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Data_assignment_instructions - Variables are slightly...

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1 Data assignment • One of our goals in this class is to learn how to analyze and interpret quantitative historical evidence. This assignment will ask you to produce your own historical data. • You will use socialexplorer.com , a rich new data source that allows users to create maps depicting information from the US Census. • This assignment will ask you to trace patterns of change over time in two Census variables of interest for the area surrounding your home address. We will focus on three years: 1940, 1970 and 2000. Steps • Go to socialexplorer.com • Type in home address • Select a year, variable category and variable of interest • Create a report for each variable • Analyze data
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2 % of population with college degree Neighborhood City State 1970 15.1 9.6 6.6 2000 39.2 27.5 19.1
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Unformatted text preview: Variables are slightly different in two decades. In 1970, % with four or more years of college and in 2000, % with Bachelors degree. Neighborhood City State 1970 15.1 9.6 6.6 2000 39.2 27.5 19.1 The percent of the population holding a college degree has increased over time from 15.1 to 39.2% - a 159% increase over the 30 years. Relative to my neighborhood, college degree holding increased more rapidly in the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota as a whole (by 186% and 189% respectively). My neighborhood started out as disproportionately well-educated in 1970. By the year 2000, the rest of the city/state had caught up with residents of my neighborhood. Over time, the rest of the city/state has been CONVERGING on my neighborhood. % with college degree...
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