Demographic and Structural Change: The Effects of the 1980s on American Society

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Dennis L. Peck, J. Selwyn Hollingsworth
Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Social Science - 219 pages

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.

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Theories of Demographic Change
The 1980s and Beyond

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Dennis L. Peck is Professor of Sociology at The University of Alabama.His reference book experience includes serving as an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior (2001) and The Handbook of Death and Dying (2003). For the period 1987 to 1993 he was Editor of Sociological Inquiry the official journal of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. He is a past president of the Mid-South Sociological Society and he currently serves as president of the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association.

J. SELWYN HOLLINGSWORTH is Associate Professor of Sociology at The University of Alabama.

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