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Demographics- Continuity or Change?
In 1790, the year that the first census was taken the population was 4-million. By 2000, that number had risen to 300-million, a 75-hundred percent increase. A question that has fascinated social scientists over the years is whether American society is characterized best by continuity or change. A look at recent data suggests an answer. Joining us are Joseph Chamie, Research Director of the Center for Migration Studies and former Director of the United National Population Division. And Gordon Green, former Chief of the Government’s Division at the US Census Bureau.
The topic before the house – American demographic trends, continuity or change? This week on Think Tank.
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Director of the United Nations Population Division, which produces World Population Prospects, and the author of Religion and Fertility
AEI, and former Chief of the Government’s Division at the US Census Bureau
Originally Aired: 11/15/2007
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