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Investigating Change: Web-based Analyses of US Census and American Community Survey Data, 3rd Edition

  • William H. Frey
  • ISBN-10: 0840032536  |  ISBN-13: 9780840032539
  • 256 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 1997
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.75
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Overview

This workbook/website combination allows students to analyze and manipulate huge data sets drawn from 1950 through present day, with data from U.S. decennial censuses and the American Community Survey. Each chapter consists of exercises specifically tailored to data sets drawn from this current data. Students gain access to the software and data sets by using passcodes provided with each copy of the text. An important feature new with this edition of the book allows students to conduct their analysis directly on the Web. The Internet-based WebCHIP version of the traditional StudentCHIP software permits students to access datasets and create tables on any computer that has an Internet connection. Moreover, the textbook homepage at http://www.cengage.com/sociology/frey lets the student access all of the data simply and directly. In addition, this site also offers a number of tutorials, references, aids, and analysis tools that will come in handy for you and your students. The new edition will take advantage of the fact that the Census Bureau is now releasing annual data that was previously only available every ten years, based on the American Community Survey (ACS). Exercises and their instructions are updated to reflect the availability of new data and data set labels.

Features and Benefits

  • Students are given Key Concepts to consider and are then directed to look at specific data files at a dedicated website. Pie charts, graphs bar charts, etc. are shown based on what they’ve found. Discussion questions follow.
  • Data sets have historical sweep from 1950 through 2000 and beyond to allow analysis of change over time.
  • Size of census data sets allows statistically significant analysis of groups that have small populations or geographically specific locations.
  • Being online, the package is cross-platform (Mac/PC). Users are given access to the software through an Investigating Change companion website developed by Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) and hosted by Wadsworth Publishing. The website will provide instant access to the web-based software and allow users to generate tables, construct graphs, and analyze data in order to complete the printed workbook exercises. A basic demonstration of the site’s core functionality is available at www.ssdan.net/wadsworth/.
  • With Investigating Change teachers and students can create tables and analyze data all on the web. Investigating Change features the easy-to-use WebCHIP software, which requires only an Internet connection and web-browser. No more installation disks and the software is always up-to-date!
  • Investigating Change features hundreds of hands-on exercises using data, including ones on: Race and Ethnic Inequality, Immigration, The Family, Gender Roles, The Older Population, The Labor Force, Poverty, Baby Boomers, Gen. X, and Gen. Y.

Table of Contents

PART I: OVERVIEW AND GETTING STARTED.
PART II: INVESTIGATION TOPICS.
1. Population Structure: Cohorts, Ages, and Change.
Key Concepts. A.Cohorts and Changing Age Structure. B.Women Live Longer. C.Baby Boomers, Xers, and Diplomas. D.Cohort Differences in Marital Status. E.Recent Immigration and Population Structure. F.Immigration, Age, and Race/Ethnicity. G.The Multiracial Population. H.Geography. Think Tank. Learning More with CensusScope.org.
2. Race and Ethnic Inequality.
Key Concepts. A.Education and Race/Ethnicity. B.Occupation and Race/Ethnicity. C.Earnings Inequalities. Think Tank.
3. Immigrant Assimilation.
Key Concepts. A. The Immigrant Population. B. Immigrant Geographic Location. C. Immigrant Age Structure. D. English Language Proficiency. E. Education and Assimilation
F. Occupation and Assimilation. G. Earnings and Assimilation. Think Tank.
4. Labor Force.
Key Concepts. A. Overall Trends. B. Men’s Labor Force Participation. C. Women’s Labor Force Participation. Think Tank.
5. Marriage, Divorce, and Cohabitation.
Key Concepts. A. Marital Trends. B. Marriage Choices. C. Divorce. D. Cohabitation
Think Tank.
6. Gender Inequality.
Key Concepts. A. Educational Attainment. B .Occupation and Gender. C. Education and Occupation. D. The Gender Gap in Earnings. Think Tank.
7. Households and Families.
Key Concepts. A. Household Trends. B. Non-family Households. C. Married-Couple Families D. Male and Female-Headed Families. E. Housing and Households. Think Tank.
8. Poverty.
Key Concepts. A. The Race/Ethnicity of Poverty. B .Households and Poverty. C. Gender and the Feminization of Poverty. D. Age and Poverty. E. Education and Poverty. F. Geography of Poverty. Think Tank.
9. Children.
Key Concepts. A. Total Child Population. B. Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, and Children
C. Family Structure. D. Economic Well-Being of Children. E. Children in School
Think Tank.
10. The Older Population.
Key Concepts. A. Getting Older. B. Marital and Household Changes. C. Economic Situation.
D. Health and Disability. Think Tank.
PART III: REFERENCES AND RESOURCES.

What's New

  • The new edition will take advantage of the fact that the Census Bureau is now releasing annual data that was previously only available every ten years, based on the American Community Survey (ACS).
  • Chapter introductions are updated to reflect recent societal changes in the Investigation Topics.
  • Exercises and their instructions are updated to reflect the availability of new data and data set labels.
  • An important feature with this edition of the book allows students to conduct their analysis directly on the web. The internet-based WebCHIP version of the traditional StudentCHIP software permits students to access datasets and create tables on any computer that has an Internet connection. Moreover, the textbook homepage at http://www.cengage.com/sociology/frey lets the student access all of the data simply and directly. In addition, this site also offers a number of tutorials, references, aids, and analysis tools that will come in handy for you and your students.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

William H. Frey

William Frey is founder and director of the Social Science Data Analysis Network at the University of Michigan. Written in collaboration with Cheryl First-Bornstein, Tarek Anandan, Megan Cook & Associates of the Social Science Data Analysis Network.