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Immigration and Population.

Author: Stephanie A Bohon; Meghan E Conley
Publisher: Wiley, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Immigration is the primary cause of population change in developed countries and a major component of population change in many developing countries. This clear and perceptive text discusses how immigration impacts population size, composition, and distribution. The authors address major socio-political issues of immigration through the lens of demography, bringing demographic insights to bear on a number of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bohon, Stephanie A.
Immigration and Population.
: Wiley, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie A Bohon; Meghan E Conley
ISBN: 9780745689005 0745689000
OCLC Number: 1043356125
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; 1 The Demography of Immigration; Types of immigration; The demography of immigration; Immigrants and anti-immigrants; Immigrant assimilation and adaptation; 2 Assimilation, Adaptation, and Integration; The impact of reception context on immigrant integration; Immigrants as a threat to national identity; 3 Immigrants in the Economy; Immigrants in the labor market; Immigration and wage suppression; Labor market displacement and expansion; Labor market assimilation; The informal and secondary labor markets. Entrepreneurship, ethnic economies, and enclaves4 Immigration and the Environment; The environmental impact of immigrants; Is immigration really harmful to the environment?; Immigrants, in-migrants, and children; Immigration in global perspective; 5 The Fertility of Immigrants; Fertility norms; The disruption hypothesis; The selection hypothesis; The interrelation of events hypothesis; The adaptation and assimilation hypotheses; The socialization hypothesis; The legitimacy hypothesis; Immigration and fertility; 6 Replacement Migration to Offset Population Aging. Social problems associated with population agingCan immigration offset population aging?; 7 Immigrant Health; Immigrant use of health care; The immigrant health paradox; Salmon bias; The healthy migrant hypothesis; Health transitions; Immigrant diversity and health; 8 Educating Children in Immigrant Families; Education and later-life outcomes; Educational attainment; Race and the achievement gap; Immigrants, teachers, and schools; 9 Conclusions; Current controversies and directions for future research; References; Index; End User License Agreement.

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Immigration is the primary cause of population change in developed countries and a major component of population change in many developing countries. This clear and perceptive text discusses how immigration impacts population size, composition, and distribution. The authors address major socio-political issues of immigration through the lens of demography, bringing demographic insights to bear on a number of pressing questions currently discussed in the media, such as: Does immigration stimulate the economy? Do immigrants put an excessive strain on health care systems? How does the racial and.

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