Data in the News is part of TeachingWithData.org, a portal of teaching and learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social science curriculum in both K-12 and Post-Secondary settings.
Here, we highlight current events and news articles and the data they reference.
In a recent report of the Gallup-Healthways Well-being
Index, a survey conducted by landline or cell phone interview between January 1
and July 25, 2013 of a random sample of 101,195 American adults who have
depression, Alyssa Brown and Kyley McGeeney say that "being unemployed, out of
the workforce, or working part-time but wanting to work full-time are strong
indicators of depression."
Respondents who report being out of the workforce are the
most likely to be depressed (16.6%), followed by those who report being
unemployed (11.4%) and part-time workers who prefer full-time work (10.6%).