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Data

In addition to the primary data that the SEIGMA Research Team has been collecting since the start of our project, we have also been collecting an enormous amount of publicly available secondary data. These data give us a broader contextual picture of what the state of Massachusetts looks like before and during the introduction of new gambling venues. As a research team, we will use these data to triangulate and add insight into our findings from primary data that we have collected through a series of surveys. However, as these secondary data may be of interest to a broader audience we have created a series of interactive web applications. These apps will allow you to take a look at and interact with information on demographics, social variables, and economic variables statewide. Data can be viewed as tables, plots, and maps. You can also look at a particular community and compare communities to one another as well as to the state of Massachusetts and the US. Select from the list of variable categories on the left to access the apps.

Bankruptcy
Building Permits
Demographics
Educational Attainment
Employment
Household Income
Marital Status
Poverty Rates
Property Tax
Schools
Suicide Rates
Unemployment
Veteran’s Status
Rent
Property Value

All of these apps were created using Shiny, a platform available through RStudio.