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  1. Apr 2022
    1. Katherine Ognyanova. (2022, February 15). Americans who believe COVID vaccine misinformation tend to be more vaccine-resistant. They are also more likely to distrust the government, media, science, and medicine. That pattern is reversed with regard to trust in Fox News and Donald Trump. Https://osf.io/9ua2x/ (5/7) https://t.co/f6jTRWhmdF [Tweet]. @Ognyanova. https://twitter.com/Ognyanova/status/1493596109926768645

  2. Mar 2022
  3. Feb 2022
    1. just demographic indicators such as age, gender, region and SES are strongly linked with academic performance in online-based learning.

      just demographic indicators such as age, gender, region and SES are strongly linked with academic performance in online-based learning.

  4. Jan 2022
    1. Consider, as well, the extent to which the tools of abstraction are themselves tied up in the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. As the historian Jennifer L. Morgan notes in “Reckoning With Slavery: Gender, Kinship, and Capitalism in the Early Black Atlantic,” the fathers of modern demography, the 17th-century English writers and mathematicians William Petty and John Graunt, were “thinking through problems of population and mobility at precisely the moment when England had solidified its commitment to the slave trade.”Their questions were ones of statecraft: How could England increase its wealth? How could it handle its surplus population? And what would it do with “excessive populations that did not consume” in the formal market? Petty was concerned with Ireland — Britain’s first colony, of sorts — and the Irish. He thought that if they could be forcibly transferred to England, then they could, in Morgan’s words, become “something valuable because of their ability to augment the population and labor power of the English.”This conceptual breakthrough, Morgan told me in an interview, cannot be disentangled from the slave trade. The English, she said, “are learning to think about people as ‘abstractable.’

      This deserves to be delved into more deeply. This sounds like a bizarre stop on the creation of institutional racism.

      How do these sorts of abstraction hurt the move towards equality?

  5. Aug 2021
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  7. May 2021
    1. Women also have more access to birth control, more control over their reproductive lives, all good things.

      Hasn't contraception been a major reason for the fall in birth rates in all countries?

      Wrong solution to economic problem: demand- vs. supply-side economics

    2. n India, this has been fantastic, it has actually reduced the birth rate but kept it above that magic 2.1 number. 

      Won't that birth rate continue to fall, as has been the pattern in other countries?

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    1. Nguyen, L. H., Drew, D. A., Graham, M. S., Joshi, A. D., Guo, C.-G., Ma, W., Mehta, R. S., Warner, E. T., Sikavi, D. R., Lo, C.-H., Kwon, S., Song, M., Mucci, L. A., Stampfer, M. J., Willett, W. C., Eliassen, A. H., Hart, J. E., Chavarro, J. E., Rich-Edwards, J. W., … Zhang, F. (2020). Risk of COVID-19 among front-line health-care workers and the general community: A prospective cohort study. The Lancet Public Health, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30164-X

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  15. Jun 2019
    1. Every school with master’s degrees is at some stage of process in moving these programs online. Save for a very small number of elite programs, the model of full-time residential master’s is in decline. The question appears to be not if master's programs will move online, but how they will do so.

      Implications for libraries...

  16. Apr 2019
    1. Author Ted Mitchell is the President of the American Council on Education. The article outlines solid numbers of Higher Education demographics and the changes that have occurred over the years and what that means for the future of students, especially those who have lived their entire lives in a digital era. The article is a great approach to reflecting on the future of technology and questions we can answer in this area and is not so much a focus on certain technologies.

      Rating: 9/10

  17. Apr 2018
    1. Stats are not sexy Most of the demographic research I see appears in raw statistics or tables.  Rarely do I come across excellent visualizations, like Grawe’s:

      simple demographics viz from Grawe

  18. Feb 2018
    1. Over the past two weeks I’ve read a book about the future of American higher ed, and want to recommend it very highly.  It might be the most important book on the subject published this year.
  19. Apr 2017
    1. Not one-third of the inhabitants, even of this province, are of English de- scent.

      Pennsylvania had a high number of immigrants from Germany. The English colonies received many immigrants from other parts of Europe as well as the forced migration of enslaved people from Africa.

  20. Mar 2017
    1. It is crucial to address bias in predictive models, ensure the statistical significance of predictions beyond race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status, and forbid the use of algorithms that produce discriminatory results.

      We should not look at predictors that will not help us to make accurate interventions. Statistics should not be used to support bias.

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    1. Israel, the Jewish State, is predicated on a decisive and stable Jewish majority of at least 70 percent. Any lower than that and Israel will have to decide between being a Jewish state and a democratic state. If it chooses democracy, then Israel as a Jewish state will cease to exist. If it remains officially Jewish, then the state will face an unprecedented level of international isolation, including sanctions, that might prove fatal.