Treasure trove of restricted social science data now available to Pacific Northwest researchers

 

By Molly McElroy

UW News and Information

Mark Ellis, a geography professor at the University of Washington, uses non-public data collected by the government to study immigration and unemployment patterns. But since the data are confidential and access to them is restricted, Ellis can’t just have the records sent to him or access Click to Read More

New Data Shows Sharp Spike in US Income Inequality

The CBO report, “Trends in the Distribution of Household Income Between 1979 and 2007″, found that

After-tax income for the highest-income households grew more than it did for any other group. (After-tax income is income after federal taxes have been deducted and government transfers—which are payments to people through such programs as Social Click to Read More

Daily Social Science Fix: A Roundup of Serious, Surreal and Sublime Scholarly Articles

National Affairs/The Public Interest offers a fascinating daily compendium of summaries of (and links to) around twenty social science articles, ranging in topics from children, marriage and family to immigration to health care.  Characterized as “A Daily Roundup of Academic Studies Serious, Surreal, Sublime and otherwise,” this site, compiled by Kevin Lewis, become Click to Read More