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SATURDAY, AUG 01, 2015

Social Explorer in the NY Times Sunday Review on Millennials

Social Explorer in the NY Times Sunday Review on Millennials
The much-talked about Millennial generation is full of promise but little profit. In the New York Times article "We're Making Life Too Hard for Millennials," Wall Street executive Steven Rattner writes that "The most educated generation in history is on track to becoming less prosperous, at least financially, than its predecessors."   He goes on to explain the crisis and its causes, including charts and graphs sourced from Social Explore... more
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TUESDAY, JUL 21, 2015

Crossing the Data Pond: United Kingdom Census Now Available on Social Explorer

Crossing the Data Pond: United Kingdom Census Now Available on Social Explorer
Social Explorer is chuffed (British for "pleased") to announce the addition of United Kingdom Census data to our site.  The data come from the UK's Office for National Statistics' 2011 Census and include England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.   Explore variables for population, people and places, health and social care, travel and transport, qualifications and labour market, living arrangements, household composition, and accommodatio... more
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THURSDAY, JUN 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day Data

Happy Father's Day Data
In honor of Father's Day, Social Explorer takes a look at parents and families across the U.S. and over time, with a special focus on single dads. Learn about trends in family types and see how famous TV single dads compare to their neighborhoods. For more on mothers, check out our recent Mother's Day blog post. more
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THURSDAY, JUN 04, 2015

Advice to Graduates: Just one word...Data!

Advice to Graduates: Just one word...Data!
As college graduates venture off into the real world this spring, Social Explorer takes a look at detailed education data. Learn about the breakdown of different college majors with data from the American Community Survey.  more
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TUESDAY, JUN 02, 2015

Irving Berlin's American Journey: A Social Explorer Project

Irving Berlin's American Journey: A Social Explorer Project
Young Irving Berlin arrived in America as a poor Russian immigrant. He went on to create some of the nation's most iconic songs even though he never learned how to read music. His story helps tell the tale of immigrant life in the United States. Follow his journey through maps, charts, videos and lyrics in this Social Explorer project, plus video commentary from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge on immigration trends in America.   For more on immigra... more
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015

Social Explorer Exhibit U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity Now Open at Ellis Island Museum

Social Explorer Exhibit U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity Now Open at Ellis Island Museum
Today the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration opened The Peopling of America Center, a multifaceted collection that explores the entire panorama of the American immigration experience. The new center features major exhibitions that chronicle immigration to America before the processing station at Ellis Island opened in 1892 and after it closed in 1954. Social Explorer developed an interactive installation called U.S. Population: A Map of Diversity for the museum. ... more
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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015

Happy Bike to Work Week: Social Explorer Profiles Commuting in America

Happy Bike to Work Week: Social Explorer Profiles Commuting in America
Celebrate Bike to Work Week by learning all about how Americans get to work in our new Social Explorer activity. Commuters spend substantial portions of their days traveling to and from work. From cars to bikes, minutes to hours, and neighborhood to neighborhood, these trips range widely, as we examine using census data from the Census and American Community Survey. Browse maps, charts and multimedia to explore commutes around the nation and in your own n... more
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THURSDAY, MAY 07, 2015

Mother's Day Data

Mother's Day Data
In honor of Mother's Day, Social Explorer takes a look at parents and families across the U.S. and over time. more
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MONDAY, APR 27, 2015

SE's Andrew Beveridge Talks About 1.5 Million Missing Black Men on Arise America TV [VIDEO]

SE's Andrew Beveridge Talks About 1.5 Million Missing Black Men on Arise America TV [VIDEO]
A recent New York Times article reported that 1.5 million African-American men are missing in America. The article focuses on high incarceration rates and early deaths that have led to, "More than one out of every six black men who today should be between 25 and 54 years old have disappeared from daily life."  Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge explained the findings on Arise America TV. He discusses the boom in the prison population, the "W... more
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THURSDAY, APR 23, 2015

Armenian and Turkish Americans 100 Years After the Genocide

Armenian and Turkish Americans 100 Years After the Genocide
The Armenian Genocide began 100 years ago when the Ottoman government began a targeted extermination of Armenians, resulting in as many as 1.5 million casualties in the territory that would become modern day Turkey.   A century later, Social Explorer examines where Armenian and Turkish immigrants settled in America. There are 470,904 U.S. residents claiming Armenian ancestry and 193,615 claiming Turkish ancestry.  Each group makes up just a tiny percent of the nati... more
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