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About The Book

By linking a wide range of social and economic conditions, The State of Americans is a “thoughtful, compelling piece of work” that presents a comprehensive overview of American social trends (William J. Bennett, bestselling author).

With previous publications about social problems dealing with one issue at a time, The State of Americans is the first book to bring together the demographic data on social trends, systematically examining the relationships among them.

Readers will find evidence supporting the authors’ claims that it is impossible to determine where America is headed unless there is consideration of factors such as family structures and social attitudes and recognition of how they influence each other.

The State of Americans is the perfect read for anyone looking to understand the interrelationships among social and economic conditions and how they can determine whether the nation is prospering or declining.

About The Authors

Peter McClelland is former Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

Stephen Ceci is former Professor of Developmental Psychology at Cornell University.

Phyllis Moen is the former director of the Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center and Professor of Life Course Studies at Cornell University.

Elaine Wethington is former Professor of Family Studies at Cornell University.

Urie Bronfenbrenner was a renowned psychologist and professor. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell and his master’s degree from Harvard, with a doctorate from the University of Michigan. Bronfenbrenner was a professor at Cornell for over fifteen years. He passed away in September 2005.  

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (September 12, 2007)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416576976

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