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View Resource Correlates of Desistance

Research has shown that marital status and employment are correlates of desistance. That is, adolescents involved with crime were more likely to discontinue offending in adulthood if they were married and had a good job. Most of what criminologists know about the process of desistance from crime is based on a sample of adult males in the 1950's. There is no question that life in America has...

View Resource Income Inequality In the United States

For this assignment we will explore the impact of gender and race on the earnings of full-time workers in 2000. The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to some basic data analysis software (StudentCHIP), to develop some familiarity with working with data from the Current Population Survey, and to apply what you have learned in the course to try to explain differences in earnings based...

View Resource Statistics for Public Policy and Sociology Quizzes

This site provides links to tests and quizzes for the Statistics and Data Analysis for Public Policy and Sociology course at Duke University, 1992 through 1995. This is an older site, but the sets of tests and quizzes are still valuable. Each one could be translated into an exam for either a statistics or sociology course. There are thirty-eight total exams/quizzes. This is valuable tool for...

View Resource Population Structures and Cohorts

This module provides a gentle introduction to the use of StudentChip software and census data to investigate basic population issues. In the first part of this module, you will use data from the 1990 U.S. census to create population pyramids for several racial and ethnic groups. These population pyramids provide the ability to view the age and sex structure of a population. They not only allow us...

View Resource Diversity in Family and Household Patterns

This module is designed to illustrate differences in family and household composition patterns for different groups based on race/ethnicity and social class. It also serves as a review of key methodological concepts introduced in the first part of the course. The pdf file contains: learning objectives, data sets, a methodological review, a theoretical review and recent historic trends. This is a...

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