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Data in the News is part of, a portal of teaching and learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social science curriculum in both K-12 and post-secondary education settings. Here, we highlight current events and news articles and the data they reference.

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Be sure to check out our Programs in the Population Sciences website (click here)! Programs in the Population Sciences (PiPS) offers a central point where undergraduate students interested in... more

Data in the News: Why the Recall?

The Guardian has recently released data to help consumers tackle one frightening issue: product recalls. Many young adults can remember the great E Coli scare that left our supermarket shelves... more

Frey: Census shows a revival of pre-recession migration flows

SSDAN Director William Frey recently wrote about changes in migration flows for The Avenue, a Brookings Institution blog. The full text can be found here. Recently released census population... more

Patterns of Black Migration

  Check SSDAN Director Bill Frey's collaboration in this Vox video, mapping the progression of black Americans since the Great Migration until today. Recent demographic insights suggest that black... more

DEADLINE EXTENDED for Faculty Workshop: Using the American Community Survey in Undergraduate Courses

As part of an NICHD funded project, the Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan will host a workshop to enable college and university professors to develop class modules... more