How do socioeconomic outcomes of immigrants vary according to location and race in the New York City Metropolitan Area?


Bill Morgan, Cleveland State University

Learning Goals


After using this module, students will gain skills in:
Using software to access and analyze census data
Quantitative writing
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies
and percentages
Creating visual tools representing quantitative data in the form of charts or graphs
Using real world data to enhance and support key course concept

Context for Use

This exercise is designed for an advanced sociology class and focuses on education, occupation, race, nativity and earnings in New York.

In this module, students will explore urban residential choice across different populations in New York.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses three customized data set made from the 1990 Census and guides students
through data manipulation using WebCHIP software found at DataCounts!. To open WebCHIP with the dataset for the activity, please see instructions and links in the exercise documents under teaching materials. For more information on how to use WebCHIP, see the How To section on DataCounts!