Census Data and
Alternative Sites -
information about sites utilizing/simplifying student use of census data
of Income and Program Participation homepage
of publications using SIPP
exercise modules -- several on economics - (From SSCAN website)
Censuscope -- part of the University
of Michigan project making census data easier for students t use.
Science Data Archives (McGraw-Hill and Wisconsin)
AmeriStat was developed by the Population
Reference Bureau in partnership with University of Michigan demographer Bill
Frey and his colleagues at the University of Michigan's Social Science Data
Analysis Network. AmeriStat gives instant summaries - in graphics and text -
of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population: U.S. Population Data
--organized by SSDAN (one stop shopping on population data)
All of the SSDAN census datasets were constructed so that they might be accessed
with StudentCHIP software. By going to the Getting Started section of this website,
you can learn right away how to access datasets in StudentCHIP. You can also
request a trial version of StudentCHIP via this Website, which comes bundled
with many sample. [text from website]
Tony Catanese - DePauw College
Income differences can be measured narrowly or broadly. A narrow definition might
include only work for which pay is received, what economists call earnings, which
can range from an hour to a year to a lifetime. A less narrow definition of income
could add to earnings "unearned" income, which includes sources such
as transfer payments, interest and dividends, or capital gains. An even broader
definition of income would include wealth, which uses assets and liabilities.
Regardless of how one measures income and their differences, the fundamental issues
are the same: Why are there income differences within and among countries and
what are their patterns? For example, there is a raging public debate about the
growing income inequality and decline of the middle class in the United States?
Ohio Wesleyan University
Labor Economics and Problems
This module will explore three separate issues pertaining to the study of economics.
The first involves human capital and earnings. Students will put the theory of
human capital to the test in an examination of educational attainment and its
role in determining earnings. The second issue involves company-provided training.
In this section of the module, students will consider such employee characteristics
as salary, benefits received, and education in determining who is a likely candidate
for such training. Finally, students will turn their attention to one of the most
profound changes in the American economy: the shifts in labor force participation
rates over time.
This module will be used with a course on the structure of the family and households
in the population and over peoples lifetimes, with a primary focus on the United
Sates. The main dimensions of family and household structure are marital status
of adults and presence of children. Additional dimensions include the labor force
status of adults in the household, and the presence of other persons in the household,
such as elderly parents and adult children. With the use of Census data, students
will learn how to read and conduct demographic analyses of family and household
structure, its changes over time, and differences by race/ethnicity, education,
and economic status.
U.S. Historical Census Data browser
using census data
Manfred Kuechler, Hunter College (CUNY), Version: 9 January 2002
Available Data in Social Research: Retrieval via the Web"
the whyfiles- (nsf science behind the news)
for extracting census data