Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Women vets

h/t to the Great Lakes Naval Museum for pointing out that today in 1942 FDR signed an act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) for service in the Navy.

Which coincidentally goes with a map from our friends at the Pennsylvania State Data Center. This has the proportion of younger veterans who are women by county.  What is up with Clarion County which is showing over a third (33.7%) of veterans residing there being women, the highest of any county in the state??  Twice the proportion of Allegheny county (16.5%) and much higher than all of its neighboring counties for comparison. I have no idea why, except maybe something to do with Clarion University, but that is just a guess. Worth for someone to look into.

update: just trying to look this data up myself the Clarion data seems to stand out in just the 5 year ACS data and not some of the other datasets.  Just fyi.


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