Technological innovation, the globalization of exchange, greater marital instability, and new environmental and health challenges are reshaping the world in which we live. This edited volume analyzes current and projected future socioeconomic trends in the context of New York State, a state that has historically played an important role in public policy innovation. The contributors identify major trends, compare New York State to the United States as a whole, and indicate the need for new social policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Among the issues discussed are the distribution of income, trends in land use, recent immigrants, and family living arrangements.
About the Author:
THOMAS A. HIRSCHL is Associate Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. His teaching and research interests concern how society is being reshaped by contemporary political, economic, and social forces. He has coedited two books--Utah in the 1990s (with Tim B. Heaton and Bruce A. Chadwick) (1996) and Cutting Edge (with James Davis and Michael Stack) (1997).
TIM B. HEATON is Professor of Sociology at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on demographic trends and family demographics. He has coauthored or coedited six books, including Women Working: Comparative Perspectives in Developing Areas (with Alma T. Junsay) (Greenwood, 1989).