Web developer Ri Liu has developed an interactive data visualization to observe global gender inequality over time as measured by participation in the workforce, educational outcomes, and presence in government, and income levels. Liu’s interactive visualization, called “Close the Gap”, uses data from the United Nation’s 2014 Human Development Report on 161 different countries from 1990 to 2013. Liu created “Close the Gap” to call more attention to gender disparities, which she believes lack sufficient well-designed visualizations to properly understand the problem.
Comparing Global Gender Inequality
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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