GapMinder.org: Data comparisons between the “developed” and “developing” countries

I discovered the GapMinder.org through TED.

This projects analyzes the actual global patterns and trends worldwide, debunking many “Western” misconceptions.

If you play around with the data, you will begin to understand that many of the “facts” regarding the “developed” vs. “developing” countries are actually myths.  The differences between these two groups have almost been eliminated.  In the 21st century,  the new socioeconomic variations will become more evident and pronounced between urban and suburban/rural areas within the same country (as opposed to existing between entire countries and regions).  A major city in the United States might have more in common with another metropolis in South America or Asia than it will with its surrounding suburbs.  (Income inequality, standard of living indexes, infrastructure quality, etc.)

 

Gapminder.org

Gapminder.org

Click here to see the data evolve live.

Click here to see the data evolve live.

 

One response to “GapMinder.org: Data comparisons between the “developed” and “developing” countries

  1. Another site that depicts graphs is here: http://knoema.com/UNCTADPOP2014Apr/total-population-annual-1950-2050-april-2014?location=1003230-mercosur-mercado-com%C3%BAn-sudamericano. I should use this for urban population rates in various countries and groups of countries.

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