Blog 2: A Shift in Poverty
— Jens Manuel Krogstad (@jensmanuel) September 10, 2015
1. This post shows the shift in poverty in the U.S. in the past 55 years. The study found that poverty has shifted from the South to the more urban areas such as Chicago or Los Angeles. I chose this post because the way that they used the color coded map to show the change in poverty caught my eye. I thought it was interesting that there has been such a drastic shift in poverty in the past 55 years.
2. The data in this tweet came from two sources. The first was the Pew Research Center’s analysis on the 2012 American Community Survey, which used 5 year estimates. The second was the 1960 decennial census. They compared the income and the geographical locations on both of them.
3. Could there be a degree of inaccuracy due to the fact that these census’ are quantitative rather than qualitative? There could be sources of income in these urban areas that might not be recorded or that might be easier to explain with a qualitative survey.