Seminar: American Demographic History Chartbook: 1790 to 2010

  • Speaker: Campbell Gibson, Ph. D. (retired in 2006), Senior Demographer, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Chair: Mike Fleming
  • Date/time: Tuesday, April 2,[masked]:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center; 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC. (Metrorail Red Line to Union Station. Enter BLS from First Street, NE).
  • Sponsor: WSS Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Point of contact: Campbell Gibson

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Abstract: Graphics developed from decennial census data are presented to show the demographic history of the United States and to show how these data can be used in teaching American history. These data have been underutilized because of the limited availability of historical time series. The following topics are included: population growth and distribution, type of residence (urban- rural and metropolitan-nonmetropolitan), race and Hispanic origin, age and sex structure, households and home ownership, marital status, fertility, education (attendance, literacy, and attainment), internal migration, the foreign-born population and country of birth, labor force, and occupation. An optional quiz is included for those who would like to test their knowledge of historical demographic trends and differentials in the United States.


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  • Jurate L.

    Five of us - Frank Yoon, Michael Fay, Mark Otto, and I (Jurate Landwehr) were Society Judges, and Mike Fleming was the Curtis Jacobs Award advocate - represented WSS at the NoVA Regional Science Fair today. It was great fun, and as usual the students are bright-eyed and invigorating. (We noticed that some teacher at Yorktown is really pushing students to do an ANOVA analysis, whether they know what it means or not.) What better way to spend a Saturday morning!

    March 2, 2013

  • Keith R.

    Out of the country then

    March 1, 2013

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  • Charles F.
    WSS Program Co-Chair for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Co-Organizer
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