Web Wednesday: Voting Trends Nationally: “Then and “Now”

Participation trends in the last two general election cycles are positive.  More of us are registering, and more importantly, more of us are voting, though still at different rates depending on who we are demographically and economically. The Census Bureau released, just this week, data detailing a national level comparison in voting in the [...]

By |2019-04-25T06:45:02-04:00April 24th, 2019|Other Demographics, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Voting Trends Nationally: “Then and “Now”

Web Wednesday: Opportunities for Connecting the Disconnected (Youth)

The unemployment story is getting better recently -- for all age groups. That's to say, the unemployment rates are lower across the board. But they aren't better equally for everyone. Rates are highest for the 16 to 24 age group, which were up to 20 percent nationally at the height of the recession and [...]

By |2019-04-10T17:20:22-04:00April 10th, 2019|Age and Generations, Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: Opportunities for Connecting the Disconnected (Youth)

Five Things to Know About Census 2020

As of Monday, we're just one year out from Census 2020, and even if you're not a demographer or data wonk, we promise it's kind of a big deal. Here's why: It's critical for political representation. If you care about who represents you in Congress, and how much representation you get, then the census update matters [...]

By |2019-04-03T17:05:08-04:00April 3rd, 2019|Population, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Five Things to Know About Census 2020

Web Wednesday: The Vitality Index

Everybody loves to rank stuff. The NCAA just seeded teams 1-68 for March Madness, for instance (and, incidentally, may your bracket hopes live long and prosper). But oftentimes rankings neither are useful for comparing things nor predictive of results. Creating an index— AKA, building a composite ranking system — can give much better results, [...]

By |2019-03-20T16:50:14-04:00March 20th, 2019|Economic Development, Economy, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: The Vitality Index

Web Wednesday: ARC’s New Podcast “What’s Next ATL”

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has a podcast. The podcast is called What’s Next ATL, like the recently launched website of the same name. What’s Next ATL is hosted and produced by Kate Sweeney, formerly an NPR reporter for 90.1 WABE. Each episode focuses on one crucial issue facing our region, and a person, [...]

By |2018-11-14T09:37:35-04:00November 14th, 2018|Housing, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: ARC’s New Podcast “What’s Next ATL”

Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

Opportunity varies widely across our country.  Where one grows up, the income of their parents, their race and ethnicity -- all of these factors can contribute to a person's economic prospects and potential social mobility as an adult.  Researchers from Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Census Bureau have attempted to measure the extent to which [...]

By |2018-10-24T08:52:14-04:00October 24th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas
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