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New York State in the 21st century
Hirschl, Thomas A., 1954-
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, [1999]

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xi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Technological innovation, the globalization of exchange, greater marital instability, and new environmental and health challenges are reshaping the world in which we live. This edited volume analyzes current and projected future socioeconomic trends in the context of New York State, a state that has historically played an important role in public policy innovation. The contributors identify major trends, compare New York State to the United States as a whole, and indicate the need for new social policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Among the issues discussed are the distribution of income, trends in land use, recent immigrants, and family living arrangements.

Author Notes

THOMAS A. HIRSCHL is Associate Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His teaching and research interests concern how society is being reshaped by contemporary political, economic, and social forces. He has coedited two books-- Utah in the 1990s (with Tim B. Heaton and Bruce A. Chadwick) (1996) and Cutting Edge (with James Davis and Michael Stack) (1997).

TIM B. HEATON is Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on demographic trends and family demographics. He has coauthored or coedited six books, including Women Working: Comparative Perspectives in Developing Areas (with Alma T. Junsay) (Greenwood, 1989).

Table of Contents

Social Policy and Socioeconomic Trends The Significance of Education in an Era of Labor Market HardshipThomas A. Hirschl
The Distribution of Income in New York State: Trends and Implications for Public PolicyPaul E. McNamara and Christine K. Ranney
Public Schools and Public DollarsBrian O. Brent and David H. Monk
On the Margin: The Occupational Progress of Ethnic Minorities in New York StateDouglas T. Gurak
Community Diversity and Social Identity Indians Within New York State: Separate Nations, Not Just Ethnic MinoritiesSherene Baugher and Robert W. Venables
New York State's Older Population: Implications for Policy by Nina Glasgow The Communities of New York StateFrank W. Young and Gonzalo Kmaid
Social Change in Upstate New York Cities by Patrice Kuzniak New York's Industrial Structure: How Viable?Paul R. Eberts and Amanda M. Hart
Agriculture and the Environment From Plow to Plate: The Transformation of New York's Food and Agricultural System Since 1910Thomas A. Lyson
Trends in Land UseNelson L. Bills and Bernard F. Stanton
Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes in the New York City WatershedJ. Mayone Stycos and Max J. Pfeffer
Population Dynamics, Family Well-being and Health The Recently Arrived Foreign-Born in New York State, 1990Ronald J. Ortiz Flores
The Volume and Composition of Internal Migration to and from New YorkDavid L. Brown and Stefan Rayer
The Next Generation: Implications of Fertility for Growth, Composition, and Well-being of New York in the Coming YearsTim B. Heaton
The Widening Gap Among Children: Family Living Arrangements in New York and the United StatesLinda B. Williams and Eleanor O. Bell
A Review of New York's Health and Health Care Status: The Challenges Ahead for 2000 byEunice Rodriguez and Pilar Parra