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

TUESDAY, APR 09, 2013

New Rules for Immigration Raids: SE's Andrew Beveridge's Expert Witness Testimony Aids Federal Court Case

A Federal District Court settlement sets forth new rules for immigration raids in the U.S., changing the way that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents conduct searches.  Social Explorer’s Andrew Beveridge did a report and testified as an expert for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit. Using data from immigration and custom enforcement, he analyzed whether those that ICE intended to arrest, as well as those ultimately arrested, were disproportionately Hispanic. ... more
by Sydney Beveridge

FRIDAY, APR 05, 2013

Happy National Tartan Day: Celebrating Scottish American Data

First observed in 1997, National Tartan Day celebrates the legacy and contributions of Scottish Americans.  The annual festivities are held on April 6th, the anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath, the 1320 Scottish Declaration of Independence. As George Bush's 2008 presidential proclamation stated, Tartan Day seeks to "celebrate the spirit and character of Scottish Americans and recognize their many contributions to our culture and our way of life." Though Census data do not go back a... more
by Sydney Beveridge

THURSDAY, MAR 28, 2013

The Future of Same-Sex Marriage by the Numbers

This week, the Supreme Court heard two cases that could change same-sex marriage laws nationwide.  If the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 are ruled illegal, same-sex couples around the nation could rush to the altar this summer. To help measure the impact of this ruling on the population, Social Explorer took a look at data on same-sex couples.  The Census and American Community Survey collect data on unmarried partners living together.  These numbers offer some insight into how man... more
by Sydney Beveridge

SUNDAY, FEB 24, 2013

SE's Andrew Beveridge in the NY Times on Trends in NYC's Child Population

Things move fast in New York, unless you're trying to sign your kid up for something.  In the New York Times article "Born to Wait: For Parents, a Waiting List for Nearly Everything," Soni Sangha explores the increase in over-filled classes and long waiting lists for children's programs.  The story includes data and analysis from Social Explorer's Andrew Beveridge. If waiting in line in the predawn of a January morning for science camp registration sounds crazy, you do not have a New York Cit... more
by Sydney Beveridge

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