Immigration and Population

Immigration and Population

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Immigration is the primary cause of population change in developedcountries and a major component of population change in manydeveloping countries. This clear and perceptive text discusses howimmigration impacts population size, composition, and distribution.The authors address major socio-political issues of immigrationthrough the lens of demography, bringing demographic insights tobear on a number of pressing questions currently discussed in themedia, such as: Does immigration stimulate the economy? Doimmigrants put an excessive strain on health care systems? How doesthe racial and ethnic composition of immigrants challenge what itmeans to be American (or French or German)?

By systematically exploring demographic topics such as fertility, health, education, and age and sex structures, the book providesstudents of immigration with a broader understanding of the impactof immigration on populations and offers new ways to think aboutimmigration and society.
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  • Electronic book text | 200 pages
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745688993
  • 9780745688992

Table of contents

Chapter 1: The Demography of Immigration

Chapter 2: Assimilation, Adaptation, and Integration

Chapter 3: Immigrants in the Economy

Chapter 4: Immigration and the Environment

Chapter 5: The Fertility of Immigrants

Chapter 6: Replacement Migration to Offset Population Aging

Chapter 7: Immigrant Health

Chapter 8: Educating Children in Immigrant Families

Chapter 9: Conclusions

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Review quote

Bohon and Conley have written an important book that clearlyarticulates the ubiquitous impact of immigration on the U.S.economy, social institutions, and the country's demographic future.This book is a welcome state-of-the-field scientific literatureoverview for classroom instruction and scholarly advancement.
Gordon De Jong, Penn State University

In an age of large-scale U.S. immigration often enveloped inbombastic rhetoric, this book is a breath of fresh air. Bohon andConley's straightforward analysis clearly shows howimmigration intersects with demography, a field that uses empiricaldata to understand how immigrants fare in U.S. society. This is amust-read for everyone interested in understanding contemporarydebates about U.S. immigration.
Katharine M. Donato, Vanderbilt University

"The authors of this timely book provide an outstanding review of both the theoretical and empirical literature concerning immigration's effect on education, health, and the environment. The chapter on assimilation and integration is particularly noteworthy? The text is jargon-free and accessible to non-demographers."
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About Meghan E. Conley

Stephanie A. Bohon is Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Social Justice at the University of Tennessee.

Meghan E. Conley is James Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Civil Rights and Social Justice at the University of Mary Washington.
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