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1. 2002 Survey of Business Owners (aka Survey of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses) (external link)
Abstract: Data from national survey on minority and women-owned businesses
Category: Data, Statistics



2. 2005 Fair Market Rents (external link)
Abstract: Contains data on fair market rents, sorted by number of bedrooms, for thousands of different communities across the US
Category: Statistics, Data



3. 2005 New York State Statistical Yearbook (external link)
Abstract: This site provides hundreds of easily searchable tables of data to download with statistics about New York State. Some topics include business, employment, criminal justice, housing, education, health, agriculture, and general demographics.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



4. A New Yorker's Guide to Military Recruitment in the 5 Boroughs (external link)
Abstract: A user-friendly guide for educators and activists interested in teaching about the military and military recruitment in New York.
Category: Statistics, Data



5. Affordability of Postsecondary Education: Equity and Advocacy Across the 50 States (external link)
Abstract: This report examines trends related to two persistent patterns - inequality in financial access to postsecondary education for low-income students in the U.S., and disparities in financial access across states.
Category: Statistics, Data



6. AIDS and HIV Reports from the CDC (external link)
Abstract: This website contains reports and data about AIDS and HIV in the U.S., including data over time, rates by race and gender, geographic focuses, and much more
Category: Statistics, Data



7. All Choked Up by Smoking Statistics (external link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students create graphs from a table provided by the American Lung Association regarding smoking habits among high school seniors from 1976 to 1997 as a way to demonstrate understanding of how to present statistics graphically in a variety of ways.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



8. Annual Education Reports (external link)
Abstract: he Annual Reports Program prepares analyses that synthesize data on a variety of education topics, and disseminates these analyses through indicator reports, tabular reports, and web tools.
Category: Statistics, Data



9. Attempting to Connect Anti-Capitalist Work with Mathematics Education: (external link)
Abstract: Pinochet’s regime measured malnutrition in relation to a person’s weight and height, in contrast to the usual comparison of weight and age. This talk will explore the connections between understanding the outrageousness of collecting such statistics, and acting to change the outrageousness of such situations
Category: Statistics



10. Attitudes Towards Immigrants and Immigration Policy: Survey Amoung Latinos in the U.S. and Mexico (external link)
Abstract: e Pew Hispanic Center released findings from major new surveys conducted in the U.S. and Mexico on attitudes toward immigrants and immigration policy options. A survey of U.S. Latinos shows that views are not unanimous on unauthorized migrants and U.S. policy toward them. A separate survey in Mexico reveals the size of the Mexican population that is considering migration to the United States, including those inclined to come without legal status.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



11. Broad Survey of Day Laborers Finds High Levels of Injuries and Pay Violations (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on a 2006 study, the first and broadest of it's kind, that looked at the lives and economic situations of day laborers across the U.S.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



12. Bureau of Economic Analysis (external link)
Abstract: This government site contains current and historical data about GDP, income, corporate profits, businesses, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



13. Bureau of Justice Statistics (external link)
Abstract: This government site contains both current and historical data about crime, prisons, incarceration, arrests, and much more, on both local and national levels. It includes both datasets, fact sheets, and more detailed reports.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



14. Bureau of Labor Statistics (external link)
Abstract: The BLS contains vast, up-to-date charts and statistics about all topics related to labor, finance, wages, etc, in the US. Some umbrella topics include: Inflation, Wages and Benefits, Safety & Health, Occupations, Demographics, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs



15. Campaign for a Tobacco-Free Kids (external link)
Abstract: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The website contains data sets, maps, reports, updated data links, and other useful information about preventing teen smoking.
Category: Statistics, Data



16. Community Voices Heard - Student Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents, Data, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Margin of Error, Correlation, Scatterplots, Regression,



17. Community Voices Heard - Teacherss Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents, Data, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Margin of Error, Correlation, Scatterplots, Regression,



18. Current Unemployment Statistics (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the most recent data on employment/unemployment in the US
Category: Statistics, Data



19. Data on Higher Education (external link)
Abstract: This website contains data, reports, maps, graphs, and other useful information about college students. It also looks at issues of retention and graduation rates by state, race, gender, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



20. Data on Income Growth from Government Tax Return Records (internal link)
Abstract: This document contains a dozen different charts that look at income growth in the US over the past century, as well as current income levels and percentiles. It also looks at who (the wealthy) have benefited the most from recent tax cuts.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



21. Data on Minority-Owned Businesses (external link)
Abstract: Data on minority-owned businesses, including overview and results of national surveys from the Small Business Association
Category: Data, Statistics



22. Data on Poverty and Income (external link)
Abstract: Extensive data on poverty and income in the United States from as early as 1955
Category: Statistics, Data



23. Day Labor in New York: Findings from the NYDL Survey (external link)
Abstract: This report examines data from the NY Day Laborer Syrvey. It asks and attempts to answer 6 questions: Who are day laborers? What are the earnings of Day Laborers? What do they do? Why do day labor? Who hires them? Are they abused?
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



24. Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect (external link)
Abstract: This report looks at workplace injuries and deaths over time and in recent years, and contains data on different races, jobs, and states.
Category: Statistics, Data



25. Death Penalty Information Center (external link)
Abstract: This site contains a tremendous amount of information on the Death Penalty in the US, and includes publications, fact sheets, data sets, and links to other useful resources.
Category: Statistics, Data



26. Debt Reseach (external link)
Abstract: This is a one-stop resource for information on the debt crisis in America and its impact on economic security. The site covers a range of issues from credit cards to payday loans to predatory mortgage lending. It contains data, research papers, and more.
Category: Statistics, Data



27. Demographic Trends in the 20th Century (external link)
Abstract: This thoroughly researched paper was published by the US Census Bureau, and contains both written analysis as well as data on demographic trends in the US over the past 100 years.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



28. Deportation Statistics, 2004 and Historical (external link)
Abstract: Run by the Department of Homeland Security, this website contains 44 charts on deportations over the past century.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



29. Did Falling Wages and Employment Increase US Imprisonment? (internal link)
Abstract: This paper studies the effects of wages and employment on men's prison admission rates in the US from 1983 to 2001. It finds that there is a significant increased in educational inequality amongst incarcerated men, and regression analysis also demonstrates the negative efects of wages and employment on black men's incarceration.
Category: Data, Statistics, Scatterplots, Regression



30. Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates (external link)
Abstract: This page features reports and data on all 50 states about graduation rates and trends. It also contains reports on the financial impact of graduating from High School, data sets, and maps.
Category: Statistics, Data, Mapping



31. Dropout Rates by Family Income, 1972 - 2001 (internal link)
Abstract: Data on dropout rates for low, middle, and high-income students between 1972 - 2001
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



32. Dropout Rates for 16 - 24 year-olds by Race and Ethnicity, 1972 - 2002 (internal link)
Abstract: This chart summarizes data on dropout rates for 16 - 24 year-olds between 1972-2002, and contains data for overall rates as well as those for Black, White, and Hispanic students
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



33. Economic and Analysis Research Center (EARN) (external link)
Abstract: The Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) links groups that conduct and disseminate research, develop policy and advocate on a range of issues, including wages and benefits, incomes, jobs, unemployment, workforce and economic development, minimum and living wages, Social Security, education, tax and budget, and health care.
Category: Statistics, Data



34. Education and Employment Status, by Race: 1970 - 2003 (internal link)
Abstract: Data on educational attainment and employment status in the US by youth of different races over the past 30+ years
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



35. Educational Attainment, 1970 - 2003 by Gender and Race (College) (internal link)
Abstract: This chart contains data from 1970 - 2003 about the rates of obtaining a college degree by gender and race
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



36. Educational Attainment, 1970 - 2003 by Gender and Race (Graduate School) (internal link)
Abstract: This chart contains data from 1970 - 2003 about the rates of obtaining a Graduate School degree by gender and race
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



37. Educational Attainment, 1970 - 2003 by Gender and Race (High School) (internal link)
Abstract: This chart contains data from 1970 - 2003 about the rates of obtaining a highschool degree by gender and race
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



38. Evidence from 2000 Census About Earnings by Detailed Occupation for Men and Women (external link)
Abstract: This report looks at the distribution of earning by occupation for all workers and seperately for men and women. Earnings includes wages, salaries, and self employment.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



39. FactSheet: AIDS and HIV in the US (internal link)
Abstract: Compiled from by the World Health Organization, this brief fact sheet highlights data about HIV and AIDS in the US, including number of cases and growth rates in different communities and parts of the country.
Category: Statistics, Data



40. Financial Literacy Survey (internal link)
Category: Statistics



41. Financial Literacy Survey Answers (internal link)
Category: Statistics



42. Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy (external link)
Abstract: The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development.
Category: Statistics, Data



43. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Homeless Youth (internal link)
Abstract: Through a comprehensive review of available academic research and professional literature, this report looks at why so many GLBT youth become and stay homeless, and looks at their experiences in the shelter system as well as critical problems affecting them including mental health issues, substance abuse and risky sexual behavior.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



44. Global Health Indicators (external link)
Abstract: The Core Health Indicators from the World Health Report include essential health indicators to quantitatively characterize the health situation of the 192 Member States for the period 1998-2004. With this query system, you can construct tables for any combination of countries, indicators and years.
Category: Statistics, Data



45. Gunshots by the Numbers: Examining and Presenting Statistics about the Dangers of Guns in Homes (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students convert statistics about gun injuries into visual presentations, then use these as the basis for a poster campaign to teach children about the dangers of guns in homes.
Category: Statistics, Data



46. Health Disparities in New York City, 2004 (internal link)
Abstract: This comprehensive report on a 2004 city-wide survey provides data on health issues for New Yorkers including: life expectancy, cause of death, smoking, drugs and alcohol, health insurance, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc. The report also compares rates for different races, economic classes, and geographic areas within the city.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



47. Health in the United States, 2005 (external link)
Abstract: The chartbook assesses the Nation’s health by presenting trends and current information on selected determinants and measures of health status and utilization of health care. Determinants of health considered in the chartbook include demographic factors, poverty, health insurance coverage, and health behaviors and risk factors, including obesity, cigarette smoking, and physical activity.
Category: Statistics, Data



48. High Cost of Credit: Disparities of High-Cost Loans to Minorities (external link)
Abstract: This article and website contain a report, maps, and data on the disparity of high-cost loans to minorities throughout the U.S.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



49. Historic Health Insurance Tables (external link)
Abstract: This US Census Bureau page contains 8 different spreadsheets to download about health insurance coverage in the US from the mid 1990's to the present. Tables include data sorted by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
Category: Statistics, Data



50. Historical Census Statistics on Population by Race (1790-1990) for the US, Regions, Divisions, and States (external link)
Abstract: This Census Bureau page contains dozens of spreadsheets that can be downloaded, which contain data on the total population of different races, sortable by multiple geographic perameters.
Category: Statistics, Data



51. How Class Works: An Interactive Exploration (external link)
Abstract: From the NY Times' "Class Matters" section, this interactive, multimedia website is divided into four very user-friendly topics: Components of Class, How Class Breaks Down, Income Mobility, and A Nationwide Poll.
Category: Graphing, Data, Statistics, Surveys



52. How did Latinos Really Vote in 2004? (internal link)
Abstract: A summary on the data of Latino voting patterns in 2004, including data on who they voted for, voter rates, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



53. Immigration Statistics - Homeland Security Office (external link)
Abstract: This government-run site contains data, statistics, publications, and fact sheets on immigration into the US, focusing largely on legal immigration and information on immigrants who have become legal citizens.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



54. Improving TANF for Teens (external link)
Abstract: This paper explores which teens TANF reaches, and which teens the program does not. It also spotlights new resarch on adolescents in TANF families, and the impact of TANF rules for minor parents.
Category: Statistics, Data



55. Income Data for US Households (external link)
Abstract: Percent distribution of households, by selected characteristics, within income quintile and top 5 percent
Category: Data, Statistics



56. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the US: 2005 (external link)
Abstract: A comprehensive analysis of recent census data on income, poverty, and health coverage.
Category: Data, Statistics, Graphing



57. InfoShare (external link)
Abstract: The Infoshare Community Information Service is a sophisticated tool that lets planners, community activists, teachers, students, researchers, and ordinary citizens view and analyze a vast array of community and regional data. Data currently available for NYC and NY State.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs, Maps



58. Is There a Nativity Gap? The Academic Performance of Immigrant Students (external link)
Abstract: A statistical analysis of the academic performance of immigrant youth which focuses on variables including ELL status, time in the country, SES, and years in public schools.
Category: Statistics, Data



59. Jail, Education, and Opportunities (internal link)
Abstract: This provides an overview of an activity that students can do to learn more about the demographics and trends within the U.S. Prisons System by having them research data from the Department of Corrections and construct tables and graphs to make inferences to predict future data.
Category: Graphing, Data, Statistics, Scatterplots



60. KidsCount (external link)
Abstract: KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. Website contains original publications and policy papers, as well as programs to create custom-made maps and data reports about youth by every county, city, and state in the US
Category: Data, Statistics



61. Long Term Trends in Mathematics (external link)
Abstract: The NAEP long-term trend assessment in mathematics documents trends in student performance from 1973 through 2004. Performance results are reported in three ways: as average scale scores, as percentile scores, and as percentages of students reaching predetermined performance level
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



62. Making the Rent: Rent Burdens and Hardship Among Low income New Yorkers (external link)
Abstract: This report examins the changing rent burdens for low-income New Yorkers and their potential consequences. It contains written analysis as well as graphs, charts, and key-findings.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



63. Minimum Wage Issues Guide (external link)
Abstract: Created by the progressive Economic Policy Institute, this page contains both general information, data, and graphs on the minimum wage, as well as published papers, op-eds, and links to other resources on this subject.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



64. Minority Owned Business Economic Research (external link)
Abstract: Links and studies to data and reports on minority-owned businesses
Category: Data, Statistics



65. Minority-Owned Business: What is the Real Picture? (internal link)
Abstract: How are minority-owned businesses really doing in this country? Students compare 7 different charts of data sorted by race including loan denial rates, educational attainment, and number of small-business owners. They must use their knowledge of statistics and graphing to compare information within each table and with other tables to answer the main question. Good for 2 - 5 hours of class.
Category: Graphing, Averages, Correlation, Statistics



66. Mobility in the Teacher Workforce - Data on Teachers in 2005 (external link)
Abstract: This website contains a lot of data on teachers in the US, including make-up of workforce by age and race, reasons for leaving the job (sorted by public/private and poor/wealthy areas), charactersistics of new hires, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



67. National Center for Children in Poverty (external link)
Abstract: The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. Using research to inform policy and practice, NCCP seeks to advance family-oriented solutions and the strategic use of public resources at the state and national levels to ensure positive outcomes for the next generation.
Category: Statistics, Data



68. National Center for Education Statistics (external link)
Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



69. National Center for Health Statistics (external link)
Abstract: This official government site has a tremendous amount of data on the health of people in the US. NCHS has two major types of data systems: systems based on populations, containing data collected through personal interviews or examinations; and systems based on records, containing data collected from vital and medical records.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



70. National Council of La Raza: Publications about Improving Opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This is the publications page for the National Council of La Raza. The publications are divided into topics, including: electoral politics, civil rights, community and family wealth building, education, employment, farmworkers, health, and immigration.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



71. National Population Estimates (external link)
Abstract: This Census Bureau site allows users to define a population they are interested in learning about - either by demographic perameters (age, gender, race) or geographic location - and then creates charts containing this data.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



72. New York State's Dual Crisis: Low Graduation Rates and Rising School Taxes (external link)
Abstract: This report examines two important and connected issues for New York state. The evidence in the report shows that NY needs to address both education reform and property tax issues simultaneously.
Category: Statistics, Data



73. NY State Data Center (external link)
Abstract: Census 2000 contains a wealth of information for New York State and its sub-areas. This section contains data from and information about this census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs



74. On The Corner: The First National Survey On Day Laborers in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: This report highlights the findings in the first ever survey of day-laborers in the United States by surveying over 2,000 of the estimated 117,600 day-laborers in this country. It highlights the widespread abuses, economic struggles, and demographic information about this large but until recently ignored segment of our population.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents



75. Paying for College - Changes Between 1990 and 2000 (internal link)
75. Paying for College - Changes Between 1990 and 2000 (external link)
Abstract: This website contains a lot of data about college tuition and looks at fee increases, average tuition, financial aid patterns, enrollment patterns, etc. It contains several summary articles as well as data and charts.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



76. Pew Hispanic Center (external link)
Abstract: This website contains immense amounts of data on Latinos in the United States, including datasets, publications, and research on demographics, immigration, education, labor, politics, and economic situation.
Category: Data, Statistics



77. Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn (internal link)
Abstract: Looking at new scholarly analysis, this article reports that Black men in this country are facing an even more dire situation than is commonly cited by employment and education statistics.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



78. PolicyLink (external link)
Abstract: PolicyLink is a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization working to advance policies to achieve economic and social equity. Among their regional equity approaches is equitable development, a comprehensive local, regional, and state framework emphasizing equitable public investment, the fair distribution of affordable housing, and community strategies to improve health.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



79. Poverty in the United States, 2001 (external link)
Abstract: The Census Report on Poverty in the US. Includes current and historical data by age, race, worker status and experience, depth of poverty, etc., for different regions across the United States.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



80. Prison Policy Initiative (external link)
Abstract: The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy on incarceration policy. Website contains data, graphs, articles, original research and papers about the problems with prisons, incarceration, and disenfranchisement in the US
Category: Graphing, Data, Statistics



81. Prison Sucks - Statistics and Data (external link)
Abstract: Prisonsucks.com is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Includes up-to-date information on the number of people incarcerated by race, gender and age; the economics of the prison industry; treatement of prisoners, mandatory minimums, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



82. Prisoners in 2004 (external link)
Abstract: From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this is the most recent report on prisoners in the US, including detailed charts on prisoners by race, age and gender in different geographic tracts throughout the US. It also contains some historical data and analysis of trends over the past decade.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs, Maps



83. Quarterly US Bankruptcy Statistics (external link)
Abstract: From the American Bankruptcy Institute, this website contains lots of data about both personal and business-side bankruptcy by geographic locations as well as historic data, trends, and analysis.
Category: Statistics, Data



84. Radical Statistics Group (external link)
Abstract: This British group believes that statistics can be used to support radical campaigns for progressive social change. Statistics should inform, not drive policies. Social problems should not be disguised by technical language. The website and their journal explore many social justice issues.
Category: Statistics



85. Research Library on Economic Justice Topics (external link)
Abstract: The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the general public. Website contains data and publications on a range of issues including education and youth policy, food and nutrition, health, housing, and homelessness.
Category: Data, Statistics



86. Rise, Peak, and Decline: Trends in US Immigration, 1992 - 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This report provides the first detailed analysis of recent year-to-year immigration flows to the United States. It breaks down the overall increases in the foreign-born population that the United States has experienced since the early 1990s into estimates of annual flows and charts key changes in its major components, including countries of origin and legal status.
Category: Data, Statistics, Line Graphing, Percents



87. Rural Poverty Research Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
Category: Statistics, Data



88. Small Busines and Micro Business Lending in the US, 2003-2004 (external link)
Abstract: This study provides a brief review of banks’ lending activities in 2003-2004 based on two types of data reported by banks to their regulating agencies—the call reports for June 2004 and the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) reports for 2003.
Category: Statistics



89. Social Justice Contexts for Data-Based Projects in Algebra and Statistics (internal link)
Abstract: This unit contains five projects about poverty, and teaches students to use multiple representations to analyze data. The projects engages students in answering these questions: What is Poverty? Who are the Poor? How is poverty related to school achievement? How has poverty changed? What can be done?
Category: Discrete Mathematics, Statistics, Graphing, Budgets, Pre-Calculus



90. Survey of Latino Attitudes on the War in Iraq (external link)
Abstract: Attitudes towards the war in Iraq are more negative among Latinos than in the general population, according to a Pew Hispanic Center survey conducted as President George W. Bush began his second term. A slight majority of Hispanics (51%) think U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible. Significantly fewer (37%) say that the United States should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



91. Survey of Retail Bank Services in NY (external link)
Abstract: In the fall of 2006, the NY State Banking Department surveyed 43 banks about services they offer to consumers, particularly related to the unbanked and immigrants, and their answers are summarized in this report.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



92. Surveys on Latino Experiences and Opinions (external link)
Abstract: The Pew Hispanic Center compiles data on Latinos in the US. This page contains several surveys about the experiences of Latinos in the US, focusing on issues such as their own immigration, economic conditions, social security, and immigration policy.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



93. Tearing the City Down: Understanding Demolition Activity in Gentrifying Neighborhoods (internal link)
Abstract: This article uses fairly complex statistical analysis to look at the impact of demolition on a gentrifying neighborhood in Chicago, and looks at the probabilty that a building in such a neighborhood will be demolished and redeveloped.
Category: Statistics, Logit Analysis



94. The Center for Health and Wellbeing (external link)
Abstract: The Center for Health and Wellbeing is an interdisciplinary unit within the Woodrow Wilson School, which seeks to foster research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. The website contains research and data on the health conditions of people including groups such as college students and the aged.
Category: Statistics, Data



95. The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the Racial Wealth Divide (external link)
Abstract: Why does the median family of color have less than a dime for every white dollar? The Color of Wealth exposes how people of color have been barred from government wealth-building programs benefiting white Americans. This uniquely multicultural economic history covers the asset-building stories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



96. The Condition of Education 2004 - Degrees Earned by Women (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the data on women in college, this short article looks at both graduation rates and degrees attained by women in both the present as well as looking back as far as 1970
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



97. The Condition of Education 2005 - Employment Outcomes of Young Adults by Race/Ethnicity (external link)
Abstract: Young adults with a Bachelor's Degree are less likey to be unemployed than their peers with less education, although there are differences between people of different races. This article looks at the relationship between educational attainment and employment status in general, as well as in racial categories.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



98. The Condition of Education 2005 - Status Dropout Rates by Family Income (1972-2001) (external link)
Abstract: This article looks at the relationship between drop-out rates and family income for students in the US
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



99. The Condition of Education 2005 - Status Dropout Rates by Race/Ethnicity (external link)
Abstract: Since 1972, dropout rates for kids age 16-24 have declined. Nonetheless, rates for Hispanics remain higher than for other groups, and rates for kids of color remain higher than that for White students. This report summarizes data about dropout rates in the US in 2005.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



100. The Condition of Education in 2005 - Educational Attainment (external link)
Abstract: The percent of 25 - 29 year-olds who have completed some level of schooling has increased since the 1970s, but racial and ethnic differences in educational attainment remain. This article looks at the data and analyzes these trends.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



101. The Condition of Education, 2005 - Persistance and Attainment of Students with Pell Grants (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the data on persistance and attainment at college of students who receive Pell Grants. The article also contains a summary of data on how many Pell Grants are given, and how much is spent on this program.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



102. The Education Trust (external link)
Abstract: The Education Trust provides advocacy, analysis, research, data, and assistance to close the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color. The Education Trust also has three interactive data tools, Education Watch Online, Dispelling the Myth Online, and College Results Online.
Category: Statistics, Data



103. The Effects of Male Incarceration Dynamics on AIDS Infection Rates among African-American Women and Men (external link)
Abstract: In this paper, the author investigates the potential connection between incarceration dynamics and AIDS infection rates with a particular emphasis on the black-white AIDS rate disparity.
Category: Correlation, Regression, Rates, Statistics



104. The New Neighbors: A User's Guide to Data on Immigrants in U.S. Communities (external link)
Abstract: This guidebook is designed to help local policy makers, program implementers, and advocates use U.S. Census and other data sources to identify immigrant populations in their local communities—their characteristics, their contributions, and their needs.
Category: Data, Statistics



105. The Number of Bachelors Degrees Earned by Women, by Field of Study (internal link)
Abstract: A chart on bachelors degrees earned by women in various fields (ie. Business, visual arts, engineering, etc) in 1970, 1984, and 2001.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



106. The Number of Uninsured Americans Continued to Rise in 2004 (external link)
Abstract: Based on new census data, this short study summarizes key findings about Americans without health insurance
Category: Data, Statistics



107. The Political Economy Research Institute (external link)
Abstract: The PERI provides research and data on issues related to the political economy, including Living Wage policies, Sweatshop Labor, Toxic Waste, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



108. The Power and Potential of the EITC in 27 Cities (external link)
Abstract: This study looks at the effect that the EITC has had on different communities throughout the U.S. in terms of helping poor people. It focuses on these different areas as well as different types of jobs, family structures, etc. Also includes great maps of each region.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



109. The Race of Baseball All-Stars (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will examine baseball statistics and decide whether race played a part in All-Star Voting. They will use graphs and data analysis to model real world problems, and will use logic and deductive reasoning to draw conclusions from their data.
Category: Data, Statistics, Scatterplots, Regression



110. The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: Based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey, this report examines the demographic patterns and social, economic, and political impact that this group of nearly 12 million people is having on the US
Category: Data, Statistics, Line Graphing, Percents



111. The State of New York's Housing and Neighborhoods (external link)
Abstract: This independent report looks at the situation with housing in NYC, looking at issues including rent increases, property values, gentrification, low-income housing, etc., in the five borough
Category: Statistics, Data



112. The Statistics Teacher Network (internal link)
Abstract: Published by the American Statistical Association, this paper outlines a sequence of activities for an introductory Statistics course. It includes activities, overall goals for a course, and links to other useful resources.
Category: Statistics, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Graphing



113. The Status of Women in the States: Women's Economic Status in the States - Wide Disparities by Race, Ethnicity and Region (external link)
Abstract: The findings in this report provide an overview of women's status to assess the progress women have made and remaining obstacles to their economic quality and well-being across the country
Category: Data, Statistics



114. The Unheard Third 2005: Bringing the Voices of Low-Income New Yorkers to the Policy Debate (external link)
Abstract: A great series of graphs and data highlights from a survey of low-income New Yorkers about what their lives are like.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



115. The US Census Bureau "Hurricane Data and Emergency Preparedness" Website (external link)
Abstract: The official website from the US Census, this page contains data, reports, maps, and a lot more "official" information about Hurricane's Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, and the people and places they affected.
Category: Statistics, Data



116. The Water Atlast: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World's Most Critical Resource (external link)
Abstract: With a range of maps of startling clarity and richness of detail, The Water Atlas brings together the latest findings to show water distribution worldwide, the real cost of use in water-rich countries, and the dangers of a future where privatization and profit dictate availability.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



117. Tobacco and Smoking Information on Youth (external link)
Abstract: This website contains links to articles, fact sheets, reports, and other websites that contain up-to-date information on the current situation and trends in teen smoking.
Category: Statistics, Data



118. Toll of Tobacco in the United States (external link)
Abstract: A brief fact sheet about smoking in the United States with a focus on teens
Category: Statistics, Data



119. Trends in the Education of Hispanics (external link)
Abstract: This report examines the current situation and recent trends in the Education of Hispanics in the United States.
Category: Statistics, Data



120. U.S. Deparment of Labor, Employment Projections (external link)
Abstract: The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future. Huge amounts of downloadable data sets.
Category: Statistics, Data



121. United Nations Statistics Division (external link)
Abstract: This website contains statistical databases and publications on demographics and social characteristics on most countries around the world. Some areas of classification include: economics, environmental and energy, poverty, migration, mortality, population, density, and urbanization.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



122. Updated Data on Race, Hispanic Origin by State (external link)
Abstract: Newest census data on race, hispanic origin by State (2005)
Category: Data, Statistics



123. Upward Mobility Through Sport? The myths and realities (external link)
Abstract: Breaks down the unliklihood of becoming a professional athelete
Category: Probability, Statistics



124. US Census Bureau (external link)
Abstract: The official government website for the US Census. It contains current and historical information on the US Population and current demographic trends, sortable by a variety of perameters including race, age, geographic location, nation or origin, job, economic status, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



125. US Census Bureau: 2004 Population Reports (external link)
Abstract: A list of publications from the US Census Bureau about national population statistics, including a count of current estimates of tehe number of inhabitants by state, city, county, etc., as well as nationwide. It also looks a wide variety of information on social and economic characteristics of the population such as ethnicity, income, housing, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Density, Rates, Percents



126. US Census Bureau: Poverty Page (external link)
Abstract: This is the main page for data from the US Census on poverty in the U.S. It contains information about the poverty line, publications on poverty among different demographic groups, maps, data sets, and much more.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



127. US Social Statistics Briefing Room: Education (external link)
Abstract: This official government site contains publications, data, and other useful information about the status of educational achievment in the US
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



128. We The People: Asians in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This report provides a portrait of the Asian and Asian-American population in the US. It presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics gather from the 2000 census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



129. We The People: Hispanics in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This report provides a portrait of the Hispanic-origin population in the US. It presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics gather from the 2000 census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



130. Weaknesses of Unemployment Statistics (internal link)
Category: Statistics



131. What's a Youngster to Do? The Education and Labor Market Plight of Youth in High-Poverty Communities (external link)
Abstract: Statistics show that many young adults in economically distressed communities are being left behind in educational systems and in the job market. This article highlights the magnitude of distress in selected communities.
Category: Statistics, Data



132. When "Free" Means Losing Your Mother: The Collision of Child Welfare and the Incarceration of Women in New York State (external link)
Abstract: This report explores the connection between a dysfunctional, poorly funded welfare system and the rise of women in prison. It also looks into the experience of these women as they try to maintain a connection to their children.
Category: Statistics, Data



133. Who's Being Left Behind? Exploring the Racial Achievement Gap on Standardized Tests (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will consider commonly reported standardized test statistics and think about some of the institutional causes of these problems. Math covered includes topics from Algebra I and II, Advanced Functions, and Modeling.
Category: Algebra, Algebra 1, Algreba 2, Functions, Modeling, Statistics, Data Analysis



134. World Health Organization - Global Health Atlas (external link)
Abstract: Use this website to obtain an enormous amount of health data (diseases, malnutrition, etc) about any country in the world in both present day and ranging back many years. This site also contains reports and interactive maps about global health issues.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Maps




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K. Wayne Yang
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UCSD
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East Oakland Community High School