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Author: Alan Grigsby
Institution: University of Cincinnati
Explores contemporary trends in urban sociology
Author: Jeffrey Lashbrook
Institution: SUNY Brockport
The sociologist, Melvin Kohn, argued that people's locations in social structures, particularly the occupational structure, influenced the values they would stress for their children because variations in structural locations exposed them to different experiences.
Author: Jeffrey Lashbrook
Institution: SUNY Brockport
In this exercise, we'll examine contemporary and historical data on financial resources.
Author: Jeffrey Leiter
Institution: North Carolina State University
In this module, students will explore the numerous factors contributing to earnings differences, including education and race.
Author: Tim Thorton
Institution: SUNY Brockport
For this assignment we will explore the impact of gender and race on the earnings of full-time workers in 2000.
Author: Kyle Crowder
Institution: Western Washington University
This module provides a gentle introduction to the use of WebCHIP software and census data to investigate basic population issues. In the first part of this module, you will use data from the 1990 U.S. census to create population pyramids for several racial and ethnic groups. These population pyramids provide the ability to view the age and sex structure of a population.
Author: James A. Vela-McConnell
Institution: Augsburg College
Students will analyze quantitative data and interpret the results, learning about the relevance of education and family type to earnings, how it has changed over time and the relevance of race in understanding these relationships.
Author: Kyle Crowder
Institution: Western Washington University
In this module you will have the opportunity to explore the frequency of different types of residential moves carried out by Americans. You will examine some of the basic determinants of residential mobility by looking at variations in different types of mobility by age, marital status, education, and housing tenure.
Author: Jim Wright
Institution: University of Central Florida
Objectives of this first data exercise are: to discover how the present-day US population is distributed across these various census categories; to discover how the distribution has changed over time; and, to see how some of the social characteristics of people who live in cities, suburbs and non-metro areas.