Equality of Opportunity Reflection

In the last few weeks of class, we focused on analyzing the raw data provided by the Equality of Opportunity Project. My group specifically concentrated on gender. We looked to see if there were gender differences between college tiers and parental income levels. We had expected to see a greater mean parental income for females than males […]

Howstuffworks.com Podcast Reflection

Although this episode was our second episode, it was both easier and challenging than producing the first episode. It was easier in the sense that this was our second time producing a podcast episode so we knew what to expect and the most effective way to go about actually recording our episode. However, it was […]

Increasing Gender Gap in Colleges

Although college enrollment rates have risen throughout the years, there is a growing gap between the enrollment rates of men and women. More women are now enrolling in colleges than men. This study conducted by Pew Research Center examines the gender gaps in college enrollment across 4 different ethnicities (Hispanic, black, white, and Asian) and compares […]

Increasing Gender Gap in Colleges

Although college enrollment rates have risen throughout the years, there is a growing gap between the enrollment rates of men and women. More women are now enrolling in colleges than men. This study conducted by Pew Research Center examines the gender gaps in college enrollment across 4 different ethnicities (Hispanic, black, white, and Asian) and compares […]

Equality of Opportunity

At the beginning of the project, our group was struggling to come up with a question that could be answered with the data we had. We were thinking of very broad questions that had many variables within it that made it difficult to answer. After tossing around ideas, we eventually agreed that we were interested in […]

Equality of Opportunity Project Sketch

I was particularly interested in looking at the children’s income distribution in relation to the parent’s income distribution. I thought it was interesting that most children don’t earn as much as their parents since many people go to school and work hard so that the next generation can have an easier life. In the graph […]