In class, we discussed the US Census definitions of metropolitan areas—including urban and suburban areas. We also discussed a brief history of urban inequality to help frame our understanding of the urban landscape in America. In this assignment you will analyze 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) data and take note of various trends. After we […]
Each group will work on the assigned project from below based on data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) and answer six questions given questions section. Each group will have its own group discussion board to exchange your ideas and feedback. Live discussion using blaclkboard ultra is desirable but not essential if you participate through your group discussion
In this applied demography and policy lab, students examine how disability varies by age and race for older adults from the 2008 and 2012 American Community Surveys. Students obtain a better understanding of population health by learning about different types of disabilities. Students also write a full policy report with the goal of informing health policy-makers about recent trends
Due to the recent increase of databases that are available in the Internet for the public use, the secondary data analysis is a research method that has become more popular in Puerto Rico. Because of its advantages of realization in less time and with less money, in comparison with other research methods, and possible exemption of revision by
In this module, students will use 2014 ACS 5-year estimates using CensusReporter.org and SocialExplorer.com to examine racial/ethnic and income residential patterns in an urban zip code tabulation area (ZCTA). Students will learn (1) how to navigate and access data on the websites (2) how to read and talk about tables, charts, and maps, and (3) how to write
American Community Survey is a very user friendly teaching resource. Many of the topics which are embedded in it from immigration to income, fertility and labor force participation are extremely important for students. If the data can be narrowed to the state where the course is offered, it becomes a relevant and an engaging experience for undergraduates. For this
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.