Population Trends in New Jersey (Paperback)

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To fully understand New Jersey in the 2020s and beyond, it is crucial to understand its ever-changing population. This book examines the twenty-first century demographic trends that are reshaping the state now and will continue to do so in the future. But trend analysis requires a deep historical context. Present-day New Jersey is the result of a long demographic and economic journey that has taken place over centuries, constantly influenced by national and global forces. This book provides a detailed examination of this journey.  The result is present-day New Jersey.
The authors also highlight key trends that will continue to transform the state: domestic migration out of the state and immigration into it; increasing diversity; slower overall population growth; contracting fertility; the household revolution and changing living arrangements; generational disruptions; and suburbanization versus re-urbanization. All of these factors help place in context the result of the 2020 decennial U.S. Census.

While the book focuses on New Jersey, the Garden State is a template of demographic, economic, social, and other forces characterizing the United States in the twenty-first century.

About the Author

JAMES W. HUGHES is a University Professor and Distinguished Professor, and Dean Emeritus of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His books include the coauthored New Jersey’s Postsuburban Economy and the coedited America’s Demographic Tapestry: Baseline for the New Millennium (both Rutgers University Press).

DAVID LISTOKIN is a Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Urban Policy Research at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His many books include Landmarks Preservation and the Property Tax, the coauthored Development Impact Assessment, and the coedited Cities under Stress.


Praise For…

"This book is an eye-opener into the powerful economic and demographic forces that are transforming the advanced world and its cities. Drawing upon more than a century of research at the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research, Jim Hughes and David Listokin provide a deep dive into way these forces have shaped and reshaped New Jersey. From great battles of Colonial times to the Industrial Revolution and the world-changing inventions of Thomas Edison to mass suburbanization, deindustrialization, immigration, urban decline and the remaking of its older cities, and its signature contributions to popular culture from Frank Sinatra to Bruce Springsteen, and much more, this book shows how New Jersey is a great bellwether of change for America and the world."
— Richard Florida

"Labor Force Challenges: An Intense and Growing Concern," by Michael G. McGuinness
— Real Estate NJ

Product Details
ISBN: 9780813588315
ISBN-10: 0813588316
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: January 14th, 2022
Pages: 392
Language: English