Century of Difference : How America Changed in the Last One Hundred Years

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  • Copyright: 2008-11-30
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

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Table of Contents

About the Authorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: The American Variations, 1900 to 2000p. 1
How America Expanded Education and Why It Matteredp. 9
Where Americans Came From: Race, Immigration, and Ancestryp. 23
How Americans Lived: Families and Life Courses in Fluxp. 57
How Americans Worked: New Workers, New Jobs, and New Differencesp. 96
What Americans Had: Differences in Living Standardsp. 137
Where Americans Lived: The Redrawing of America's Social Geographyp. 162
How Americans Prayed: Religious Diversity and Changep. 186
When Americans Disagreed: Cultural Fragmentation and Conflictp. 212
Conclusion: The Direction of Americans' Differencesp. 240
Combining Parametric and Nonparametric Regressions to Study How Trends Differ Among Subpopulationsp. 253
Income Differences or Income Ratios?p. 260
Procedures and Data for the Fragmentation Analysis in Chapter 9p. 262
Notesp. 273
Referencesp. 363
Indexp. 403
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