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1. Population : An Introduction to Concepts and Issues (with InfoTrac)
by John R. Weeks
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Asin: 0534627692
Catlog: Book (2004-07-27)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Sales Rank: 267842
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A well-known and well-respected author provides this comprehensive yet accessible text that introduces students to population issues, concepts and theories. While keeping larger population issues in perspective, the text closely examines key factors in population processes, from fertility and mortality rates to agricultural production and urbanization. The text addresses both population problems and potential solutions, and engages students with intriguing essays, interesting examples, and up-to-date Internet resources. The text is the most comprehensive book on the market, encompassing the entire field of demography, including principle and practice: Chapters 1 - 8 provide the framework and tools while Chapters 9 - 13 apply these tools and demographic perspectives to real-world situations. The text is a classic in the field, and is respected for its comprehensive and contemporary approach. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Population by Weeks Review
This is a great introduction to demographics. It provides a easy to read introduction. It is still a college textbook. The author integrates humor into the text, which certainly kept me reading. Infotrac was completely worthless. It was a password to a three-month trial of access to databases. I already have access to databases through other sources, school and the library. ... Read more


2. The Methods and Materials of Demography
by David A. Swanson, Jacob S. Siegel
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-17)
Publisher: Academic Press
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This book is a thorough update of the original Methods and Materials of Demography (1976). Every chapter is new, written exclusively for this edition.
Like the original, Red Book, the Second Edition presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the methods used by technicians and research workers in dealing with demographic data. It is concerned with the ways data on population are gathered, classified, and treated to produce tabulations and various summarizing measures that reveal the significant aspects of the composition and dynamics of populations. It also sets forth the sources, limitations, underlying definitions, and bases of classification, as well as the techniques and methods that have been developed for summarizing and analyzing the data.
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5-0 out of 5 stars REVIEW OF THE 2ND EDITION
Another review displayed here refers to the 1st edition, which was published in 1976. This review covers the 2nd edition, which was published in March 2004. The 2nd Edition by J. Siegel and D. A. Swanson is hardbound and has around 850 pages. The price ($89.00) is unbelievably low for such a comprehensive and well-written book. It is filled with references and examples and provides updates on data sources while covering the many advances in methods and technology that have occurred since the publication of the first edition. This book can be used both in the classroom and by practitioners. Besides covering and updating everything that was in the 1st edition, it adds new chapters, appendices, and a cross-referenced comprehensive glossary. The 2nd edition by Siegel and Swanson is a worthy successor to the 1st edition by H. Shryock, J. Siegel, and E. Stockwell and is a mandatory book for anybody interested in demography.

5-0 out of 5 stars A REVIEW OF THE 2nd EDITION
The other review displayed here for the Methods and Material of Demography refers to the 1st edition, published in 1976. This review covers the 2nd edition released in March 2004. The 2nd Edition by Siegel and Swanson is, indeed, the bible of demography. Filled with references and examples, it provides updates on data sources while covering the many advances in methods and technology that have occurred since the publication of the first edition. This book is well-crafted and can be used both in the classroom and by practictioners. Besides covering everything that was in the 1st edition, it adds new chapters and appendices (e.g., health demography and GIS) and provides an excellent cross-referenced glossary as well as a demography timeline. The 2nd edition is a worthy successor to the first edition and is a must-have book for anybody interested in demography.

5-0 out of 5 stars All basic techniques in Demography - a bibile of demography
An old edition. No recent developments in this book. However, a complete reference in basic demographic methods. ... Read more


3. Applied Demography: Applications to Business, Government, Law, and Public Policy
by Jacob S. Siegel
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Catlog: Book (2001-10)
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In contrast to a typical general text in demography, which is concerned with demographic principles, trends, problems, and theories, Applied Demography explores the practical issues with which demographers working for government agencies, private nonprofit organizations, and businesses deal. It emphasizes the applications of applied demography in a variety of related disciplines, such as geography, economics, gerontology, public policy, law, sociology, public administration, and business management. The data of these disciplines are taken into account, as are the methods of statistics and computer sciences. The book aims to inform the student of the wide range of applications of demography, including not only narrowly "demographic" situations but also "nondemographic" situations, such as manufacturing processes and the dynamics of organizations as a population. ... Read more


4. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
by Alan L., MD Melnick
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Asin: 083421878X
Catlog: Book (2002-03-15)
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This clear and accessible text helps public health professionals gain a solid understanding of geographic information system technology, what it is, how it works, and how it shapes their careers. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author fully explains this exciting technological development. The text builds from basic to more advanced topics, such as:

A description and the history of GIS
Getting started using GIS: hardware, software, and Internet essentials
Examples of the use and relevance of GIS for environmental health, communicable disease control, injury prevention, chronic disease prevention and control, and community health assessment and improvement
Also, limitations and potential problems of the technology
The connection between GIS technology and public health management and practice, including the future role of public health officials
Also includes graphs, charts and maps to reinforce the text; tables that summarize important information; and URLs for useful web sites; glossary of key terms ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars THE best GIS related book focussing on Public Health
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* Book consistently focuses on GIS usage in healthcare.
* Practically applicable ideas.
* Exhaustive and highly informative lessons learnt chapter.
* Very clear and crisp presentation.
* IT part needs better information.

I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Melnick. He is clearly a subject matter expert. Knows the micro and macro problems and opportunities in this field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Public Health GIS by A Melnick
This is a serious book for the serious student of both public health and geographical information systems. Not difficult, but certainly serious. Dr. Melnick does an excellent job of introducing us to GIS and then walking us through the application of GIS to various public health areas (environmental health, communicable diseases, injuries, chronic diseases, and assessment). At each point he carefully notes the applicable principles, what the data and GIS application demonstrate, and the strengths and weaknesses of the GIS approach. This should become the standard learning tool for GIS and Health.

The book probably over references and over describes specific software programs and companies (e.g. see the discussion of Maptitude and Version 3.0 and 4.0 and HUD....) - these are outdated in 12 months.

Obviously, the book needs a CD-ROM (or web site) with data sets and the capacity to play with some of the data. The main point of the book is doing the picture and thinking about what you end up with. Without a CD-ROM or web site we are left short of really being able to get it.

In summary, despite some drawbacks this book is a winner. By the end you will not know how to do GIS, but you will know that you need to find a way to know it ... Read more


5. Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future
by Ben J. Wattenberg
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Catlog: Book (2004-10)
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee, Publisher
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Fewer tells a monumental human story, largely ignored, but which promises to starkly change the human condition in the years to come. Never before have birth and fertility rates fallen so far, so fast, so low, for so long, in so many places.Ben Wattenberg shows how and why this has occurred and explains what it means for the future. ... Read more


6. Sampling of Populations : Methods and Applications (Wiley Series in Survey Methodology)
by Paul S.Levy, StanleyLemeshow
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Asin: 0471155756
Catlog: Book (1999-02-19)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
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Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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A unique, accessible guide to current practices in population sampling.

Now in its third edition, this popular sampling text continues to provide a highly readable, practical treatment of the subject. Keeping the mathematics to a minimum, it walks the reader through real-world sample surveys-from sampling designs to problems of missing data and nonresponse to estimation procedures. This expanded and updated edition reflects the many developments in the field since the publication of the Second Edition, including the latest methods of multistage sampling, analysis of sample survey data, and software manipulation. Sampling of Populations, Third Edition offers:
* A wealth of examples illustrating key statistical issues with data sets available for downloading over the Internet.
* An emphasis on the most widely used sampling designs today, including completely revised chapters on cluster sampling designs.
* A new chapter devoted to telephone sampling and interviewing techniques-contributed by Robert Casady and James M. Lepkowski, who have made many important contributions in the area of telephone surveys.
* Illustrative examples detailing how statistical analysis can be performed by means of software now available for use on personal computers and designed specifically for analysis of sample survey data.
* Many new and updated practice exercises.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A response to an anonymous "osu stats student".
I read the review by an anonymous "osu stats student," and felt compelled to write the following response.

I am a Ph.D. student in public health, and I already have a Ph.D. in the behavioral sciences. I will sign my name, unlike the other writer. Rather than solely talk about the issues of the text, the student complains about the administration of the course in question.

I found the text to be readable and useful. My findings concur with the practitioner and other reviewers in Columbus, OH. I found the use of the solutions manual to be helpful in my understanding of the material.

The complaints voiced by the "stats student" are unfounded and could possibly be "sour grapes," perhaps because that person's performance in the course was below what they thought they should have received.

Having been graduate faculty in the past, I can only suggest that if students have problems with understanding the course material, they need to take responsibility for their end of the learning process. They should have taken advantage of the resources made available by the instructor, and perhaps spent more time on the material and exercises to make up for their lack of understanding.

1-0 out of 5 stars Try Sharon Lohr's book instead if you want the math
We used this book for a survey sampling class taught at Ohio State. Many of the students did not like this book. I talked to several stat students who used Sharon Lohr's sampling book, and they loved it. The exhorbitant price of Levy/Lemeshow's book makes things even worse.

Levy/Lemeshow's book falls short in terms of providing a real understanding of survey sampling. There is no "big picture" presented, only a series of formulas thrown at you to deal with various situations. There is no derviation of the formulas used. This would be fine, because the book is geared to those in public health. But then the exercises ask you to derive formulas. Without examples, this is impossible. Some of the students in the class are PhD statistics students, and even they do not understand where these formulas come from.

The book uses a lot of public health jargon (e.g. incidence, HIV seroconversion). This creates a lot of confusion, particularly for the exercises. One of the most frustrating aspects of the book is that the STATA code is missing characters (e.g. parentheses, commas) that make it work correctly.

My advice: if you are in the public health field, are not interested in the exercises, and just want a cookbook of equations, this book would be good for you. If you are interested in the mechanics of survey sampling, and where the formulas came from, then look elsewhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Practitioner's Resource
Levy and Lemeshow's text provides practitioners with precise formulas and terrific insights into alternative sampling methods. The exercises at the end of the chapters are particularly useful.

4-0 out of 5 stars Clear and to the point.
The best thing about this book is that it summarizes all the equations in boxes throughout the book. Therefore you don't have to hunt down the equations you need, unlike with many other statistics books. The book's explanations are clear and to the point, and therefore makes a great desk reference.

The one sole downside to this text is its price. $90 is a bit steep for this small light weight volume. ... Read more


7. Fertility Policy in Israel
by Jacqueline Portugese
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Asin: 0275960986
Catlog: Book (1998-08-30)
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Sales Rank: 1719306
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An examination, with feminist perspective, of Israel's fertility practices and policies surrounding abortion, family planning, in vitro fertilization and the welfare state. This book exposes the complex web of issues, actors, and power relations that shape the Israeli political agenda. At the same time, it contributes to ongoing feminist debates concerning the politics of reproduction and the role of the state in contributing to the oppression of women. ... Read more


8. Interaction Ritual Chains (Princeton Studies in Cultural Sociology)
by Randall Collins
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Sex, smoking, and social stratification are three very different social phenomena. And yet, argues sociologist Randall Collins, they and much else in our social lives are driven by a common force: interaction rituals. Interaction Ritual Chains is a major work of sociological theory that attempts to develop a "radical microsociology." It proposes that successful rituals create symbols of group membership and pump up individuals with emotional energy, while failed rituals drain emotional energy. Each person flows from situation to situation, drawn to those interactions where their cultural capital gives them the best emotional energy payoff. Thinking, too, can be explained by the internalization of conversations within the flow of situations; individual selves are thoroughly and continually social, constructed from the outside in.

The first half of Interaction Ritual Chains is based on the classic analyses of Durkheim, Mead, and Goffman and draws on micro-sociological research on conversation, bodily rhythms, emotions, and intellectual creativity. The second half discusses how such activities as sex, smoking, and social stratification are shaped by interaction ritual chains. For example, the book addresses the emotional and symbolic nature of sexual exchanges of all sorts--from hand-holding to masturbation to sexual relationships with prostitutes--while describing the interaction rituals they involve. This book will appeal not only to psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists, but to those in fields as diverse as human sexuality, religious studies, and literary theory.

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9. The Specter of Genocide : Mass Murder in Historical Perspective
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Focusing on the twentieth century, this collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analysis of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide; the victims of Stalinist terror; the Holocaust; and Imperial Japan. Contributors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa, North America, and Australia.In addition, extensive coverage of the post-1945 period includes the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. Robert Gellately is Professor and Strassler Family Chair for the Study of Holocaust History at Clark University, where he teaches a variety of courses in modern German history, modern European history and the history of the Holocaust with a concentration on the study of Nazi Germany and the Gestapo.In Backing Hitler (Oxford, 2001), Gellately uses new evidence to demolish long-held beliefs about what ordinary Germans knew of the concentration camps.His internationally acclaimed book, The Gestapo and German Society (Oxford, 1990) challenges conventional concepts of the Gestapo and daily life in Nazi Germany. He has won numerous fellowships, and awards, most recently from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.Ben Kiernan is A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History and Director of the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University and Convenor of the Yale East Timor Project. Kiernan is the author of The Pol Pot Regime (Yale, 1996), How Pol Pot Came to Power (Verso Books, 1985) and three other works and over a hundred scholarly articles on Southeast Asia and the history of genocide. Choice called him "the most knowledgeable observer of Cambodia anywhere in the Western world." Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge "indicted" and then "sentenced" him as an "arch war criminal." Kiernan is a member of the Editorial Boards of Human Rights Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and the Journal of Genocide Research. He is currently writing a global history of genocide since 1500. ... Read more


10. THE EMPTY CRADLE: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity And What to Do About It
by Phillip Longman
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Catlog: Book (2004-04-01)
Publisher: Basic Books
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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A controversial argument that reduced fertility and global aging threaten world prosperity, jeopardize national economies, and will change our way of life for decades to come.

Overpopulation has long been a global concern. But between modern medicine and reduced fertility, world population may in fact be shrinking--and is almost certain to do so by the time today's children retire. The troubling implications for our economy and culture include:
* The possibility of a fundamentalist revival due to the decline of secular fertility
* The threat to the free market as the supply of workers and consumers declines
* The eventual collapse of the American health care system as inordinate expenses are incurred by an aging population.

Phillip Longman's uncompromisingly sensible solutions fly in the face of traditional ideas. State intervention is necessary, he argues, to combat the effects of an aging population. We must provide incentives for young families, and we cannot close our eyes and hope for the best as an entire generation approaches retirement age.

The Empty Cradle changes the terms of one of the most important environmental, economic, and social debates of our day. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars It keeps divulguing the ideas that allow women to exploit me
This book promotes the idea that women staying home is the solution for falling birthrates, even explaining that "the work done by a woman at home becomes more valuable, as the husband progresses". This is not correct, a little housekeeping can be bought in the market at cheaper rates. What women are really using is their sexuallity to make men their slaves and put their money at her feet, with the only retributtion being access to their vaginas every once in a while.

5-0 out of 5 stars what a wonderful book
so much demographic data, all tied together in a coherent whole.
ties together a lot of seemingly distinct theories. ... Read more


11. The 21st Century at Work: Forces Shaping the Future Workforce and Workplace in the United States
by Lynn A. Karoly, Constantijn W. A. Panis
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12. Population Matters: Demographic Change, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Developing World
by Nancy Birdsall, Allen C. Kelley, Steven W. Sinding
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Does rapid population growth diminish countries' economic development prospects? Do policies aimed at reducing high fertility help families escape poverty? These questions have been at the heart of policy debates since the time of Malthus, and have been particularly heated during the last half-century of explosive Third World population growth. In this carefully constructed collection of recent studies and analyses, the authors offer a nuanced, yet clear and positive answer to these questions---a refreshing step forward from the ambiguous conclusions of much of the literature of the 1970s and 1980s. ... Read more


13. La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience
by Jerre Mangione
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Catlog: Book (1993-09-15)
Publisher: Perennial
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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From the early Italian adventurers who played an important role in the European expansion across the Atlantic to the political and business leaders of the 1990s, this book tells a dramatic story. The heart of the story is the mass migration that took place between 1880 and 1924, when a whole culture left its ancient roots to settle in the cities and towns of America. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Review of La Storia
I thought the book was generally good. However, I thought the authors were more defensive about Ialians than they should have been. I do not think the book can be used as "history" because it is not objective enough. There are also errors in the book. For example Joe Montana played football for the San Fransisco 49ers, not the Giants. Giants are baseball. They left out Willie Mosconi, perhaps one of the best billiards players in the world. For a book, in my opinion, to be used effectively as history, it has to be objective and dispassionate. This is very unfortunate because the authors had a wonderful opportunity to really "lay it out there" and let the facts speak for themselves. Nonetheless, I have sent this book to at least five friends and family because it is good reading socially and not for professional academic use.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding...Meaningful in a very personal way...
What a great book! It chanced to catch my eye in recently and I've found it hard to put down.

This book eloquently ties together the *entire* experience of the Sicilian immigrant before, during and after their arrival. Although it is light on the parallel history of Sicily (Sammartino's Sicily is an EZ read) the focus on the American aspect makes it that much more unique.

Yet, there is excellent treatment of what the hollow term "Italian" meant to a peasant from Sicily - not much. Once they came to the US, they were effectively lumped together with everyone from what had only recently been joined (and by force at that) into a nation. The authors also provide context to the socio-economic misery effectively inflicted upon the southern regions to the direct and exclusive benefit of northern regions.

Also demystified is the pervasive myth of the Mafia, originally perpetuated by northern Italians as reasons why their welcome in the South quickly wore out - the Sicilians were regularly maligned as genetically inferior, lazy, unintelligent and all part of the Mafia. With the constant perpetuation of the "secret-society" angle - it's has all the chracteristics of a great meme. The roots are detailed including how and who profited from this wicked myth including: opportunistic northernern Italians, sensationalist meida, ignorant Americans and isolated criminals interested in making themselves bigger than life.

It's a bitter irony that so many southern Italians immigrants and their descendants became successful in America while their own homeland refused to give then any opportunity. Armed with the facts, Italians and Italian-Americans have a chance to separate the fact from fiction.

I'm a 3rd generation (Sicilian-Calabrese) American originally from Chicago, and the book rang true again and again. My experiences, the stories that I'd heard from family and friends, the make-up of the neighborhood I grew up in and how the media often portrays Italians.

I recommend this book for all Italians, Italian-Americans and especially those of southern Italian descent. I'd even recommend this book to people that have friends and family that are Italian or have any interest in the culture.

Bravissimo to the authors for writing a detailed, well researched treatise on what for many of us has been unwritten until now.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding and well-researched
La Storia provides an excellent historical record, as well as an in-depth discussion of the social consequences faced by immigrant Italians and their children. It is OUTSTANDING reading not only for Italian Americans (especially those of Southern Italian descent), but also for those wishing to better understand an often marginalized group of people who have contributed to this country in fascinating and tremendous ways. I have given this book as a gift to several friends.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is outstanding
A book of this sort was long overdue. Perhaps I am not familiar enough with works in this area, but it was refreshing to see a well researched, serious account of the early Italian American experience. As a second generation Sicilian, I can testify that the anecdotes regarding family traditions, etc are authentic. In addition, the book lends tremendous insight into the connection between current Italo-American customs and beliefs and their genesis and roots back in Sicily. This book is also a monument to the many and varied contributions that Italian -Americans have made to this country. It should serve as a wake-up call to all Italian-Americans that we have let assimilation rob us of our unique identity as Italians and as Americans. This book is a "must read" for all Italian-Americans and anyone who thinks (from thier exposure to shamefully biased and opportunistic gangster films) that they have even the vaguest notion of what it means to be an Italian American.

5-0 out of 5 stars I am still in the process of reading.
All throughout grade school, High school and college I was always a bit disturbed that history classes spoke so little about the italian influence on the exploration of the New World. From reading this book you get a true picture of what the italians contributed to the early exploration of America. My parents are both immigrants from Sicily and they have told me a little about the trials and tribulations they and family members went through when they first arrived. Once I complete the book I will be sure to give a final review of the whole story. I want to take this opportunity to find out if the book is printed in Italian. My parents would love to read the story about their past experiences. Please send me an e-mail. Thank You ... Read more


14. Demography : The Study of Human Population
by David Yaukey, Douglas L. Anderton
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Asin: 1577661753
Catlog: Book (2001-02-01)
Publisher: Waveland Press
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The authors have skillfully recrafted this classic text into an exciting, up-to-date introduction to demography that reflects the field's evolution into a rich and diversified discipline. While maintaining the basic framework of the successful previous edition, the second edition's content has been thoroughly revised to incorporate a broad range of the latest demographic theories as well as timely examples. Two new chapters--"Morbidity and Health" and "Population Diversity"--mirror the changing interests and growing breadth of demographic research. Demography, Second Edition presents current data and short-term projections of relatively stable trends. These features, combined with the text's international focus, ensure that it will remain timely and relevant. Moreover, the authors facilitate the reader's exploration of Internet-related data, providing a guide to the use and interpretation of the most recent data available. This reader-friendly edition also include! s numerous graphics as well as chapter exercises and propositions for debate. ... Read more


15. Correspondence Analysis in the Social Sciences
by Michael Greenacre, Jörg Blasius
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Catlog: Book (1994-09-21)
Publisher: Academic Press
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Correspondence Analysis in the Social Sciences gives a comprehensive description of this method of data visualization as well as numerous applications to a wide range of social science data. Various theoretical aspects are presented in a language accessible to both social scientists and statisticians and a wide variety of applications are given which demonstrate the versatility of the method to interpret tabular data in a unique graphical way. ... Read more


16. The Reluctant Economist : Perspectives on Economics, Economic History, and Demography
by Richard A. Easterlin
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Catlog: Book (2004-04-26)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Where is rapid economic growth taking us? Why has its spread throughout the world been so limited? What are the causes of the great twentieth century advance in life expectancy? Or of the revolution in childbearing that is bringing fertility worldwide to near replacement levels? Have free markets been the source of human improvement? Economics provides a start on these questions, but only a start, argues economist Richard A. Easterlin. To answer them calls for merging economics with concepts and data from other social sciences, and with quantitative and qualitative history. Easterlin demonstrates this approach in seeking answers to these and other questions about world or American experience in the last two centuries, drawing on economics, demography, sociology, history, and psychology. The opening chapter gives an autobiographical account of the evolution of this approach, and why Easterlin is a 'reluctant economist'. ... Read more


17. Aging : Demographics, Health, and Health Services
by Elizabeth Vierck, Kris Hodges
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Asin: 1573565474
Catlog: Book (2003-03-30)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Sales Rank: 820770
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The "graying of America" is perhaps the most significant demographic event of recent times. Health care and nutrition have improved, and baby boomers reaching middle age and retirement will influence American society both now and in the years to come. Vierck and Hodges present vital statistics on aging Americans in a readable and interesting format, describing trends, offering insights, and providing a framework for understanding the data. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Great Resource
This work has the depth of a textbook with the buoyancy of a good browse. The authors have put together a volume full of well-documented statistics on the aging US population and issues related to its health and health care. Information is clearly presented, in a friendly format, with insightful analyses and interesting annotations to enhance the raw statistics. The book is easy to skim-for the casual browser-or to study in-depth--for more scholarly research. Readers with interest in the statistical realities of health and aging are sure to find this text useful and very readable. ... Read more


18. The Age of Migration, Third Edition: International Population Movements in the Modern World
by Stephen Castles, Mark J. Miller
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Asin: 1572309008
Catlog: Book (2003-07-09)
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Sales Rank: 262874
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Now in a revised and expanded third edition, this widely adopted text provides a global perspective on the nature of migration movements, why they take place, and their effects on industrialized countries and the developing world. Extensively rewritten chapters provide information on and comparative analyses of the world's main migration regions. The role of migration in the formation of ethnic minority groups is examined, as is the impact of growing ethnic diversity on economies, cultures, and political institutions. Included are a wealth of concrete examples, tables, and maps.
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19. Women's Empowerment and Demographic Processes: Moving Beyond Cairo (International Studies in Demography)
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Asin: 0198297319
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 697963
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20. Social Stratification in the United States: The New American Profile Poster, A Book-and-Poster Set
by Stephen J. Rose
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Asin: 1565845501
Catlog: Book (2000-01)
Publisher: New Press
Sales Rank: 267771
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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A benchmark book-and-poster on American comparative wealth that shows who earns what, who lives with whom, and who works where. This full-color book-and-poster set brings together primary data on income, wealth, race, and marital and occupational status to provide a vivid picture of the U.S. social structure. One thousand color-coded figures make it possible to compare social groups, and understand how income distribution relates to race, sex, education, and occupation. With graphics and careful explanations, the booklet shows how to make the most of the poster, and reveals through comparison the considerable changes in America's social landscape as we enter a new century. Originally published in 1992, the American Profile Poster has become a staple in classrooms, homes, offices, and union halls. Now updated with the most recent data, it offers critical insights into where we stand at the start of the new millennium. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent clear look at reality
An outstanding, factually based look at who has what in the United States, the social stratification chart originated well before 1992. It was on the office wall in almost every office of a national labor-community organizaion I worked with in the 1980s. I recommend this without reservation to anyone who's interested in political work.

I'm ordering the book assuming that it includes a look at the earlier versions. Nothing could more vividly illustrate the effects of the last few decades. Even apart from its social significance, it's a wonderful example of effective information design. Thanks, Dennis and Stephen!

5-0 out of 5 stars Continued Excellence.
The author has again collected and presented the statistics of the american economy in a reasonably objective set of charts and tables. Don't buy into the spin presented from any politician, look at the data and decide for yourself.

After several years of outrageous growth in the tech sector this should be mandatory reading for each one of us. As many of us watch NASDAQ and track the value of our options we need to understand where we really fit in the economy. ... Read more


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