boomers, and from politics in census-taking to special studies of Latinos, African Americans, or Asian Americans. The book's aim is nothing less than the distillation of a multifaceted statistical portrait of the entire US, built on results of the 2000 census. Each chapter presents data from that census in clear tabular and graphic formats, discusses these data in the context of cited literature, and draws together a coherent summary of its subject. The volume should be very useful as a reference for background facts and figures on which to build lectures and discussions, and for empirical referents orienting independent student research efforts. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. E. Carlson Florida State University

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