ERIC Number: ED353201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
USA by Numbers: A Statistical Portrait of the United States.
Weber, Susan, Ed.
This book presents demographic data about a variety of U.S. public policies, social problems, and environmental issues. The issues and problems that the statistics illustrate (such as overflowing garbage dumps, homelessness, child poverty, and smog and water pollution) are connected with, and the consequences of, the expanding U.S. population. The book is organized into 13 chapters: (1) We the people: basic U.S. demographics; (2) States and cities: population size, growth, and density; (3) The melting pot: legal and illegal immigration; (4) Young and old alike: births, deaths, age, and longevity; (5) Baby talk: fertility and birth rates, infant health and contraceptive use; (6) Adolescent sexuality and pregnancy; (7) Abortion in America; (8) The U.S. labor force: on the job and out of work; (9) Rich and poor; (10) Water use and abuse; (11) Airborne poisons: first the good news, then ...; (12) Not in my backyard: municipal and hazardous wastes; and (13) Land, habitat, and wildlife: the pressure's killing them. Each chapter contains a brief summary of its contents, followed by tables and figures of statistical data. (DB)
Descriptors: Abortions, Air Pollution, Birth Rate, Contraception, Demography, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials, Human Geography, Income, Labor Force, Migration, Mortality Rate, Overpopulation, Population Growth, Population Trends, Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Statistical Data, Unemployment, Wastes, Water Resources
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zero Population Growth, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Separately published 22-page "Teacher's Guide," developed by Deborah E. Brouse, bound in.