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Alice C. Andrews and James W. Fonseca, whose Atlas of American Higher Education was hailed for its unique approach to statistical information and whose research for this new Atlas has been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe, here provide a geographic window onto the most pressing social issues of our time.

Too often, information about America--its culture and politics, affluence and poverty, health and medical care, crime and education--is presented in the form of dry statistics that do not convey critical trends and patterns. In this unprecedented volume, two respected geographers present dozens of maps that depict, at a glance, the topography of America's social well-being. Among the many topics covered are: cultural diversity and immigration; income, poverty and unemployment; lifestyle risks including drug abuse, smoking and auto fatalities; access to medical care; medical costs; status of women, children, and senior citizens; marriage and divorce; teen pregnancy and non-marital births; school dropouts; abortion; death rates from AIDS, cancer, suicide and infant mortality; violent crime and homelessness. The Atlas of American Society maps out a comprehensive picture of an America rarely seen in such breadth.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. 1. City and Countryside
  2. pp. 9-19
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  1. 2. Demographics
  2. pp. 21-33
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  1. 3. Migration, Mobility and Population Change
  2. pp. 35-47
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  1. 4. Affluence versus Poverty
  2. pp. 49-63
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  1. 5. Ethnic and Cultural Diversity
  2. pp. 65-75
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  1. 6. Health and Disease
  2. pp. 77-95
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  1. 7. Medical Care and Costs
  2. pp. 97-115
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  1. 8. Lifestyle Risks
  2. pp. 117-131
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  1. 9. Education K–12
  2. pp. 133-145
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  1. 10. Higher Education
  2. pp. 147-157
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  1. 11. Crime and Violence
  2. pp. 159-169
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  1. 12. Status of Women
  2. pp. 171-183
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  1. 13. Children
  2. pp. 185-197
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  1. 14. Senior Citizens
  2. pp. 199-209
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  1. 15. Politics and Religion
  2. pp. 211-219
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  1. 16. Summary and Conclusions
  2. pp. 221-233
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  1. Appendix of Tables
  2. pp. 235-292
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  1. Sources
  2. pp. 293-297
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-303
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814707876
Print ISBN
9780814726266
MARC Record
OCLC
859686514
Pages
256
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-22
Language
English
Open Access
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