Changing Texas : implications of addressing or ignoring the Texas challenge / Steve H. Murdock.

Murdock, Steve H.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2014.
xxxiv, 256 p. ; 23 cm.
Population forecasting -- Texas.
Social change -- Texas.
Economic forecasting -- Texas.
Education -- Texas -- Forecasting.
Texas -- Population.
Texas -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Texas -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Introduction: the conceptual and empirical basis for the work
The state of knowledge: population, education, and socioeconomic change
Growth in minority populations
Race/ethnicity and education
Education, income, and socioeconomic change
Content of, definitions affecting, and limitations impacting this work
Cautions and clarifications
Definitional changes
Change in terms and terminology related to race/ethnicity
Change in policy
The uncertainty of projections
Recent and projected population change in Texas
Historic patterns of population change
Projected population
Recent and projected household change in Texas
Recent patterns of household change
Projections of households and household characteristics
Racial/ethnic diversity and increasing elderly
Growing diversity in household forms
Effects of demographic change on the size, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic characteristics of the Texas labor force
Recent trends in labor force characteristics
Current and projected future patterns of change in the labor force
Socioeconomic implications of the demographic change in the labor force
Effects of demographic change on selected economic factors impacting the private and public sectors of Texas
Economic change in the private and public sections from 2000 to 2010
Effects of demographic change on future economic change
Effects of demographic change on the private sector
Economic impacts of change in household types
Impacts of population change on households' net worth and assets
Demographic impacts on housing
Public elementary, secondary, and higher education
Historical patterns of educational change
Projections of enrollment in public educational institutions
Projected increases in specialized education programs
Public expenditures for education
Projections of unmet financial need
Health, human, and correctional services in Texas. Health and health care in Texas
Health related occurrences and disabling conditions
Health care personnel
Public health care assistance programs
Medically uninsured
TANF and SNAP in Texas
Correctional services: youth and adult
The effects of demographic change on selected transportation services and demand
Historic change in the characteristics of the driving population
Change in driving patterns of the Texas population
The effects of future demographic change on future transportation use
Age effects on transportation
Impact of population change on vehicle ownership ; demographic impact on workers mode of commuting
Alternative projection scenarios
Conclusions and implications for the future of Texas
The continuation of minority population growth
Minority status and socioeconomic resources
Educational attainment and socioeconomic resources
Baseline patterns of change
Projections using baseline patterns
Conclusions and implications.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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