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Class Assignments Using the Census
Learning About Racial Demography Using the US Census
Designed for use with the 2010 census, but could be adapted. The purpose of this activity is to give students the opportunity to learn how the US Census categorizes race and understand how racial outcomes are measured.
Assignment developed by Liz Raleigh, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College
Analyzing Census Data in Excel
This course will show how to use Excel to access, manipulate, and visualize Census data. It will also tools for doing advanced statistical analysis.
Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.
Subject: Economics, Sociology
Measuring Wellbeing across Racial Groups using Data and Statistics
This set of assignments exposes students to statistics and data pertaining to economic wellbeing over time across racial (black-white) categories in the U.S.
Subjects: Mathematics, Economics