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Morrison, Peter A.

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Works: 139 works in 526 publications in 2 languages and 8,824 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  History  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: AS36, 304.60973
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Most widely held works by Peter A Morrison
A taste of the country : a collection of Calvin Beale's writings by Calvin L Beale( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond stereotypes : who becomes a single teenage mother? by Allan F Abrahamse( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study identifies (1) the background characteristics that determine teenagers' risk of becoming single mothers, (2) how family and religious influences temper those risks, and (3) other kinds of influences that further modify risks. Data are for a nationally representative panel of 13,000 contemporary high school sophomore women. Although chances of becoming a single mother depend on individual and family characteristics, those chances can be modified--sometimes substantially--by other influences, including social restraints that emanate from family and church, and other factors that may either reinforce or undermine these controls at home. The strength of such influences varies across racial and ethnic groups. Findings suggest that programs aimed at lowering teen fertility rates should be tailored to specific groups of women, reflecting the particular characteristics and influences that affect them most
San Jose and St. Louis in the 1960s: a case study of changing urban populations by Peter A Morrison( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper presents an analysis of the sharply contrasting demographic trends in two U.S. metropolitan areas and a discussion of their implications for public policy. Metropolitan San Jose, California, was chosen as a case study of rapid population growth in the low-density mode typical of the 1950s and 1960s. The city of St. Louis, exemplifies the dynamics of central-city population decline. The focus is on the dynamics of neighborhood and city-wide population change within the core jurisdiction of metropolitan St. Louis
A demographic perspective on our nation's future by Peter A Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic trends in the United States foreshadow major economic and social changes. Four major implications emerge: (1) The United States has experienced declining birth rates and a maturing age distribution. As the number of older adults increases and the needs of those adults find political expression, national budgetary priorities will likely focus on such needs, straining education budgets. Furthermore, the number of workers in the prime working years will begin to diminish. (2) An obvious gap has emerged as access to computers has made computer literacy during childhood increasingly prevalent among people born since the mid-1980s. Among earlier cohorts, computer literacy remains less prevalent. This "digital divide" could create a society of information "haves" and "have-nots." (3) Existing economic disparities tied to education levels could widen dramatically. Specifically, the economic prospects for those finishing high school and obtaining a bachelor's degree may begin to diverge sharply from those who do not earn a degree. These disparities may reduce individual opportunity and shortchange the nation's scientific enterprise. (4) A complex ethnic mosaic is materializing across the country. Census Bureau projections show a population in which Hispanics will soon outnumber African Americans; and non-Hispanic white (Anglo) persons will become the "minority" by 2060, comprising less than half of all Americans. In terms of social change, intermarriage is rising, and more Americans identify themselves as multiracial. The challenge regarding this evolving variable (ethnicity) is to balance the interests that unify a local community with those that distinguish or divide its members
Demographic factors reshaping ties to family and place by Peter A Morrison( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demographic context of educational policy planning by Peter A Morrison( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses demographic analysis and illustrates how it might be used to strengthen educational policy planning. Much of the paper uses techniques of demographic analysis in an effort to describe the current and future demographic context of educational policy planning. The author examines trends in national fertility and age distribution and predicts sizeable fluctuations in elementary, high school, and college enrollment during the rest of this century. In addition, the author discusses several other expected demographic and social changes that will have important implications for educational policy planning. These changes include a long-term change in the labor market resulting in a teacher shortage sometime during the 1980s, an increasing trend toward mid-life career switching, and a possible decline in college attendance due to a rising incidence of families with several children of college age at the same time. (Author/JG)
The changing demographic and economic structure of nonmetropolitan areas in the United States by Kevin F McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the renewed population growth in nonmetropolitan areas in the 1970s, which has shaken many of the presumptions that shaped the nation's regional development policies in the past. Two major conclusions stand out: The accelerated migration into entirely rural nonmetropolitan counties evidently signals the emergence of a new spatial pattern of settlement. And retirement and recreation have emerged as important growth-related (and probably growth-inducing) activities in those areas. Policies based on a single "standard" logic (e.g., encouragement of population centralization in urban nodes designated as growth centers) fit awkwardly with this new picture. A fresh approach to the design and evaluation of regional development programs is called for, together with continual monitoring and analysis of the experiences of diverse regions and of the people directly affected
Dimensions of the population problem in the United States by Peter A Morrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage parenthood, a review of risks and consequences by Peter A Morrison( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of adolescent sexuality, pregnancy and childbearing is undergoing important transformations that have made early parenthood more visible and problematic. A review of the literature confirms that adolescent pregnancy is far from a random event. Research indicates differences, often substantial, among those who have sex or abstain and their responses to pregnancy. There is strong evidence that those who avoid pregnancy during adolescence will acquire more of the education needed to realize full potential as a self-sufficient adult. Adolescents need support in combatting the effects of peer influence and in defining career goals which might motivate them to avoid pregnancy. Provision of services by the school or community might also help reduce the negative aspects of adolescent parenthood. (Jac)
Migration sequences : who moves back and who moves on? by Julie DaVanzo( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most moves that people make are not first moves, but repeat moves that form sequences of migration. This study is a first step toward conceptualizing, analyzing, and theorizing about such sequences and, by extension, types of repeat moves. Central questions posed are: Why do people migrate initially? Why do many migrate repeatedly thereafter? Why do some migrants move onward to new locations, whereas others return to some place where they had lived before? The policy implications of the findings center on two matters: the effects of repeat (and especially return) migration on the local economy and labor force in areas to which migrants move (back); and strategies for strengthening migration's personal economic effectiveness
Demographic information for cities: a manual for estimating and projecting local population characteristics by Peter A Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migration from distressed areas: its meaning for regional policy by Peter A Morrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population movements : their forms and functions in urbanization and development by Peter A Morrison( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demographic certainties and uncertainties in the future of social security : testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Social Security and Income Maintenance Programs by Peter A Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population movements and the shape of urban growth : implications for public policym by Peter A Morrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Families in the Army : looking ahead( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study considers how aggregate demand for Army family services will change in the future and identifies long-range issues posed by the changes in Army families. The Army will be drawn further into the realm of family concerns that Army personnel themselves face because (1) the "early" pattern of Army family formation and growth will continue to compress family-related needs into the early years of Army service; (2) the changing division of labor within families will generate competing obligations to the Army and to one's family members; and (3) the growing orientation toward paid employment among younger generations of Army spouses foreshadows a growing demand for day care, Army assistance in lining up jobs, and diminished flexibility in traditional volunteer activities. The number of Army family dependents will likely decline, not increase, between 1985 and 2000, although Army actions and policies could potentially modify that future. Four long-range issues deserve closer study and continued monitoring: (1) employment opportunities for Army spouses, (2) the growing proportion of women among single parents, (3) readiness, and (4) potential "hidden" effects of Army practices and policies
The transition to zero population growth in the Midwest by Peter A Morrison( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National longitudinal study of high school seniors : an agenda for policy research by Stephen J Carroll( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rand Corporation, under contract with hew, developed a research agenda for an emerging data base: The National Longitudinal Study (nls) of the High School Class of 1972. The study had four main objectives: (1) to identify ways in which public decisionmakers can apply nls data to key policy issues; (2) to foster the efficient use of a large and expanding longitudinal data base by researchers in numerous disciplines; (3) to recommend certain key studies in advance of foreseeable national problems; and (4) to identify research opportunities that alternative future directions of the nls would open up. The agenda identified a broad array of policy issues suitable for research with the nls. Research topics were clustered that involve closely related aspects of behavior into research domains pertaining to the attainment of economic self-sufficiency, higher education, and the circumstances of personal and family life. The ten high-priority studies singled out were: (1) influence of the secondary school; (2) migration and job search; (3) attitudes and career success; (4) segmented labor markets; (5) evolution of career objectives; (6) nontraditional attendance patterns in postsecondary education; (7) persistence and transition patterns of college parallel students in two-year colleges; (8) development of career aspirations and orientations among young women; (9) consequences of early parenthood; and (10) near-term marital stability. (Rc)
A riot of color : the demographic setting of civil disturbance in Los Angeles by Peter A Morrison( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers' families : tracking their well-being during peacetime and war by Jennifer Hawes-Dawson( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Note presents a proposal for how to query a representative sample of Army families and obtain timely information on topics that change quickly. Accommodating the Army's growing need for timely information (as exemplified by Operations Desert Shield and Storm) requires a flexible survey plan that can be tailored to a broad spectrum of unforeseeable circumstances in peacetime and wartime contingencies. The study's proposed plan relies on an ongoing panel of families who are recontacted periodically by telephone (to confirm location) and are available for repeated computer-assisted telephone interviewing. The sample is designed so data gathered can be generalized to all Army families and achieves timeliness by narrowing at will the elapsed time from when the policymaker poses a question to the point when the survey delivers a generalizable answer. The plan's feasibility is enhanced because lines of communication are maintained (thus enabling "minisurveys"), workload can be varied to meet needs according to urgency, and postwar surveys can be mounted swiftly given the existing and continuously recontacted sample
 
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A taste of the country : a collection of Calvin Beale's writings
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Morrison, P. A.

Morrison, P. A. (Peter A.)

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