Information Plus Reference Series: Fall, 2018 Edition

  • Series Name: Information Plus Reference Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1410332691
  • ISBN-13: 9781410332691
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - College Freshman
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  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2017, 2015
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The Information Plus Reference Series provides statistical data on 32 of today's most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering. Each title is divided into chapters that are devoted to a particular topic. The text provides a clear and comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic and is interspersed with the statistical tables, charts, and graphs. Each table is directly referred to and carefully explained in the text.

Designed as ready-reference tools, Information Plus titles save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating statistics from various sources. Information Plus data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources. With the text presented in an even-handed and unbiased manner, Information Plus is an excellent resource for researchers who want to understand social issues and controversies and draw their own conclusions about them.

Each thoroughly indexed volume provides complete source citations for the statistics, a preface with a section on how to use the book, a directory of pertinent organizations and other resources, and an index.

Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated.

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Information Plus Reference Series

Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated. A complete list ofInformation Plus titles follows:

  • Abortion
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
  • American Economy
  • Animal Rights
  • Capital Punishment
  • Careers and Occupations
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Crime, Prisons, and Jails
  • Death and Dying
  • Education in America
  • Electronic America
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Gambling in America
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Growing Old in America
  • Growing Up
  • Gun Control
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care System
  • Legal and Illegal Immigration
  • National Security
  • Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Social Welfare
  • Space Exploration
  • Sports in America
  • Water
  • Weight in America
  • Women in America
  • World Poverty
Print volumes are also available in the form of Issue Group subsets:
  • Health and Lifestyle Issues Group
  • Crime Issues Group
  • Environmental Issues Group
  • Major Social Issues Group
Information Plus Reference Series titles are available in print as a complete set, by Issue Group set, or individually.
Information Plus Reference Series titles are available in eBook format by season set (Spring and Fall).
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Features and Benefits

  • Updated statistical information.
  • Discussions of key topics and subtopics.
  • Tables, charts, and graphs vividly illustrate the facts and figures.
  • Resources section and directory of important organizations (including key email addresses and Web site URLs) that offer the best avenues for continued research.

What's New

  • Updated content.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Abortion: An Eternal Social and Moral Issue.
Chapter 2, US Supreme Court Decisions.
Chapter 3, Abortion: A Major Political Issue.
Chapter 4, Abortion in the United States: A Statistical Study.
Chapter 5, Teen Pregnancy and Abortion.
Chapter 6, Abortion Clinics.
Chapter 7, Medical and Ethical Questions Concerning Abortion.
Chapter 8, Abortion around the World.
Chapter 9, Public Attitudes toward Abortion.
Chapter 10, Abortion: The Ongoing Debate.

Capital Punishment:
Chapter 1, A Continuing Conflict: A History of Capital Punishment in the United States.
Chapter 2, Capital Crimes, Trials, and Sentencing.
Chapter 3, The Appeals Process and Other Post-Sentencing Practices.
Chapter 4, Execution Methods.
Chapter 5, Cost Considerations.
Chapter 6, Statistics: Death Sentences and Executions.
Chapter 7, Issues of Fairness.
Chapter 8, Exonerations and Moratoriums.
Chapter 9, Public Attitudes toward Capital Punishment.
Chapter 10, Capital Punishment around the World.
Chapter 11, The Debate: Capital Punishment Should Be Maintained.
Chapter 12, The Debate: Capital Punishment Should Be Abolished.

Education in America:
Chapter 1, An Overview of American Education.
Chapter 2, Preprimary, Elementary, and Secondary Schools.
Chapter 3, Education for Special Needs Students.
Chapter 4, Testing and Achievement.
Chapter 5, National Policies for Improvement.
Chapter 6, Students at Risk.
Chapter 7, Issues in Education.
Chapter 8, Teachers.
Chapter 9, Colleges and Universities.
Chapter 10, Public Opinion about Education.

The Environment:
Chapter 1, The State of the Environment: An Overview.
Chapter 2, Air Quality.
Chapter 3, Climate Change.
Chapter 4, A Hole in the Sky: Ozone Depletion.
Chapter 5, Acid Rain.
Chapter 6, Nonhazardous Waste.
Chapter 7, Nonhazardous Materials Recovery: Recycling and Composting.
Chapter 8, Hazardous and Radioactive Waste.
Chapter 9, Water Issues.
Chapter 10, Toxins in Everyday Life.
Chapter 11, Depletion and Conservation of Natural Resources.

Growing Old in America:
Chapter 1, Older Americans: A Diverse and Growing Population.
Chapter 2, The Economics of Growing Old in the United States.
Chapter 3, Living Arrangements of the Older Population.
Chapter 4, Working and Retirement: New Options for Older Adults.
Chapter 5, Education, Voting, and Political Behavior.
Chapter 6, On the Road: Older Adult Drivers.
Chapter 7, The Health and Medical Problems of Older Adults.
Chapter 8, Mental Health and Mental Illness.
Chapter 9, Caring for Older Adults: Caregivers.
Chapter 10, Health Care Use, Expenditures, and Financing.
Chapter 11, Crime and Abuse of Older Adults.

Sports in America: Recreations, Business, Education, and Controversy:
Chapter 1, Sports in American Society: An Overview.
Chapter 2, Sports Participation and Attendance.
Chapter 3, Sports and the Media.
Chapter 4, Professional Sports Teams.
Chapter 5, Other Professional Sports.
Chapter 6, College, High School, and Youth Sports.
Chapter 7, The Olympics.
Chapter 8, Sports and Health.
Chapter 9, Performance-Enhancing Drugs.
Chapter 10, Sports and Gambling.

Women in America:
Chapter 1, American Women: Who Are They?.
Chapter 2, Women’s Education.
Chapter 3, Women in the Labor Force.
Chapter 4, Women’s Occupations.
Chapter 5, Money, Income, and Poverty.
Chapter 6, Women’s Health.
Chapter 7, Childbearing, Contraception, and Reproductive Rights.
Chapter 8, Child Care and Elder Care.
Chapter 9, Women in US Politics.
Chapter 10, Women as Victims of Crime.
Chapter 11, Women as Criminals.