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Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison

By Bruce Western

2018 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

In the era of mass incarceration, over 600,000 people are released from federal or state prison each year, with many returning to chaotic living environments rife with violence. In these circumstances, how do former prisoners navigate reentering s ...

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Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change

By Janelle S. Wong

2018 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

As immigration from Asia and Latin America reshapes the demographic composition of the U.S., some analysts have anticipated the decline of conservative white evangelicals’ influence in politics. Yet, Donald Trump captured a larger share of the whi ...


Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification

By Maria Krysan, Kyle Crowder

2017 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

Softcover US$35 ...

The AIDS Pandemic: Searching for a Global Response

By Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig

2018 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Provides the readers with an insider’s view of the history and development of the global response to the AIDS pandemic, perhaps the most complex pandemic in modern history.

Hardcover US$159


Family, Work and Wellbeing in Asia

Edited By Ming-Chang Tsai, Wan-chi Chen

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Quality of Life in Asia 9

Includes comparative investigations into changing patterns of familial relationships in Asia. Draws upon mixed methodical approaches to family, work and quality of life studies. Highlights diversities among ...


Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land: A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interaction

By Bernard Kwabi-Addo

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

  • Is a one-of-a-kind book in presenting a link between epigenetic and environmental interaction in understanding health disparities among the African diaspora
  • Discusses multiple ways in which environmental factors can influence health o ...

Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend

Edited By Hans Groth, John F. May

2017 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Analyzes the possibility for sub-Saharan Africa to reap the benefits of a demographic dividend. Reviews and defines the various conditions that must be met in order for the region to take full economic advantage of a larger labor force with fewer ...


New Approaches to Death in Cities during the Health Transition

Edited By Diego Ramiro Fariñas, Michel Oris

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series International Studies in Population 12
  • This open access book provides an overview of the recent trend of childlessness throughout Europe
  • Offers a collection of papers ...

Population and Society: An Introduction

By Gregg Lee Carter

2016 | Polity Books
Copy Available: Yes

This exciting new book presents the field of social demography, animating the study of population with a vibrant sociological imagination. Gregg Lee Carter provides multiple demonstrations of how taking a demographic perspective can give us a bett ...


Immigration and Population

By Stephanie A. Bohon, Meghan Conley

2015 | Polity Books
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Immigration & Society

This clear and perceptive text discusses how immigration impacts population size, composition, and distribution. The authors address major socio-political issues of immigration through the lens of demography ...


Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship, and Exclusion

By Brad K. Blitz

2016 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

includes Preface to the paperback edition (hardcover copyright 2014)

Migration and Freedom is a thorough and revealing exploration of the complex relationship between mobility and citizenship in the European area. Drawing upon over 170 inter ...


Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty

By Scott W. Allard

2017 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

Using census data, administrative data from safety net programs, and interviews with nonprofit leaders in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas, Allard shows that poor suburban households resemble their urban counterpar ...


Fertility Transition in sub-Saharan Africa (Supplement to Population and Development Review)

Edited By John B. Casterline, John Bongaarts

2017 | US Population Council
Copy Available: Yes

Based on papers presented at a workshop sponsored by the Committee on Population of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (Washington June 2015)

Supplement to Volume 43 of the Population and Development Review...


Weathering Katrina: Culture and Recovery among Vietnamese Americans

By Mark J. VanLandingham

2017 | Russell Sage Foundation
Copy Available: Yes

In Weathering Katrina, public health scholar Mark VanLandingham analyzes their path to recovery, and examines the extent to which culture helped them cope during this crisis.

Contrasting his longitudinal survey data and qualitative interview ...


High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

By William M. Alley, Rosemarie Alley

2017 | Yale University Press
Copy Available: Yes

Groundwater depletion and contamination has spread from isolated areas to many countries throughout the world. In this accessible and timely book, hydrology expert William M. Alley and science writer Rosemarie Alley sound the call to protect ...


Energy and Civilization: A History

By Vaclav Smil

2017 | The MIT Press
Copy Available: Yes

"I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next ‘Star Wars’ movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans’ ability to turn energy into heat, light, and m ...


Population Health Science

By Katherine M. Keyes, Sandro Galea

2016 | Oxford University Press
Copy Available: Yes

Softcover $47.95 ...

The Life Project: The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives

By Helen Pearson

2016 | Counterpoint: Soft Skull
Copy Available: Yes

The remarkable story of a unique series of studies that have touched the lives of almost everyone in the world. On March 3, 1946, a survey began that is, today, the longest-running study of human development in the world, growing to encompass six ...


Social Mobility in the 20th Century: Class Mobility and Occupational Change in the United States and Germany

By Florian R. Hertel

2017 | Springer Nature
Copy Available: Yes

Based on a novel class scheme and a unique compilation of German and American data, this book reveals that intergenerational class mobility increased over most of the past century. While country differences in intergenerational mobility are surpri ...


Rural Change in Australia: Population, Economy, Environment

Edited By Rae Dufty-Jones, John Connell

2014 | Ashgate
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning

New twenty-first century economic, social and environmental changes have challenged and reshaped rural Australia. They range from ageing populations, youth out-migration, immigration policies ...


Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe 1500–1930s: Comparative Perspectives

Edited By Steven King, Anne Winter

2016 | Berghahn
Copy Available: Yes

Series: International Studies in Social History 23

1st hardcover edn 2013 978-1-72838-145-7

also available as ebook 978-1-72838-146-4


GMO Sapiens: The Life-Changing Science of Designer Babies

By Paul Knoepfler

2016 | World Scientific
Copy Available: Yes


Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States: An American Dilemma?

Edited By Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel, Klaus Petersen

2015 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Globalization and Welfare

e-book DOI 10.4337/9781784715373


The Rise of Market Society in England 1066–1800

By Christine Eisenberg

2016 | Berghahn
Copy Available: Yes

Original title: Englands Weg in die Marktgesellschaft, translated from the German by Deborah Cohen (Göttingen 2009)

First English edition hardcover 978-1-78238-258-4 (2013)

Series: Studies in British and Imperial History 1, published f ...


The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction

By Henry T. Greely

2016 | Harvard University Press
Copy Available: Yes


Fertility Decline and Background Independence: Applying a Reaction-Diffusion System as a Stochastic Process

By Shuichirou Ike

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Springers Briefs in population Studies

Series: Population Studies of Japan

co-publisher Population Association of Japan

e-book DOI 10.1007/9784431551515


Configuring Value Conflicts in Markets

Edited By Susanna Alexius, Kristina Tamm Hallström

2014 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes


Critical Event Studies: Approaches to Research

Edited By Ian R Lamond, Louise Platt

2016 | Palgrave Macmillan
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Leisure Studies in a Global Era

e-book DOI 10.1057/9781137523860


Time Series Econometrics

By Klaus Neusser

2016 | Springer
Copy Available: Yes

Series: Springer Texts in  Business and Economics

e-book DOI 10.1007/9783319328621


Diverging Destinies: The Japanese Case

By James M. Raymo, Miho Iwasawa

2017 | Springer Nature
Copy Available: Yes

Series: SpringerBriefs in Population Studies

Series: Population Studies of Japan

co-publisher: Population Association of Japan

e-book DOI 10.1007/9789811001857



Migration, Mobilities and the Arab Spring: Spaces of Refugee Flight in the Eastern Mediterranean

Edited By Natalia Ribas-Mateos

2016 | Edward Elgar
Copy Available: Yes

e-book DOI 10.4337/9781785361951 ...
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