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Applied Demography Series

American Education and the Demography of the US Student Population, 1880 – 2014

Authors: Verdugo, Richard R.

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  • Examines the relationship between demography and American education
  • Includes coverage of the four most recent American historical periods: the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, the Post WWII Era, and the Post 1983 Era
  • Offers a vital portrait of the US educational system over time     
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This monograph examines changes in the American public school population from 1900 to 2010. It shows how different historical periods have affected the composition of the student body and have posed important challenges to those involved in shaping educational policy. The author first develops an analytical framework that merges education and applied demography concepts. The education concepts include attendance, promotion, retention, high school graduation, and college enrollment. While, the applied demography concepts take into account size, distribution, and composition. He then applies this framework to the four most recent American historical periods: the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, the Post WWII Era, and the Post 1983 Era.  Readers will come to understand the changing socio-demographic profile of American schools due to such factors as immigration from Europe, child labor laws, internal migration, greater fertility and the rise of the Baby Boom generation, the changing status of women and minorities, the urban crises, rising social inequality, the 2008 recession, and globalization. Featuring both historical and current data, this volume clearly shows how demographic change affects the teaching and learning environment, education policy, funding, and school segregation. Overall, it offers insightful analysis that may help shape the future of American education.    

About the authors

Richard R. Verdugo is a Sociologist, having earned a Doctorate in the field from the University of Southern California.  He has retired from the labor force, and currently resides in the Ukraine, but shuttles between the Ukraine and other European nations.  Richard’s research interests are eclectic as he has published regularly in four research areas: sociology, economics, education, and demography.  His most recent publications include two books (Education Reform in Europe; and Latin American Immigrants in Spain, with Andreu Domingo and Albert Sabater).  He has a forthcoming book on National Identity in Europe (with Andrew Milne), in which he has co-authored three chapters: one a general introduction to the topic, with Andew Milne; one on national identity in Germany, with Dana Martin; and another on national identity in Russia, with Oxana Karnaukhova.  His most recent journal articles include two papers in the International Journal of Education Reform, which he Guest Edited (Education Reform in China, with Aihua Hu; and a paper on Education Reform and Community).  His most recent research focuses on PISA and Social Structure; underutilized labor in Europe; the Demography of the US school population from 1900 to 2010; non-English use in the USA as a measure of Ethnicity from 1910 to 2010; a study of the American Sociology from 1900 to 2000; and research on the labor market experience of the Mexican American Worker from 1940 to 2010.     

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • The Progressive Era and the US Student Population: Size and Composition: 1880–1930

    Pages 3-29

    Verdugo, Richard R.

  • The Geographic Distribution of the US Population and the Student Population During the Progressive Era: 1880–1930

    Pages 31-76

    Verdugo, Richard R.

  • Demography of the Great Depression: Size and Composition 1930–1950

    Pages 79-103

    Verdugo, Richard R.

  • Geographic Distribution of the US Population and the School Population During the Great Depression: 1930–1950

    Pages 105-136

    Verdugo, Richard R.

  • The Post World War II Era: Size and Composition

    Pages 139-189

    Verdugo, Richard R.

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89423-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89422-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07767-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
American Education and the Demography of the US Student Population, 1880 – 2014
Authors
Series Title
Applied Demography Series
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89423-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89423-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89422-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07767-9
Series ISSN
2352-376X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXV, 505
Number of Illustrations
106 b/w illustrations
Topics