The purpose of this assignment is to understand the income thresholds for households with and without access to the internet. To understand the threshold I needed to open the 2014 PUMAS dataset for NYS and look for the household income code and access to the internet. The results, using the 2014 PUMAS dataset for NYS, for the income range for households with internet and a subscription was 38825 to 121700. The result for the income range for households with internet and no subscription was 21437.5 to 82550. The result for income range for households without internet was 13200 to 46700. From this data, you can clearly see that the income range from those with internet and those without internet is different and huge. Household incomes that generate more money tend to have internet access and those that do not generate as much do not have access to the internet.
For this assignment we had to understand the income threshold for households with access to the internet and without, across NYS to fall within key percentiles. There are three problems I’m addressing in my report. First, the income range that a household needs to fall within to have an income greater than 25% but less than 75%. Secondly, the income difference between the upper 10% of households. The last problem I’m solving is the income difference between the lower 10% of households.
MATERIALS & METHODS
The materials needed to solve these problems is the 2014 PUMAS dataset for NYS because it contains the household incomes for those with access to the internet with a subscription, access to the internet without a subscription, and households without access to the internet. When looking at the 2014 PUMAS dataset you need to know which data you need, for this assignment, we needed look into the PUMAS dictionary to get the right code so we know which column of data to take. The two columns were coded ACCESS (internet access) and HINCP (household income). After...