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By John Iceland

Portrait of the United States describes our nation’s altering inhabitants and examines via a demographic lens a few of our such a lot urgent modern demanding situations, starting from poverty and financial inequality to racial tensions and health and wellbeing disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers quite a few themes, together with America's historic demographic progress; the yank kin this day; gender inequality; financial wellbeing and fitness; immigration and variety; racial and ethnic inequality; inner migration and home segregation; and wellbeing and fitness and mortality.

The dialogue of those themes is trained via numerous assets, together with an exam of loved ones survey information, and through syntheses of latest released fabric, either quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the present matters and controversies round those topics, highlighting their position in daily debates happening in Congress, the media, and in American residing rooms. each one bankruptcy comprises ancient history, in addition to a dialogue of ways styles and developments within the usa examine to these in peer countries.

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