FRIDAY, NOV 22, 2013
Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge will be at the Social Science History (SSHA) Conference this weekend. The 38th Annual Meeting takes place in Chicago and explores the theme of "Organizing Powers."
On Sunday, November 24, from 8 to 10 am, he will participate in "From Visualizing to Understanding Historical Change Using GIS Tools on the Web, in Class, and in Museums." Chaired by Ann Knowles of Middlebury College, the panel will also...
THURSDAY, AUG 29, 2013
As Americans get ready to celebrate Labor Day, Social Explorer takes an in depth look at different groups within the nation’s labor force. We used the American Community Survey (2007-11) and the Census (1950 and 1990) to examine the changes in the gender and age of the working population.
How many Labor Day hamburgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers will be grilled this summer? If the size of the labor force is a guide, there will be over 150 million. Of ...
SUNDAY, AUG 11, 2013
Members of the Social Explorer team are demonstrating the site at the annual American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City.
Stop by the Rhineland Gallery Poster Session / Research Funding Opportunities and Data Resourcesto see the site and say hello. (And win a tote bag.)
Have a great conference.
MONDAY, NOV 19, 2012
As the New York City Council redistricting process rolls along, WNYC's Morning Edition interviewed Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge about the details of the new plans, the impact on the city and elected officials, and redistricting issues around the country.
Click here to listen to the WNYC radio segment, and explore the proposed map.
For more background on city redistricting, check out Beveridge's recent Gotham Gazette article on the subject.
SUNDAY, APR 29, 2012
Social Explorer is at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in DC this weekend. We're glad to be back at the sociology booth, organized and hosted by the American Sociological Association.
With help from the Obamas, Justin Bieber, Nemo and Harry Potter, we investigate how American Families have changed over the past fifty years. Come on down to our booth (#734) to explore sociology to try our activity:
Science of the Modern Family: Using Sociology to explore how kids and their familie...
WEDNESDAY, OCT 05, 2011
Librarians love Social Explorer, and now we have 12 more reasons to love them back.
As census data show, men make up a small proportion of the population of librarians, but a number of them have brought this minority into the spotlight with the publication of the Men of the Stacks calendar. (See Zack as Mr. January at left, and Brett as Mr. March below.)
This summer, Social Explorer conducted an analysis of data on librarians, offering a picture of the profession today and outlining tre...
THURSDAY, AUG 25, 2011
Earlier this week, Prof. Andrew Beveridge ventured to Las Vegas, Nevada, with Social Explorer in tow for the annual American Sociological Association conference. Instead of gambling, he doubled down on demographics.
Beveridge presented the paper "Regional Spotlight Session (Las Vegas). Sustainable Las Vegas? Environment, Quality of Life, and Urban Living in the 21st Century," co-written with Elena Vesselinov.
Beveridge and longtime collaborator David Halle co-organized the Section on ...
MONDAY, MAY 09, 2011
Since January, 2008, Social Explorer users have created over 10,000,000 maps!
Everyone from students to researchers to government agencies to businesses to librarians to media professionals to data enthusiasts to famous athletes to television stars to performers to holiday legends to founding fathers have helped us reach this benchmark. And demand is on the rise!
Add to the next ten million by visiting our easy-to-use mapping tool.
THURSDAY, MAR 17, 2011
On St. Patrick's Day, Social Explorer can be be your patron saint of demography. Social Explorer has data on Irish residents back to the nation's founding. With Social Explorer, users can see where Irish immigrants have settled and moved over the years.
According to the first census in 1790, there were 11,139 Irish residents in the young nation, representing just 1.5% of the total population, which was mostly British. During the peak immigration years in the early part of the 20th century,...
FRIDAY, MAR 11, 2011
This past decade, Arizona was the second fastest growing state in the nation (after Nevada), according to newly released census numbers. In the New York Times article, "Hispanics Are Surging in Arizona," Marc Lacey reports on the boom. Along with trends in California and Texas, the Hispanic population is driving much of the state's growth. Yet, in Arizona that rise in the Hispanic population, though prominent, has slowed somewhat. Graphics featuring Census and Social Explorer data accompany ...