Blog

Apr
26

Still looking for a summer internship?

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
Apr
14

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
Apr
6

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
Mar
31

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
Mar
23

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
Mar
20

A Decline in American Life Expectancy

  For the first time in more than two decades, National Center for Health Statistics data shows a decline in American life expectancy. The average life expectancy at birth for both sexes declined... more
Mar
7

Upcoming Faculty Workshop: Using the American Community Survey in Undergraduate Courses -- June 15-17, 2017

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
Aug
19

Demographic fault lines and the 2016 election

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent article for The Brookings Institute: Demographic fault lines and the 2016 election Now that the conventions are over, let the prognosticating begin. While the... more
Jul
7

Diversity Defines the Millennial Generation

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent article for The Brookings Institute: Diversity defines the millennial generation Racial diversity will be the most defining and impactful characteristic of the... more
Jun
28

Chicago-area black population drops as residents leave for South, suburbs

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's comments on black migration in the Chicago Tribune: Chicago-area black population drops as residents leave for South, suburbs Cook County in 2015 recorded the largest... more
Jun
14

Mid-decade, big-city growth continues

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's latest blog post for Brookings: Mid-decade, big-city growth continues Big-city populations are still growing, according to new mid-decade Census Bureau statistics.... more
Jun
1

Population Surge in Cities Eases as Jobs Shift and Suburbs Call

Read SSDAN Director William Frey's recent quote for the Wall Street Journal: Population Surge in Cities Eases as Jobs Shift and Suburbs Call by Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg   Big cities across the U... more
May
28

Census Shows Big U.S. Cities Continue to Grow

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent quote for USA Today: Census Shows Big U.S. Cities Continue to Grow All but one of the nation’s 20 largest cities saw their population grow last year, with... more
May
25

The New Racial Generation Gap

Read SSDAN Director William Frey's article for the Los Angeles Times: The New Racial Generation Gap In the 1960s, a flip but still effective aphorism summed up the rebelliousness of youth: “Don't... more
May
25

U.S. Millennials Beat Baby Boomers as Largest Living Generation

Read SSDAN Director William Frey's thoughts on Millennials in Voice of America: US Millennials Beat Baby Boomers as Largest Living Generation The long reign of the baby boomers is over. The... more
May
17

Can Donald Trump redraw the political map? He must to win the White House

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent contribution to the Los Angeles Times article Can Donald Trump redraw the political map? He must to win the White House   After staging an epic upset to become... more
May
13

Move Over Millennials, Here Comes iGeneration

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's recent quote by Voice of America: Move Over Millennials, Here Comes iGeneration   There’s been a lot of talk recently about millennials overtaking baby boomers to... more
Apr
8

Migration to Sun Belt metro areas continues to surge

Read SSDAN Director Bill Frey's latest blog post for Brookings: Migration to Sun Belt metro areas continues to surge. The last decade and a half has been a rollercoaster ride for metropolitan areas... more
Apr
8

Diversity is an opportunity, not a threat, for America

Read Bill Frey's latest piece on CNN: Diversity is an opportunity, not a threat, for America. (CNN)America's ongoing diversity explosion should be greeted with optimism because of the opportunities... more
Apr
8

Integrating Data Analysis Into Undergraduate Courses

A new webinar hosted by the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) is now available featuring Dr. Jim Jones,... more