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What are 2 fudamental turning points in human history?
Neolithic Agricultural Revolution
: 8000 B.C., resources hunted, tools made, ect.
: 1780's, things started enhanceing like work, jobs, family organization, transition from rural to urban life.
What are 5 factors linked to the
of the U.S. economy?
Advance Production Technologies
: computers are doing jobs
: production, relay on different places in the world, trade (competition)
: production for a better cost
Shift from manufactureing to service based economy
: manufacturing pays more
: decreased over time
The practice of corporations of contracting work outside the company and its relatively well-paid workers to companies inside and outside the United States where costs are cheaper
Industries characterized by increased output and employment.
What is the impact of the
post-industrial transformation of the U.S. economy on the American labor Marker
Education, Debt, Dual Incomes, Sociological and Psychological Strain
Shrinking Middle Class
Less than 25k = Increased Slightly 2/3
Between 25k = Decreased Slightly
More than 25k = Basically unchanged 1/3
What is the relationship between
wages & productivity
Wages have remained stagnant or declined
while productivitie has risen
How has the baby boom generation affeccted american society?
Baby Boomers are going to put a large drain on an already miserable existence of health care in the U.S.
the dependency ratio
The relationship between old-age Social Security recipients and those workers paying Social Security taxes
the working poor
Poor people that work full time for an entire year and still remain poor.
the new poor
People that have lost their jobs and become very poor
What are 2 trends that set
The volume of immigration is relatively large
The racial landscape and rate of population growth are greatly affected
What are the settlement patterns of the
Asians = west coast
Mexicans = south west (with other latinos scattered)
Recent Immigrants = two coasts and southwest
What are the consequences of the new immigration?
the reaction of the hosts to the new immigrants
the effects of immigration on the immigrants
The process by which individuals or groups voluntarily or involuntarily adopt the culture of another group, losing their original identity.