Solar Industry Creating Jobs Nearly 20 Times Faster than Overall U.S. Economy

Solar Industry Creating Jobs Nearly 20 Times Faster than Overall U.S. Economy

Via: Solar Foundation

The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, today released its fifth annual National Solar Jobs Census.

The Census found that the U.S. solar industry employed 173,807 Americans in 2014, a figure that includes the addition of more than 31,000 solar jobs over the previous year, representing 21.8 percent growth in solar industry employment since November 2013. Solar employment grew nearly 20 times faster than the national average employment growth rate of 1.1 percent in the same period.

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An Evidence-Based Case against Fast-Tracked Trade Agreements

An evidence-based case against fast-tracked trade agreements. I will look for evidence-based cases in favor of  fast-tracked trade agreements.

Prosperity Undermined: Fast-Tracked Trade Agreements’ 20-Year Record of Massive U.S. Trade Deficits, American Job Loss and Wage Suppression

Via: Public Citizen, press release:

Fast Tracked trade deals have exacerbated the income inequality crisis, pushed good American jobs overseas, driven down U.S. wages, exploded the trade deficit and diminished small businesses’ share of U.S. exports, a new report from Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch shows. The report, “Prosperity Undermined,”compiles and analyzes 20 years of trade and economic data to show that the arguments again being made in favor of providing the Obama administration with Fast Track trade authority have repeatedly proved false.

 

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Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States (5th Edition)

Who Pays? A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All 50 States (5th Edition)

Via: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

Who Pays?, A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All Fifty States (the fifth edition of the report), assesses the fairness of state and local tax systems by measuring the state and local taxes that will be paid in 2015 by different income groups as a share of their incomes. The report examines every state and the District of Columbia. It discusses important features of each state’s tax system and includes detailed state-by-state profiles that provide essential baseline data to help lawmakers understand the effect tax reform proposals will have on constituents at all income levels.

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2014 – The Warmest Year EVER

Via USA Today:

The global temperature from 2014 broke the previous record warmest years of 2005 and 2010 since record-keeping began in 1880.

Two separate data sets of global temperature — from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — confirmed the record. Another data set released last week by the Japan Meteorological Agency also found 2014 was the planet’s warmest.

The average temperature for 2014 was 58.24 degrees globally, 1.24 degrees above the 20th-century average, NOAA said.

“It just shows that human emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly from the burning of fossil fuels, are taking over the Earth’s climate system,” Overpeck said. “The data are clear: The Earth is warming, and humans are causing the bulk of this warming.”

 

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Some Thoughts on Obama’s Free Community College Proposal

Two days ago a frequent reader asked me about my view on President Obama’s “free community college” proposal. Here are some initial thoughts.

First, it’s not totally free. If I understand it correctly the proposal will only cover tuition. There are a lot of other costs – books, room and board, travel, et cetera. These costs often exceed community college tuition.

In terms of outcomes this is what I would expect.

Community college enrollments would increase especially in business, industry and technology programs.

Business and industry would have an increased supply of needed skilled workers. This will be good for the economy.

Enrollments would decrease at the four year colleges at first but increase after a couple years as many community college grads would transfer their credits to four year colleges.

If for-profit colleges are not eligible it would certainly hurt their enrollments.

It would decrease student debt considerably.  Recall the total amount of student debt is now over a trillion dollars. If not mitigated this could be the next bubble that causes a collapse of the economic markets someday.

If approved the proposal should have a positive economic impact on the economy. For example at my former college for each dollar invested the state benefited by $7. ( This study was done by an independent organization. This is not an uncommon finding in the community college world.) In short, the proposal should more than pay for itself over time.

It would be a win for middle class parents. They could take the savings emerging from free tuition and put it into their retirement accounts.

I would expect community college retention and graduation rates to increase as students must obtain a C+ average to be eligible for the free tuition.

If I understand it correctly States would have to put in one quarter of the costs. Most states that I am aware of already contribute at least that amount so it shouldn’t be a heavy burden on the States.

It should have a positive impact on our ability to be globally competitive.

Minority enrollments should increase substantially. This is critical for our society as by 2050 white population will be a minority so it’s essential that we boost minorty enrollments, retention and graduation rates.

I view the proposal as an extension of free public education to meet the changing needs of a competitive global economy.

Of course, most of the above are testable hypotheses!

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Some Details: Tuition-Free Community College Program

White House Unveils America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students
Source: White House

Nearly a century ago, a movement that made high school widely available helped lead to rapid growth in the education and skills training of Americans, driving decades of economic growth and prosperity. America thrived in the 20th century in large part because we had the most educated workforce in the world. But other nations have matched or exceeded the secret to our success. Today, more than ever, Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without having to take on decades of debt before they even embark on their career.

Today the President is unveiling the America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost. This proposal will require everyone to do their part: community colleges must strengthen their programs and increase the number of students who graduate, states must invest more in higher education and training, and students must take responsibility for their education, earn good grades, and stay on track to graduate. The program would be undertaken in partnership with states and is inspired by new programs in Tennessee and Chicago. If all states participate, an estimated 9 million students could benefit. A full-time community college student could save an average of $3,800 in tuition per year.

In addition, today the President will propose a new American Technical Training Fund to expand innovative, high-quality technical training programs similar to Tennessee Tech Centers that meet employer needs and help prepare more Americans for better paying jobs. These proposals build on a number of historic investments the President has made in college affordability and quality since taking office, including a $1,000 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award to help working and middle class families, the creation of the $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit, reforming student loans to eliminate subsidies to banks to invest in making college more affordable and keeping student debt manageable, and making available over $2 billion in grants to connect community colleges with employers to develop programs that are designed to get hard-working students good jobs.

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US Has Led the World in Oil Production Since 2012

PolitiFact confirms the US has been the leader in oil production since 2012.

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Index of My Research

Index of My Research

As January 8, 2015

Note: As many of the variables I study are systemically related to each other, many research articles are indexed in more than one category. First is an alphabetical index, followed by an categorical listing.

 Alphabetical List of My Research

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

90% of Public and 97% of Private Not-for-Profit Institutions have Lower Default Rates than the University of Phoenix’s Default Rate (26%)

92% of Public and 97% of Private Not-for-Profit Institutions have Lower Default Rates than Kaplan’s Median Default Rate (26.85%)

The Abortion Issue in the Context of a Genetic Defect in the Baby

Are Single Teen Moms a Cause or Consequence of Low Economic Mobility?

Baccalaureate Retention Rates

Behaviorial Risk of Smoking: A Logistic Regression Analysis

“Being Employed” and Its Association with Demographic Variables: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Breaking News – Happiness with Sex Predicts Marriage Happiness

Browser Preference Associated with Age and Gender

Class Size Matters for Graduation Outcomes – Part I

Class Size Matters for Graduation Outcomes – Part II

College GPA and Its Association with Race, Gender, Athletic Participation, SAT and Earned Semester Hours

The Corrosive Impact of Aging on Income

County Health Outcomes are Linked to Income Inequality

Depression and Bullying Among School-Aged Children

Distribution of District Graduation Rates Based on Comparison Groups

Distributional Analysis of Pell Grants among the Sectors of Higher Education and Why It’s Important

Do Political Contributions Affect Senatorial Votes?

Do State Gini Coefficients Predict Presidential Election Results in 2012

Do Teachers’ Perceptions of Quality Teaching Predict Student Enrollment in Perceived Quality Classes?

Do You Now Have Enough Income to Lead the Kind of Life You Want, or Not?

Dual Enrollment Benefits and Some Observations

Dual Enrollment Students Have Higher Probabilities of Degree Attainment

Expanded Study: Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities

The Educational Attainment Crisis of Males

The Effects of Educational Attainment on Salaries for Post-Secondary Degree Holders

Factors that Influence Adult Exercise: Education, Gender, Age, Drinking, Smoking, Weight and General Health

Federal Financial Aid Default Rates

First Term GPA is an Important Predictor for Retention. But What Factors Help Us Predict First Term GPA?

Government Impact on Life Expectancy

Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities (Logistic Regression Analysis)

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution (Multiple Regression Analysis)

Graduation Rate Inequalities in Higher Education

Graduation Rates in Private For-Profit Sector Lag Behind Public and Private Not-For-Profit Sectors

Happiness – It Helps by Getting Older, Being Female, Having Money, Being Married, Being Healthy, and Being Other than Black or White

Happiness and Marriage: A Multinomial Logistic Regression

How Do Endowments and Return on Those Endowments Impact Personal Income?

Impact of Age on “Women and Children First” Norm During Disasters

Impact of Percent Pell Recipients, Median SAT Scores, Average Student Aid, Undergraduate FTE, Control of the Institution, the Percent Of Full-Time Employees Devoted to Instruction, Research or Service on Baccalaureate Graduation Rates

The Important Role of Student Financial Aid in Graduation Rates

Improving Probabilities for Success in a Gateway Math Course

The Influence of Age, Gender, Educational Attainment, Race/Ethnicity and Income on Reading Habits

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

The Inverse Relationship between Inequality and Economic Mobility Threatens the American Dream

IRS Top 400 Richest Taxpayers, Graphical Analysis

Just for Fun: Which NCAA Division I Conference has the Highest Student-Athlete Graduation Rate?

Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality: The Key Role of Education

Logistic Regression Demonstrates Obama Helped Carry Democratic House Members to Victory

Not Going to College Costs

Odds and Probabilities of Having a Written Will

Odds and Probabilities of Making A Good Living or Better

Odds and Probabilities of Surviving the Titanic Disaster

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

Predicting “Could Not See a Doctor Because of Cost”

Predicting High School Success

Predicting Greater than Median Relative Mobility in Labor Markets in the U.S.

Predicting Low-Birth Weight Outcomes: A Strategy for Intervention

Predicting Math Proficiency by Socio-Economic Status, School Size and Expenditures per Pupil

Predicting Obama Victory in Each County with the Gini Coefficient

Predicting Probabilities of Job Satisfaction

Predicting “Sex Frequency = Not at All”

Probabilities of an Above Average High School Graduation Rate

Probabilities and Odds of Making Charitable Donations

Probabilities of Bush Election Outcomes in Congressional Districts

Probability and Odds of Favoring Raising Payroll Taxes on High-Income Earners

Probability and Odds of Supporting the Tea Party Based on Educational Attainment, Age, Party Identification and Number of Children

A Profile of the Birthers

Profiling Responses: “Government Should Spend Less on Poor Benefits”

Proprietary Students Fall Way Behind in Repaying Student Loans

Reader Request: Effect of Dual Enrollment on Probabilities of Degree Attainment

Reader Request: The Inverse Relationship between Inequality and Economic Mobility

Redux: So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Relationship between Tertiary Education and GDP per Capita

The Relationship of Age, Race, Years of Education, Region and Gender with Self-Reported Health

SAT Scores Moderate the Impact of Percent Pell Recipients on Graduation Rates

So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Some Issues Never Die: “Removing President Clinton from Office”

Space Shuttle Challenger: An Almost Certain Predicted Disaster

To Helmet or Not? Yes, If You Value Your Brain!

Two-Year College Financial Aid Default Rates: Relative Density Analysis

Understanding Default Rate Distributions Using ‘Relative Distribution Methods’

Understanding Student Recommendations to Attend a Rural Community College

The Vicious Cycle of Being Bullied and Becoming a Bullier

Who Scores Higher in Self-Assessed Risk-Taking? Males or Females?

Who’s More and Less Likely to Get a Flu Shot?

Why Inequality Matters: Associations of Inequality with Social Problems

Why Logistic Regression is Preferred When the Dependent Variable is a Categorical, Binary Variable

Wonkish: Statistical Tool Choices Make a Difference


 

Categorical List

Economy

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

Are Single Teen Moms a Cause or Consequence of Low Economic Mobility?

So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Redux: So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

IRS Top 400 Richest Taxpayers, Graphical Analysis

“Being Employed” and Its Association with Demographic Variables: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Odds and Probabilities of Making A Good Living or Better

Predicting Greater than Median Relative Mobility in Labor Markets in the U.S.

Relationship between Tertiary Education and GDP per Capita

The Inverse Relationship between Inequality and Economic Mobility Threatens the American Dream

Why Inequality Matters: Associations of Inequality with Social Problems

The Corrosive Impact of Aging on Income

The Effects of Educational Attainment on Salaries for Post-Secondary Degree Holders

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

How Do Endowments and Return on Those Endowments Impact Personal Income?

Probabilities of Bush Election Outcomes in Congressional Districts

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

Not Going to College Costs

Gender

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution (Multiple Regression Analysis)

Dual Enrollment Students Have Higher Probabilities of Degree Attainment

Predicting High School Success

First Term GPA is an Important Predictor for Retention. But What Factors Help Us Predict First Term GPA?

The Influence of Age, Gender, Educational Attainment, Race/Ethnicity and Income on Reading Habits

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

Predicting Low-Birth Weight Outcomes: A Strategy for Intervention

Probabilities and Odds of Making Charitable Donations

How Do SAT Distribution Scores Vary by Gender, Race and Athletic Participation?

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

“Being Employed” and Its Association with Demographic Variables: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Impact of Age on “Women and Children First” Norm During Disasters

The Abortion Issue in the Context of a Genetic Defect in the Baby

The Educational Attainment Crisis of Males

The Effects of Educational Attainment on Salaries for Post-Secondary Degree Holders

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

The Relationship of Age, Race, Years of Education, Region and Gender with Self-Reported Health

The Corrosive Impact of Aging on Income

Factors that Influence Adult Exercise: Education, Gender, Age, Drinking, Smoking, Weight and General Health

Predicting “Sex Frequency = Not at All”

Browser Preference Associated with Age and Gender

Government

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

90% of Public and 97% of Private Not-for-Profit Institutions have Lower Default Rates than the University of Phoenix’s Default Rate (26%)

92% of Public and 97% of Private Not-for-Profit Institutions have Lower Default Rates than Kaplan’s Median Default Rate (26.85%)

IRS Top 400 Richest Taxpayers, Graphical Analysis

Do Political Contributions Affect Senatorial Votes?

Probability and Odds of Favoring Raising Payroll Taxes on High-Income Earners

Do State Gini Coefficients Predict Presidential Election Results in 2012

Federal Financial Aid Default Rates

Government Impact on Life Expectancy

Predicting Obama Victory in Each County with the Gini Coefficient

Probabilities of Bush Election Outcomes in Congressional Districts

Probability and Odds of Supporting the Tea Party Based on Educational Attainment, Age, Party Identification and Number of Children

Profiling Responses: “Government Should Spend Less on Poor Benefits”

Proprietary Students Fall Way Behind in Repaying Student Loans

The Important Role of Student Financial Aid in Graduation Rates

Two-Year College Financial Aid Default Rates: Relative Density Analysis

So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Redux: So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Happiness

Breaking News – Happiness with Sex Predicts Marriage Happiness

Depression and Bullying Among School-Aged Children

Happiness – It Helps by Getting Older, Being Female, Having Money, Being Married, Being Healthy, and Being Other than Black or White

Happiness and Marriage: A Multinomial Logistic Regression

Health

Behaviorial Risk of Smoking: A Logistic Regression Analysis

County Health Outcomes are Linked to Income Inequality

Depression and Bullying Among School-Aged Children

Government Impact on Life Expectancy

The Vicious Cycle of Being Bullied and Becoming a Bullier

Depression and Bullying Among School-Aged Children

Factors that Influence Adult Exercise: Education, Gender, Age, Drinking, Smoking, Weight and General Health

How Do Endowments and Return on Those Endowments Impact Personal Income?

Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality: The Key Role of Education

Predicting Low-Birth Weight Outcomes: A Strategy for Intervention

Odds and Probabilities of Having a Written Will

Odds and Probabilities of Surviving the Titanic Disaster

Predicting “Could Not See a Doctor Because of Cost”

The Abortion Issue in the Context of a Genetic Defect in the Baby

The Relationship of Age, Race, Years of Education, Region and Gender with Self-Reported Health

To Helmet or Not? Yes, If You Value Your Brain!

Why Inequality Matters: Associations of Inequality with Social Problems

Who Scores Higher in Self-Assessed Risk-Taking? Males or Females?

Who’s More and Less Likely to Get a Flu Shot?

Higher Education

Expanded Study: Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution (Multiple Regression Analysis)

Dual Enrollment Students Have Higher Probabilities of Degree Attainment

First Term GPA is an Important Predictor for Retention. But What Factors Help Us Predict First Term GPA?

Probability and Odds of Supporting the Tea Party Based on Educational Attainment, Age, Party Identification and Number of Children

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

The Influence of Age, Gender, Educational Attainment, Race/Ethnicity and Income on Reading Habits

Probabilities and Odds of Making Charitable Donations

Understanding Student Recommendations to Attend a Rural Community College

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

Baccalaureate Retention Rates

“Being Employed” and Its Association with Demographic Variables: A Logistic Regression Analysis

College GPA and Its Association with Race, Gender, Athletic Participation, SAT and Earned Semester Hours

Distributional Analysis of Pell Grants among the Sectors of Higher Education and Why It’s Important

Do Teachers’ Perceptions of Quality Teaching Predict Student Enrollment in Perceived Quality Classes?

Dual Enrollment Benefits and Some Observations

Federal Financial Aid Default Rates

Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities

Graduation Rate Inequalities in Higher Education

Graduation Rates in Private For-Profit Sector Lag Behind Public and Private Not-For-Profit Sectors

90% of Public and 97% of Private Not-for-Profit Institutions have Lower Default Rates than the University of Phoenix’s Default Rate (26%)

92% of Public and 97% of Private Not-for-Profit Institutions have Lower Default Rates than Kaplan’s Median Default Rate (26.85%)

How Do Endowments and Return on Those Endowments Impact Personal Income?

How Do SAT Distribution Scores Vary by Gender, Race and Athletic Participation?

Impact of Percent Pell Recipients, Median SAT Scores, Average Student Aid, Undergraduate FTE, Control of the Institution, the Percent Of Full-Time Employees Devoted to Instruction, Research or Service on Baccalaureate Graduation Rates

Improving Probabilities for Success in a Gateway Math Course

Life Expectancy and Infant Mortality: The Key Role of Education

Odds and Probabilities of Making A Good Living or Better

Proprietary Students Fall Way Behind in Repaying Student Loans

Reader Request: Effect of Dual Enrollment on Probabilities of Degree Attainment

Relationship between Tertiary Education and GDP per Capita

SAT Scores Moderate the Impact of Percent Pell Recipients on Graduation Rates

The Effects of Educational Attainment on Salaries for Post-Secondary Degree Holders

The Important Role of Student Financial Aid in Graduation Rates

Understanding Default Rate Distributions Using ‘Relative Distribution Methods’

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

Two-Year College Financial Aid Default Rates: Relative Density Analysis

The Corrosive Impact of Aging on Income

Why Inequality Matters: Associations of Inequality with Social Problems

The Educational Attainment Crisis of Males

Behaviorial Risk of Smoking: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Factors that Influence Adult Exercise: Education, Gender, Age, Drinking, Smoking, Weight and General Health

Predicting “Sex Frequency = Not at All”

Not Going to College Costs

Just for Fun: Which NCAA Division I Conference has the Highest Student-Athlete Graduation Rate?

Inequality

Are Single Teen Moms a Cause or Consequence of Low Economic Mobility?

Predicting Greater than Median Relative Mobility in Labor Markets in the U.S.

The Inverse Relationship between Inequality and Economic Mobility Threatens the American Dream

IRS Top 400 Richest Taxpayers, Graphical Analysis

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

Odds and Probabilities of Making A Good Living or Better

Predicting Greater than Median Relative Mobility in Labor Markets in the U.S.

The Effects of Educational Attainment on Salaries for Post-Secondary Degree Holders

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

Graduation Rate Inequalities in Higher Education

Graduation Rates in Private For-Profit Sector Lag Behind Public and Private Not-For-Profit Sectors

Expanded Study: Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution

How Do Endowments and Return on Those Endowments Impact Personal Income?

Do State Gini Coefficients Predict Presidential Election Results in 2012

Predicting Obama Victory in Each County with the Gini Coefficient

Probabilities of Bush Election Outcomes in Congressional Districts

So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Redux: So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Predicting Low-Birth Weight Outcomes: A Strategy for Intervention

Why Inequality Matters: Associations of Inequality with Social Problems

Politics

Probability and Odds of Supporting the Tea Party Based on Educational Attainment, Age, Party Identification and Number of Children

So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Redux: So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

IRS Top 400 Richest Taxpayers, Graphical Analysis

A Profile of the Birthers

Do Political Contributions Affect Senatorial Votes?

Probability and Odds of Favoring Raising Payroll Taxes on High-Income Earners

Do State Gini Coefficients Predict Presidential Election Results in 2012

Logistic Regression Demonstrates Obama Helped Carry Democratic House Members to Victory

Predicting Obama Victory in Each County with the Gini Coefficient

Probabilities of Bush Election Outcomes in Congressional Districts

Profiling Responses: “Government Should Spend Less on Poor Benefits”

Some Issues Never Die: “Removing President Clinton from Office”

Secondary Education

Dual Enrollment Students Have Higher Probabilities of Degree Attainment

Predicting High School Success

Predicting Math Proficiency by Socio-Economic Status, School Size and Expenditures per Pupil

Probabilities of an Above Average High School Graduation Rate

First Term GPA is an Important Predictor for Retention. But What Factors Help Us Predict First Term GPA?

Probability and Odds of Supporting the Tea Party Based on Educational Attainment, Age, Party Identification and Number of Children

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

The Influence of Age, Gender, Educational Attainment, Race/Ethnicity and Income on Reading Habits

Probabilities and Odds of Making Charitable Donations

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

“Being Employed” and Its Association with Demographic Variables: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Class Size Matters for Graduation Outcomes – Part I

Class Size Matters for Graduation Outcomes – Part II

Depression and Bullying Among School-Aged Children

Distribution of District Graduation Rates Based on Comparison Groups

Dual Enrollment Benefits and Some Observations

Reader Request: Effect of Dual Enrollment on Probabilities of Degree Attainment

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

The Corrosive Impact of Aging on Income

Odds and Probabilities of Making A Good Living or Better

Behaviorial Risk of Smoking: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Predicting Low-Birth Weight Outcomes: A Strategy for Intervention

Factors that Influence Adult Exercise: Education, Gender, Age, Drinking, Smoking, Weight and General Health

Predicting “Sex Frequency = Not at All”

Why Inequality Matters: Associations of Inequality with Social Problems

Social/Economic Mobility

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

Are Single Teen Moms a Cause or Consequence of Low Economic Mobility?

Predicting Greater than Median Relative Mobility in Labor Markets in the U.S.

The Inverse Relationship between Inequality and Economic Mobility Threatens the American Dream

Predicting High School Success

Socio-Economic Status

Probability and Odds of Supporting the Tea Party Based on Educational Attainment, Age, Party Identification and Number of Children

Perceptions of Mobility Vary by Age, Educational Attainment and Gender

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution (Multiple Regression Analysis)

Are Single Teen Moms a Cause or Consequence of Low Economic Mobility?

Predicting Math Proficiency by Socio-Economic Status, School Size and Expenditures per Pupil

So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Redux: So, How Did that Trickle-Down Economic Promise Work for America?

Probabilities of an Above Average High School Graduation Rate

IRS Top 400 Richest Taxpayers, Graphical Analysis

Probability and Odds of Favoring Raising Payroll Taxes on High-Income Earners

Probabilities and Odds of Making Charitable Donations

Expanded Study: Graduation Odds and Probabilities among Baccalaureate Colleges and Universities

The Influence of Age, Gender, Educational Attainment, Race/Ethnicity and Income on Reading Habits

46.3 Million Americans on Food Stamps! Odds and Probabilities of Receiving Food Stamps

“Being Employed” and Its Association with Demographic Variables: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Do You Now Have Enough Income to Lead the Kind of Life You Want, or Not?

Government Impact on Life Expectancy

How Do Endowments and Return on Those Endowments Impact Personal Income?

Predicting Greater than Median Relative Mobility in Labor Markets in the U.S.

Profiling Responses: “Government Should Spend Less on Poor Benefits”

The Inverse Relationship between Inequality and Economic Mobility Threatens the American Dream

The Relationship of Age, Race, Years of Education, Region and Gender with Self-Reported Health

The Effects of Educational Attainment on Salaries for Post-Secondary Degree Holders

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part I

The Influence of Educational Attainment, Occupational Status, Sex, Age and Race on Personal Income – Part II

Odds and Probabilities of Making A Good Living or Better

Predicting Low-Birth Weight Outcomes: A Strategy for Intervention

Probabilities of Bush Election Outcomes in Congressional Districts

Profiling Responses: “Government Should Spend Less on Poor Benefits”

Predicting High School Success

Graduation Rates among Private and Public Baccalaureate Institution

Statistical Tools

Why Logistic Regression is Preferred When the Dependent Variable is a Categorical, Binary Variable

Wonkish: Statistical Tool Choices Make a Difference
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Democrats Plan to Offer Compromise Amendments for Keystone XL Pipeline

In exchange for support for the GOD sponsored Keystone XL project Democrats Plan to offer a series of amendments:

— Ban the export of oil transported through the pipeline, language that Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has frequently floated in both chambers of Congress;

— Require U.S.-produced iron, steel and manufactured goods “to be used for the pipeline construction, connection, operation, and maintenance.” It’s another familiar measure that senators like Markey and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have offered.

— Require “that for every job created by the pipeline, an equal or greater amount of jobs is created through clean energy investments.” Schumer and Stabenow highlight legislation from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would cut the price of home solar units through rebates.

— Restore funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to levels authorized in the 2009 economic stimulus bill under the condition that seniors and veterans get first priority.

— Prohibit a state from permitting a foreign corporation to invoke eminent domain. This addresses a key part of a case that will soon be decided by the Nebraska Supreme Court on the legality of the state’s approval of a route for the pipeline there.

Source:PoliticsUSA

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Frontline: Gunned Down – The Power of the NRA

This Tuesday, Frontline takes you inside the power and the politics of the NRA.

WATCH the trailer here: http://to.pbs.org/1wk7ii0

 

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