SUNDAY, MAR 11, 2012
The once-a-decade redistricting process is heating up in New York as deadlines approach and the legislature, governor, advocacy groups, public and the federal courts become more involved. There was a court hearing on Monday on what map looked like.
On Monday, magistrate judge Roanne Mann held a public hearing. Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge testified on behalf of the Center for Law and Social Justice and Newman Ferrara LLP. Based on decades of demographic experience, including work as ...
SATURDAY, FEB 18, 2012
In his latest op-ed "Santorum’s Gospel of Inequality," New York Times columnist Charles Blow takes on the presidential candidate's public comments about how income inequality is good for society.
Blow writes that "for Santorum to champion income inequality in Detroit, of all places, is still incredibly tone-deaf." He cites data from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in his discussion.
Detroit has the highest poverty rate of any big city in America, according to data provided by Andre...
WEDNESDAY, FEB 15, 2012
In New York City, a large number of first generation children from wealthy families are going to public schools, even though their parents could afford private school. In the New York Times article "Affluent, Born Abroad and Choosing New York’s Public Schools," Kirk Semple examines the trend in school choice among foreign-born parents. The article features census data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and Susan Weber-Stoger.
In New York, the affluent typically send th...
SUNDAY, FEB 05, 2012
In today's New York Times, sociologist Eric Klinenberg writes about the major demographic shift he examines in his new book Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. Census data show that more than 32 million Americans live alone today. The article features graphics based on analysis by Social Explorer's Susan Weber and Andrew Beveridge, from historical and current census data. Klinenberg investigates this trend across different genders, ages, races, incomes and...
THURSDAY, JAN 26, 2012
In the Queens Tribune article "Fighting for Representation: Battles on the Horizon over Redistricting in Burgeoning Asian Communities," Ross Barkin writes about a growing legislative redistricting controversy in Eastern Queens.
Already, a skirmish is underway between the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). AALDEF, along with the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and the National Institu...
WEDNESDAY, JAN 11, 2012
In the New York Times article, "View of the World From New Hampshire and Iowa," Juliet Lapidos details the constituencies in the first Republican primary state contests. With data from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge, she breaks down state-by-state demographics, beginning with a look at the large number of white people in both states:
This is not surprising: Iowa is 88.6 percent white, and New Hampshire 92.2 percent white. Compare those numbers to the country as a whole, which is 63.7 per...
WEDNESDAY, DEC 28, 2011
In contrast to most economic news, the oil industry is booming in North Dakota. In the New York Times article "A Great Divide Over Oil Riches," A. G. Sulzberger reports on mineral rights in Mountrail County and the revenue's impact on landowners, speculators and the area. He cites analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge, and features a map and chart based on Beveridge's and the Census Bureau's numbers.
Sure enough, money is flowing by the barrelful into Mountrail County, transformi...
SUNDAY, DEC 18, 2011
In the article "Births Drop in Region Amid Sagging Economy," Journal News reporter Jane Lerner explores the decline in birthrates in Westchester and nationwide. Looking at hospital data, demographic change and a recent study by the Pew Research Center, she examines the recession and other factors behind the trend.
Recent data from the Journal News, the Department of Health and Pew show that:
Births at all but two hospitals in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam declined between 2000 and 201...
TUESDAY, DEC 06, 2011
While discussions about tax policy changes swirl in Albany, an analysis of the Census shows that wealthy New Yorkers have stayed in the state regardless of tax rate changes. In the New York Times City Room article "Wealthy New Yorkers Are Staying In State, Census Shows," Sam Roberts examines the controversy over maintaining or increasing taxes on the wealthy. He cites data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge in his discussion.
Opponents of extending the surcharge have argue...
SUNDAY, DEC 04, 2011
In "Newt's War on Poor Children," New York Times columnist Charles Blow looks at the data to scrutinize presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's statements about children and poverty. He takes on Gingrich's recent claim that, "Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash’ unle...