Demographers want to learn more about the people who live in a given area. Their interests include statistics one would expect like age, race, and gender, but they also include more nuanced information like their philosophies and perspectives. Where did they come from? Where might they go next?
Rebecca Tippett can answer those questions. As director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center, she looks at a lot of data, and she says the hard work begins with trying to make sense of how it all intersects. Tippett has studied education in North Carolina and has presented research on the postsecondary attainment gap.
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