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978-1-59888-681-8 • eBook • December 2013 • $128.00 • (£98.00)
Deirdre A. Gaquin has been a data use consultant to private organizations, government agencies, and universities for more than 30 years. Prior to that, she was Director of Data Access Services at Data Use and Access Laboratories, a pioneer in private sector distribution of federal statistical data. A former President of the Association of Public Data Users, Ms. Gaquin has served on numerous boards, panels, and task forces concerned with federal statistical data and has worked on five decennial censuses. She holds a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree from Hunter College. Ms. Gaquin is also an editor of Bernan Press's State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, Almanac of American Education; the Congressional District Atlas; The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey; Places, Towns and Townships; and County and City Extra.
Gwenavere W. Dunn is a research editor with Bernan Press. She holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Trinity Washington University. She is a former senior editor with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and was managing editor of the Board’s Federal Reserve Bulletin. At Bernan, she is the editor of Crime in the United States and Employment, Hours, and Earnings; and assistant editor of the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book; Almanac of American Education; and The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey.
Bernan, long a packager of government statistics, offers two new statistical compilations no longer published by GPO. Patterns of Economic Change by State and Area makes use of census and business statistics to provide yearly statistics, 1958–2012, on income and employment for the nation, regions, states, and metropolitan areas. Additional tables provide GDP for region, state, and area, and median income and poverty by state. Each part begins with explanations that make using the statistics easier for the novice researcher, and include definitions and notes to the tables. Race and Employment in America: 2013, also a new working of government data, is based on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and American Community Survey data. Information on workers by race, Hispanic origin, occupation, education, and location has been available previously, but notoriously difficult to find and connect. As in Patterns of Economic Change by State and Area, the data are presented for the nation, states, and metropolitan areas, covering the years 2006–2010. An example of a table of current interest is 'Science Engineering and Computer Professionals by Metropolitan Statistical Area, Sex, Race, and Hispanic or Latino Origin 2006–2010.' Color pie charts give clear demonstration of some of the national figures. Appendixes provide notes and definitions, information on EEO occupational groups, and information on metro areas and their components. Both of these works are well produced with clear tables, printed with enough white space to make them visually accessible for most. Each is documented as to the source and coverage of the data. With a reasonable price point, these reference sources are well within budget range for most libraries that need this information.