First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Aidan WalravenFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Khawaja Mamun Professor Michael Gorman

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

September 21, 2019 marked the day that a 16 year old Swedish girl would help "fan the flame" on the already controversial topics of Climate Change, and environmental awareness in the United States of America. Greta Thunberg arrival in the U.S.A had shocked many Americans at how other countries view them in terms of how they take care of their environment. However her speech was not not the first nor the last time pollution had been brought before the eyes of the globe. For years, economists, politicians, and those of the general American populous had been rigorously debating the topic for well over a decade now. But it is not like strides have been made already: higher littering fines, introduction of recycling to public schools, and the replacement of plastic in everyday products with materials that are both biodegradable and sustainable. That being said, many disregard these debates because of a preexisting mindset that being environmentally conscious has no real impact on them or the people they care about. To test this from a "micro" scale, I had conducted research on how the number of disability claims correlate with the amount of pollution in certain states. The data collected was then compared to the total population of the state to determine the percentage of SSI and SSDI claims a state has both received and approved, and how that may relate to pollution trends in the area.

College and Major available

Business Economics, Finance

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

EC-491-A Quantitative Methods, Khawaja Mamun

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Aidan Walraven:

  • Finance and Business Economics Double Major
  • Honors and Business Analytics Minor
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2020

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Additional files include a narrated PowerPoint, data sets, and graphics

Recording.m4a (11716 kB)
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Research Data (1) 2020.xlsx (8902 kB)
Disability Claims Data Set

Research Data (2) 2020.xlsx (169680 kB)
AQI Data Set

Research Final Master.xlsx (1020 kB)
Growth Rates, Regression Models, and Graphs

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Geoimpairment: How Pollution Has Affected Disability in the United States

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September 21, 2019 marked the day that a 16 year old Swedish girl would help "fan the flame" on the already controversial topics of Climate Change, and environmental awareness in the United States of America. Greta Thunberg arrival in the U.S.A had shocked many Americans at how other countries view them in terms of how they take care of their environment. However her speech was not not the first nor the last time pollution had been brought before the eyes of the globe. For years, economists, politicians, and those of the general American populous had been rigorously debating the topic for well over a decade now. But it is not like strides have been made already: higher littering fines, introduction of recycling to public schools, and the replacement of plastic in everyday products with materials that are both biodegradable and sustainable. That being said, many disregard these debates because of a preexisting mindset that being environmentally conscious has no real impact on them or the people they care about. To test this from a "micro" scale, I had conducted research on how the number of disability claims correlate with the amount of pollution in certain states. The data collected was then compared to the total population of the state to determine the percentage of SSI and SSDI claims a state has both received and approved, and how that may relate to pollution trends in the area.