About

I started this blog a few years ago to collect charts, data, and the like in one place on various topics instead of responding to people in comments long form and having to re-create the wheel every time.   Since then I have started to create more content just for the blog with more original research, long form analysis, etc.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Could you do an analysis on racial differences in educational outcomes after controlling for parental education, parental occupation, household wealth, neighborhood wealth, neighborhood education, single parent status, native language etc.? I’ve seen you control for family income and parental education (and occasionally both), but I’ve never seen you control for more beyond that (perhaps I’ve missed something!). In Chapter 16 of Affirmative Action for the Rich, Dalton Conley of New York University used the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to show that parental wealth (not income) and parental education are the best predictors of college completion, which means that they may also be good predictors of other educational outcomes. He also discussed the data showing that racial wealth gaps are much larger than racial income gaps, which implies that wealth could account for a larger portion of the achievement gap than income. Could you do a similar analysis for IQ? The reason I’m asking for all this is that Carnevale and Strohl control for all of these factors and are left with a very small race effect: http://www.tcf.org/assets/downloads/tcf-CarnevaleStrivers.pdf

  2. Could you do an statistical analysis on “Southern Exceptionalism”? I was thinking of something along the lines of race, religion, education, income, violence, health… For example, is the South more or less wealthy than expected by racial composition, religiousness, educational attainment, homicide rate, life expectancy… Or, is the South more or less healthy than expected by racial composition, religiousness, educational attainment, median income, homicide rate…

    Thank you very much for your attention.

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