Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has developed a series of data visualizations examining the differences in age distributions between countries. The visualizations portray a a stark contrast between developing or war-torn countries like Niger, where 50.1 percent of the population is under 14 years old, and developed countries like Germany where only 13.1 percent of the country is under 14. RFE/RL is a news media organization devoted to providing uncensored news and information in countries where free press is banned or restricted.
Visualizing Countries’ Populations by Age
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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