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Investigating the Effect of Race, Sex, Age, and Poverty Level on Disability in the US

In this exercise, students examine difficulty in self-care and independent living by race, sex, poverty, and age.  Students will identify independent and dependent variables, form hypotheses about the relationship between two variables, analyze relationships between two variables as presented in bivariate tables, and learn how to introduce and explain the effect of control variables.  Students write a […]

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Who are the Poor?

In this assignment, we will perform a simple analysis of poor households in the United States, considering whether certain kinds of households are more likely to be poor and what sorts of households make up the largest proportion of the poor. Students will be looking at three characteristics that may be associated with poverty: race,

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