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RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

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Dr. Paul McDaniel

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This research project shows income distribution and compares it with variables that could be factors or indicators of that income level. The variables include smoking/drinking, race/ethnicity, education, and gender. While all these factors are not mutually exclusive, some could have more significant impacts based on opinion. Metropolitan areas in the United States often contain stark contrasts of income disparities, from many homeless to some of the wealthiest people in the world and everything in between. Visitors to Las Vegas, Nevada, as one particular example, may witness these stark realities as they move around the city. The variables selected are often related to the disparities observed in the urban landscape of cities such as Las Vegas. As such, the study area for this project is Las Vegas, as it has a large sample size and has well-defined boundaries. The data used are from multiple sources, including public health, census, and other open secondary data sources. This project aims to find areas of interest (AOI) that could be prime targets for intervention by public projects that could minimize these disparities.

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Human Geography

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Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

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Income Distribution and Analysis in Las Vegas, Nevada

This research project shows income distribution and compares it with variables that could be factors or indicators of that income level. The variables include smoking/drinking, race/ethnicity, education, and gender. While all these factors are not mutually exclusive, some could have more significant impacts based on opinion. Metropolitan areas in the United States often contain stark contrasts of income disparities, from many homeless to some of the wealthiest people in the world and everything in between. Visitors to Las Vegas, Nevada, as one particular example, may witness these stark realities as they move around the city. The variables selected are often related to the disparities observed in the urban landscape of cities such as Las Vegas. As such, the study area for this project is Las Vegas, as it has a large sample size and has well-defined boundaries. The data used are from multiple sources, including public health, census, and other open secondary data sources. This project aims to find areas of interest (AOI) that could be prime targets for intervention by public projects that could minimize these disparities.

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