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Prisoners per Capita Bar chart of incarceration rate by country as of 2003. Shows the United States to be the overwhelming leader in world incarceration. Comes with a rather unhelpfully colored graph. Creator: Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Net Migration Statistics Bar chart of countries ranked by their net migration flow as of 2005. While the highest net in-flow is generally into large rich countries (USA, Spain, Germany etc.) Afghanistan had the second highest net inflow thanks to returning refugees. Creator: Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table
Money Introduction to the money supply and monetary policy. Focuses on measures of currency, demand for money, the velocity of money, the way in which money supply effects inflation, and the ways in which the government controls the money supply -- primarily through open market operations. Creator: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Access rights: Free Access Type: Lecture/Presentation
Growth Introduction to models of economic growth with a great deal of focus on the Solow Growth Model both its theory and testing it with data. Also contains a discussion of the effects of the Greenspan Put. From a macroeconomics course at the the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Creator: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Access rights: Free Access Type: Lecture/Presentation
Piecewise modeling with multiple functions: Federal Debt This lesson, from Statistics Canada's E-Stat, asks students to model the Canadian federal debt since independence in 1867 using a piecewise function containing exponential, linear and quadratic periods. Also teaches the use of r^2 tests to determine what function best models a scatter plot. Creator: Statistics Canada Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Exploring the correlation between two variables at the census tract level An activity, from statistics Canada, uses statistical programs to examine a scatter plot between the percentage of an area's population with a college degree and the per capita income of that area. Also allows students to map areas by either variable. Teaches scatter plots, fitting a line of best fit and also mapping. Creator: Statistics Canada Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan, Activity
Problems in the Social Sciences Syllabus for an online class at Daniel Webster College exploring differing opinions on the meaning of globalization. Creator: Daniel Webster College Access rights: Free Access Type: Syllabus
Economics of Education - Lecture Notes Lecture notes designed to help students understand the economic aspects of current issues in education. Creator: Prof. Frank Levy Access rights: Free Access Type: Lesson/Lesson Plan
Econometrics Applications and Datasets -MIT Open Courseware Introduction to econometric models and techniques, simultaneous equations, program evaluation, emphasizing regression. Creator: Prof. Sara Ellison Access rights: Free Access with Registration Type: Lesson/Lesson, Plan
Total Tax Revenue of State Government per $1,000 of Personal Income Chart ranking states by revenue per $1000 dollars of personal income -- essentially the aggregate state tax rate. Could prompt discussion about what causes tax rates as there seems to be little correlation between tax revenues (per income) and the wealth, population, size or political ideology of the state. When compared to combined income of states and local governments (http://www.dof.ca.gov/html/fs_data/stat-abs/documents/P15.pdf) can give insight into the distribution of responsibilities between various levels of local government. Creator: California Department of Finance Access rights: Free Access Type: list/table

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