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PART I

THE SOCIAL POPULATION

CHAPTER I

THE MAKE-UP OF THE POPULATION HE traits and tendencies of society are in no small degree OHAP. I

determined by its human composition. It is therefore necessary to consider, first of all, how the make up of the population vanes in respect to age, sex, nativity, marital condition and mental capacity.

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In old countries the sexes are rather evenly distributed but in Settling the process of settling a new country the sexes become in some try Prodegree dissociated. Thus in the United States west of the Mis- Somo Diesouri River there are about three men for every two women. In mining and cattle raising states like Nevada, Montana and Wy- Boxen oming the ratio is near two to one.

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In general the population agrapple with rude Nature will be strongly male, altho it makes a difference whether the attack is on

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PROPORTION OF MALES TO FEMALES IN THE TOTAL POPULATION, BY COINTIES: 1910.
Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910.

Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

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