Readings In Social Problems by Albert Benedict WolfeReadings In Social Problems by Albert Benedict Wolfe

Readings In Social Problems

byAlbert Benedict Wolfe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK II IMMIGRATION CHAPTER VII ECONOMIC FACTORS Causes of European emigration, 243. -- The industrial significance of recent immigration, 264. -- Recent expansion of American industry, 264. -- Reasons for the employment of recent immigrants, 268. -- Industrial communities, 271. -- Salient characteristics of the immigrant labor supply, 274. -- Effect of immigrant competition on the American workman, 278. -- Racial displacements in industry, 281.-- Immigration and labor organizations, 297. -- Effect of immigration upon industrial organization and methods, 309. -- Working relations, 312. -- Wages and hours of work, 312. -- Establishment of new industries, 313. -- Annual earnings of immigrant families, 315. -- Occupations of the first and second generations of immigrants, 317. -- The occupational distribution of the labor supply, 319.-- Influence of immigration upon the native American birth rate, 321. [Population problems in the United States are made more complicated and perhaps more difficult of practical solution than elsewhere because of the heterogeneity of our racial composition. So long as we continue to be a grain-exporting country, and so long as intensive farming has made no more progress than hitherto in this country, we cannot be said to be facing any immediate danger of overpopulation. But the decreasing exports of foodstuffs, the actual decreasing productivity of vast areas of our soil, and the rising expense of living, to say nothing of the more local problems of congestion of recent immigrant stocks in the cities and industrial communities of the northeastern states, give room for consideration of the history of immigration, both with regard to its amount and to its character, and for a careful comparison of the economic and social efficiency of th...
Title:Readings In Social ProblemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.63 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217540279

ISBN - 13:9780217540278