THURSDAY, AUG 29, 2013

Labor Day BBQ and Workforce Trends


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 ... more
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SUNDAY, AUG 11, 2013

Social Explorer at the American Sociological Association Conference


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. more
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TUESDAY, JUL 16, 2013

Social Explorer's New How-To Video


As you use Social Explorer's new website and features, check out our How-To Video to help get you started. Social Explorer Video Tutorial 1: Map Basics (version 2) from Social Explorer on Vimeo. As always, if you have any feedback or questions, feel free to reach us at beta@socialexplorer.com. more
by Sydney Beveridge

TUESDAY, JUN 25, 2013

Introducing the New Social Explorer Website


As we announced earlier this month, Social Explorer has just launched a new website.   The new site is now the primary one when you visit www.socialexplorer.com.   Since yesterday, we have increased the number of servers for the site to correct any slowness issues. For an overview of the site, visit the about page and check out the how-to video here. Social Explorer Video Tutorial 1: Map Basics (version 2) from Social Explorer on Vimeo. We are glad to... more
by Sydney Beveridge

FRIDAY, JUN 21, 2013

National Science Foundation Highlights Social Explorer


Since Social Explorer first began, the National Science Foundation has supported our resource and tool development through a series of grants. NSF recently highlighted Social Explorer's work on Research.Gov in the feature, "Social Explorer Expands the Circle" Grant Award: Creating and Disseminating Tools to Teach with Demographic Data Maps and Materials Social Explorer, an interactive Web-based tool, allows students, researchers and others to cr... more
by Sydney Beveridge

FRIDAY, JUN 14, 2013

Social Explorer Wins Interactive Media Award for Outstanding Achievement


We are pleased to announce that Social Explorer won the 2013 Interactive Media Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Reference Category. The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.  Websites were judged five criteria: Design, Content, Feature Functionality, Usability and Standards Compliance. Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc. (IMC), a... more
by Sydney Beveridge

FRIDAY, JUN 07, 2013

Social Explorer Announces Website Relaunch


We are delighted to announce that this spring and summer, we will be rolling out a new version of Social Explorer with an improved website and more features.  This relaunch begins with our new website, now available in beta here. Social Explorer first launched in 2003 and has become an award winning online research tool.  You will soon enjoy expanded data resources, quicker maps, more ways to visualize data, new ways to share your projects, and much more. Building on years of data and tech... more
by Andrew Beveridge

MONDAY, JUN 03, 2013

Social Explorer Data and Analysis in NY Times Article on Race and Elite Professions


Decades after affirmative action began, the Supreme Court is now poised to rule in a case that could radically change these policies.  Advocates for and against affirmative action await the ruling by the Supreme Court on the potentially landmark case Fisher v. University of Texas, which alleges discrimination against white applicants in admission to the University of Texas. The question of whether blacks have achieved equality in the professional world is probed by ... more
by Sydney Beveridge

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Behind the Rise in Female Breadwinners


A new report by the Pew Research Center finds that female breadwinners are on the rise--Mothers are now the sole or primary provider in 40% of households with children, up from just 11% in 1960. Trends in family structure, labor force participation, and income are behind this shift. Using Social Explorer’s tools, you can investigate these findings further. According to the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS), more than one in four households with children were single f... more
by Sydney Beveridge

THURSDAY, MAY 09, 2013

New Book from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge and a Launch Event Invite


We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book co-edited by Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. Please join us to celebrate the release of: New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future Edited by David Halle and Andrew Beveridge (Oxford University Press, May, 2013) A Book Launch Celebration (panel discussion and reception) Thursday, May 16, 5pm - 7pm CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue at 34th St. (sixth floor), New... more
by Sydney Beveridge

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