Data Analysis of Socio-Economic Status

James A. Vela-McConnell, Augsburg College
Learning Goals

To appreciate the sociological importance of collecting data on demographic variables such as race and sex._x000D_
To gain exposure to working with numerical data._x000D_
To learn how to read and interpret univariate, bivariate, and multivariate tables._x000D_
To recognize the social class consequences of other forms of marginalization, specifically race and sex._x000D_
To recognize the social class impact of having “multiple strikes” against you (such as being Hispanic and female, etc.).

Context for Use

In this exercise designed for a Race, Class and Gender course. Students will examine the effect of gender and race on social class in the United States.

Description and Teaching Materials

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The purpose of this assignment is to apply what you have learned in this course regarding the consequences of marginalization to an analysis of actual Census data for the United States in the year 2000. For this assignment, we will explore the impact of racial affiliation and sex on social class, as represented by socio-economic status (SES): level of education, occupation and income.
Teaching Notes and Tips

“This activity uses a customized data set made from the 2000 Census and guides students through data interpretation using table outputs from WebCHIP found at DataCounts!.

References and Resources