Social Vulnerability Index
The CDC creates variables that demonstrate at the tract level how vulnerable a community is based on a large number of Census variables. You can read more about the project here: https://svi.cdc.gov/data-and-tools-download.html
For those of you that are interested, I pulled this data for the years: 2000, 2010, and 2014. I then create change measures. My descriptions and the Rmarkdown file can be found at my Github page: https://github.com/EricStokan/SVI
I am doing this work in line with a project through the Metropolitan Governance and Management Lab (MGMT) at the Indiana University Bloomington with Deslatte and Helmke-Long: https://mgmt.lab.indiana.edu/people/index.html.
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I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). I completed my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University.