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Unformatted text preview: Congress. Population distribution determines the makeup of the House of Representatives. As people move from one state to another, the makeup of the House of Representatives changes (See Weeks, 1996:10-11). The last reapportionment occurred in 2000 at the Federal level. Sunbelt states gained seats in congress while Rust-belt states lost seats. Assuming the South continues to vote Republican, reapportionment could help the Republicans gain seats in the House of Representatives in the next decade. C. Allocation of Money for Social Services: This point also pertains to the relationship between Demography and the Government (part B). Given that it is important for the allocation of money to poor people, one can understand why disadvantaged groups in society are at a farther disadvantage when the Census Bureau under counts those populations....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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