Research Tools & Apps
App Explores Seven Key Economic Indicators
Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (IPR/SESP) and Natalie Tomeh, Northwestern University
IPR researchers have created a new application for tracking seven economic indicators data across the nation and state by state. Users can find data from April 23 onward from the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey on unemployment, children's schooling, housing, finances, mental health, and food insecurity for American households. Read the summary or the accompanying report.
New Tool Maps Racial Disparity in Arrests Across the Country
Beth Redbird and Kat Albrecht (IPR/Sociology), Northwestern University
With their new police bias map, IPR sociologist Beth Redbird and graduate research assistant Kat Albrecht show county by county the extent to which Black Americans are arrested at a higher rate than White Americans—a trend that has only accelerated in recent decades. They also include data on the arrests of Asian Americans and American Indians, the latter of whom saw an increase in disparity that matches that among Blacks.
'The Generalizer' App Improves the Accuracy of Education Studies
Elizabeth Tipton (IPR/Statistics), Northwestern University
Metropolitan & Household Water Insecurity
Sera Young (IPR/Anthropology), Northwestern University
SIWI’s 2020 World Water Week in Stockholm focuses on transforming global water challenges. In the August 26 session on “Metropolitan & Household Water Insecurity,” the panelists presented simple tools to guide water security planning and investments at metropolitan and household levels. They introduced two city-level instruments for water security assessment, as well as the first globally-validated household-level indicator. They concluded by discussing how these tools can be used to advance policy and programmatic priorities in a conversation moderated by Andy Roby of DFID
IPR researchers have created a new tool for visualizing food insecurity data across the nation. Users can find data from April 23 onward from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey on weekly rates of food insecurity for respondents with and without children, which can also be sorted by race and ethnicity for selected states. The complete report can be read here.