Classroom Teaching Activities - Using FRED
The following examples were developed by participants in the Teaching Professors Conference at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank in November, 2012. We welcome your contributions to this library of classroom activities.
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- Structural Changes in Male/Female Differences in Unemployment Rates Over Time - In this case, students will learn how shifting time horizons can change the expectations for gaps in the data. They will look at gender differences in the unemployment rate first over the last 30 years and then for the entire post-war period. Students will find that whereas over the shorter time span women have experienced significantly lower unemployment rates than men, the reverse was true prior to 1980.