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Portrait of the US 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 healthiness disparities. Celebrated authorJohn Iceland covers a variety of issues, together with America's old demographic progress; the yank kinfolk this present day; gender inequality; fiscal future health; immigration and variety; racial and ethnic inequality; inner migration and home segregation; and overall healthiness and mortality.

The dialogue of those issues is knowledgeable through a number of assets, together with an exam of loved ones survey info, and via syntheses of present released fabric, either quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the present matters and controversies round those topics, highlighting their position in daily debates occurring in Congress, the media, and in American residing rooms. each one bankruptcy contains ancient history, in addition to a dialogue of ways styles and traits within the usa evaluate to these in peer countries.

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Regional variation in economic change and migration leading to declines in the Rust Belt and growth in the Sun Belt. Racial and ethnic residential segregation remains an important feature of the metropolitan landscape, though such segregation has gradually declined. Residential segregation by socioeconomic status, however, has increased. •declining (though still significant) racial and ethnic disparities in health and mortality accompanied by increasing disparities by socioeconomic status. As a result, the rich and poor often live worlds apart.

S. manufacturing employment in several industries such as steel and automobiles—was well under way, and northern cities lost both jobs and population (of all races) to other regions of the country. , Florida, North Carolina) and West (Arizona, Nevada). Within metropolitan areas we also saw continued suburbanization, including, in more recent decades, the suburbanization of various immigrant and racial and ethnic groups. S. 32 Within metropolitan areas, we have seen the continued decline in black-white residential segregation over the last forty years, meaning that blacks and whites are considerably more likely to share neighborhoods than they were before.

During 1918 through 1920, for example, somewhere between 50 and 130 million people died during a global flu pandemic, including about 500,000 to 675,000 in the United States. 21 The continued decline in infectious diseases in the middle decades of the twentieth century was driven by the growing importance of medical care in the form of the widespread diffusion of medicines, including sulfa drugs and penicillin. These drugs were used extensively in treating pneumonia but were used for other diseases as well.

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