Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mindy Adnot
In CSC 110: Data Science & Society, we explored how high school dropout rates relate to race and economic mobility in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. To extend this analysis, I decided to use Quality of Life (QOL) and American Community Survey (ACS) data to examine how graduation rates and educational attainment relate to family household structures across census tracts in Mecklenburg county. Overall, areas with greater percent single mom households tend to have a greater percent population that went to high school but didn’t receive a diploma. Furthermore, areas with higher graduation rates also have higher percent married couple households. This trend is constant across the years from 2013-2017. A next step would be to see if these results also relate to the conversation on race and economic mobility in the greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.