Peter A Morrison Free eBooks (1)

Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: demographic, analysis, fits, policy, admissions, alternatives, segregated, school, charting
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The author (1) describes how demographic data are applied in affirmative action disputes, (2) evaluates the effects of the quota system on the admission of qualified nonminority students, and (3) assesses alternatives for maintaining racial balance.......
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: america, dependents, cares, structure, family, changing
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This Note reviews several ongoing demographic changes in families and considers implications for legislation. Changes include: family instability; diverse, often nontraditional, family forms; altered social settings and economic circumstances affecting children; and lengthening of life expectancy among older Americans. These changing demographic realities make it essential that future social legis......
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: pittsburgh, metropolitan, overview, demographic
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Pittsburgh is an extraordinary metropolitan region in contrary respects: Its future has been shaped by an uncommon confluence of demographic forces; yet it possesses an uncommon set of resources with which to enhance local prosperity. It is a region without population growth but with a healthy concentration of intellectual capital industries, a high level of innovation in biotechnology-related and......
ISBN: 0833029843, 9780833029843
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: future, nation, perspective, demographic
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Demographic trends in the United States foreshadow major economic and social changes. Four major implications emerge: (1) The United States has experienced declining birth rates and a maturing age distribution. As the number of older adults increases and the needs of those adults find political expression, national budgetary priorities will likely focus on such needs, straining education budgets. ......
ISBN: 0833018779, 9780833018779
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: future, issues, perspective, demographic, year, congress
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Demographic change continually reshapes the nation's political agenda, creating advocacy groups for new legislation and altering the consequences of existing laws. This Note charts the demographic environment within which future congresses will function and the concerns that are likely to materialize: (1) families' capacities to meet the needs of dependents will become increasingly narrow; (2) a g......
ISBN: 0833017667, 9780833017666
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: family, place, ties, reshaping, factors, demographic
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This paper explores the broad topic of how the selective character of human migration and changing family circumstances may shape the intensity of local need among the future elderly. At origin, it is the healthier, better educated, and more affluent elderly who venture to migrate; and although people migrate from a broad spectrum of origins, they flow selectively to a narrow spectrum of destinati......
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: social, programs, federal, context, demographic, current
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This Note reviews ongoing demographic changes and considers their implications for social legislation and public programs. The two areas of consequence highlighted are the altered family circumstances of children and the aging of the American population. Today's families are profoundly different from those of the past. Single women bear children, couples divorce, and proportionally more childhood ......
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: policy, overview, federal, trends, demographic, current
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Demographic change continually reshapes the nation's political agenda, creating constituencies for new legislation and altering consequences of existing laws. This Note considers several key demographic trends and what they may imply for legislation: the population's reconfiguration into smaller household units, particularly one-parent families and persons living alone; changes in the population's......
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: social, security, subcommittee, income, maintenance, programs, senate, testimony, future, certainties, demographic, uncertainties
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This testimony describes demographic changes that will affect Social Security financing over the long term:the aging of the population (that is, the rise in the fraction of elderly people) from now into the next century; the shift of wives into paid work outside the home; lengthening of life expectancy; changes in the average retirement age; and uncertainties about future immigration.The following......
Author: Peter A. Morrison
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Keywords: migration, effects, cities, study, states, growth, decline, united, urban
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The United States is a highly urbanized nation with abundant space, yet large portions of some areas are emptying out, while migration to a few, favored metropolitan areas is increasing.This duality of growth and decline, dependent on an intricate system of migration flows, is a central feature of U.S. urbanization.This paper examines U.S. migration from a broad analytical viewpoint and through th......
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