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Does Gender Matter in My Intended Occupation?
This module focuses students attention on gender disparities in their intended occupation. By personalizing inequality in respect to one's own life course, students are challenged to reconsider the forces that give shape to inequality.

Does Race Matter in My Intended Occupation?
This module focuses students attention on racial disparities in their intended occupation. By personalizing inequality in respect to one's own life course, students are challenged to reconsider the forces that give shape to inequality.

Poverty Status in the United States among Non-Institutionalized Older Adults
The Data Counts website is intended to engage students in data analysis and quantitative reasoning early on in their respective academic careers. As such,it is a valuable resource for students and instructors alike.

Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990
In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological imagination through data analysis. Students will investigate how social events between 1950 and 1990 led to changes in occupation.

Teenage Pregnancy in the United States 1950-1990 : Analysis Using Census Data and Contingency Tables
This social science lab exercise uses Census data to examine teenage pregnancy in the United States over time and by socio-demographic variables. Students will learn how to access and interpre data as well as begin to think sociologically about teen pregnancy patterns and risk factors.

Poverty Status, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Disability among the Elderly
This module introduces students to the relationships between age, race/ethnicity, gender, poverty, and disability. It also provides students with an opportunity to use census data to gather information about a target population.

Teaching Module To Demonstrate Gender and Career Inequalities Are There Gender Inequalities Present in My Intended Career Path?
In this module students use employment data from the 2000 Census concerning adult full-time workers (individuals age 25 and older who work at least 35 hours per week). The question they consider concerns overall economic opportunity, as applied to their intended occupation and the extent to which access to opportunity varies by gender.

Teaching Module To Demonstrate Race and Career Inequalities Are There Racial Inequalities Present in My Intended Career Path?
In this module students use employment data from the 2000 Census concerning adult full-time workers (individuals age 25 and older who work at least 35 hours per week). The question they consider concerns overall economic opportunity, as applied to their intended occupation and the extent to which access to opportunity varies by race.

Understanding the Scope of Inequality
The purpose of this module is to familiarize students in an Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology course to social science data. Students will explore inequality in the United States by examining census data.

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