By John Iceland
The dialogue of those themes is educated via a number of assets, together with an exam of family survey info, and by way of syntheses of latest released fabric, either quantitative and qualitative. Iceland discusses the present concerns and controversies round those subject matters, highlighting their position in daily debates occurring in Congress, the media, and in American dwelling rooms. every one bankruptcy contains ancient heritage, in addition to a dialogue of the way styles and traits within the usa evaluate to these in peer countries.
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University of California Press Oakland, California � 2014 by The Regents of the University of California Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Iceland, John, 1970–. A portrait of America : the demographic perspective / John Iceland. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-520-27818-9 (hardback) ISBN 978-0-520-27819-6 (paper) ISBN 978-0-520-95910-1 (e-book) 1. United States—Population. 2. Families—United States. 3. Equality—United States. 4. Immigrants—United States Social conditions.
The first stage of the demographic transition involves a decline in mortality. The decline is caused by advances in public health and medicine. As mortality declines, a population’s growth rate increases. 6 Eventually, according to demographic transition theory, low mortality is matched by low fertility, and population growth once again stabilizes. All developed countries, and indeed most countries around globe, now have relatively low levels of mortality and fertility. 7 Figure 1. Population of the United States, 1790–2050.
4 million people in the country. 7 million people living in the United States, making it the world’s third largest country after China and India. Assuming a constant rate of immigration, the United States will have nearly 400 million people by 2050 (see figure 1). American population growth has outpaced that of most other peer countries. Figure 2 compares American population growth with that of many large countries in Europe over the nearly two-hundred-year period from 1820 to 2012. All countries grew, with even the slowest-growing country of those shown—France—doubling its population.
A portrait of America : the demographic perspective by John Iceland