Inequality & Mass Transit in the Bay Area

A recent feature in The New Yorker juxtaposed New York City’s subway stops with their residents’ incomes. Like NYC, San Francisco has people of both extreme poverty and wealth, often living toe-to-toe. We wondered how those graphs would look in our neck of the woods. The results show the Bay Area’s economic inequality and its relationship with transit and urban form.

roomthily:

Lives on the Line - life expectancy and childhood poverty as a tube map

roomthily:

Lives on the Line - life expectancy and childhood poverty as a tube map

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How did the risk of falling into poverty change across EU nations between 2005 and 2010?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) now create their own interactive visualisations to accompany statistical releases. This one shows the ‘at-risk-of-poverty’ rate across the EU from 2005-2010. Use the slider to view rates for a specific year or press the ‘play’ button to watch changes in risk levels play out over time. Click here to see more graphics from the ONS.

How did the risk of falling into poverty change across EU nations between 2005 and 2010?

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) now create their own interactive visualisations to accompany statistical releases. This one shows the ‘at-risk-of-poverty’ rate across the EU from 2005-2010. Use the slider to view rates for a specific year or press the ‘play’ button to watch changes in risk levels play out over time. Click here to see more graphics from the ONS.

Posted 2 years ago
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Of Poverty and the Unequal Distribution of Wealth

Infovis about USA poverty designed for a small Flowing Data contest  (winner).  The visualization has many flaws but it was an experiment for the MA  thesis I’m writing about Information visualization and data consistency.

Of Poverty and the Unequal Distribution of Wealth

Infovis about USA poverty designed for a small Flowing Data contest (winner). The visualization has many flaws but it was an experiment for the MA thesis I’m writing about Information visualization and data consistency.

Posted 2 years ago
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azspot:

Deep Poverty on the Rise

azspot:

Deep Poverty on the Rise

Reblogged 2 years ago from azspot
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secretrepublic:

The Suburbanization of Poverty: An Infographic

secretrepublic:

The Suburbanization of Poverty: An Infographic

Reblogged 2 years ago from secretrepublic
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The Opportunity Gap

goodneighborsusa:

“The opportunity gap disproportionately impacts students of color who come from low-income backgrounds. The demographic inequalities black and Hispanic students in the United States face in comparison to their white peers put them at a disadvantage before they even enter school. When combined with the educational disparities known as the achievement gap, students of color often have to overcome more challenges to have an equal chance at life’s opportunities.”

visualturn:

“Poverty is a more powerful influence on test scores than value added by teachers and schools.” University of Texas physics Prof. Michael Marden’s visualization of the correlation between low SAT scores, poverty, and race.

visualturn:

“Poverty is a more powerful influence on test scores than value added by teachers and schools.” University of Texas physics Prof. Michael Marden’s visualization of the correlation between low SAT scores, poverty, and race.

Reblogged 3 years ago from visualturn
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A History of Poverty: Charting International Development Over Time

The Christian Aid ‘History of Poverty'  [povertyover.com] is a quite sophisticated and 3D-esque world map that  reveals the development of countries over the last few hundred years in  terms of poverty. An annotated timeline provides some interaction  possibilities with the data.
Where possible, the poverty scale is representative of the United Nations Development Programmes’ human development index (HDI). This HDI is a weighted index of GDP per capita, life expectancy  (as indicator of health), literacy rates and school enrolment rates  (indicators of education). Where UN data was not available, they have  drawn from other sources including United Nations, World Bank  development indicators, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and  Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics, and Task Force  on Higher Education and Society.

A History of Poverty: Charting International Development Over Time

The Christian Aid ‘History of Poverty' [povertyover.com] is a quite sophisticated and 3D-esque world map that reveals the development of countries over the last few hundred years in terms of poverty. An annotated timeline provides some interaction possibilities with the data.

Where possible, the poverty scale is representative of the United Nations Development Programmes’ human development index (HDI). This HDI is a weighted index of GDP per capita, life expectancy (as indicator of health), literacy rates and school enrolment rates (indicators of education). Where UN data was not available, they have drawn from other sources including United Nations, World Bank development indicators, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics, and Task Force on Higher Education and Society.

Posted 3 years ago
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Poverty in Rural America

Few issues touch me as much as rural poverty.  Because most of us live  in cities, and because rural poverty looks quite different than urban  poverty, it is hard for us to see it. When we do see it, it’s hard to  empathize with it because many don’t quite understand it.  It’s a much  more hidden, but trapping kind of poverty, and it infects our  countryside “from sea to shining sea.” 

Poverty in Rural America

Few issues touch me as much as rural poverty.  Because most of us live in cities, and because rural poverty looks quite different than urban poverty, it is hard for us to see it. When we do see it, it’s hard to empathize with it because many don’t quite understand it.  It’s a much more hidden, but trapping kind of poverty, and it infects our countryside “from sea to shining sea.” 

Posted 3 years ago
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