Tag: gender

Why data is a feminist issue

5 March was International Open Data Day. 6 March was Mother’s Day in the UK and Ireland. Today, 8 March,… Read more »

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Hackathons Have a Gender Problem

Making hackathons more appealing to female audiences could help get more women into cybersecurity. Image by WOCinTech Chat/Flickr Just less than one-third of American doctors are women, as are just more than one-third of American lawyers. Yet women make up just

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Most affluent man now outlives the average woman for the first time

Men in the highest professions are outliving the average woman in England and Wales for the first time. Research on life expectancy by socioeconomic position between 2007 and 2011 revealed that men in the most advantaged group of higher managerial

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Sexual identity in the UK 2014

The Integrated Household Survey specifically provides data on sexual identity and smoking prevalence, which allows academics, government departments, and other stakeholders to provide evidence for planning, policy and monitoring purposes. See below five facts about sexual identity in the UK,

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The State Of Women-Owned Businesses In The U.S.

The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) just released its most recent analysis of preliminary U.S. Census data. The snapshot it provides on the state of women-owned businesses shows definitive growth. In a teleconference, NWBC’s chairwoman Carla Harris outlined the highlights.

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Rethinking the population pyramid

Originally published on 14 July 2015 If you’ve ever browsed the U.S. Census population statistics pages, you’ve no doubt come across the famous population pyramid that they so frequently use to display the distribution of the U.S. population by age

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Use the Baby Name Explorer to find out when your name was popular

Around the same time I was working on the Name Age Calculator, I developed a simple tool to visualize trends in American baby names. Ever inventive, I named this web app the U.S. Baby Name Explorer. The idea behind the

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The Shared Economy, Disaggregated Data And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff

Living Cities has been working to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in America’s cities for close to 25 years now. Our diverse portfolio gives us a unique vantage point to identify trends and accelerate the uptake of promising

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How well do Google image results represent reality? Comparing occupational census data against web-based search results

      Images are a powerful medium for reflecting reality and also identifying bias. For example, how well do Google image search results of gender-neutral professions match the reality of the workforce? Oliver Duke-Williams of UK Data Service Census Support, digs in to 2011 census

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Gender equality in Italy: politics, business, and labor

Openpolis, a political watchdog in Italy, published a “MiniDossier” that uses data journalism to analyze gender equality in Italy. The main focus of the work is on the distribution of leadership roles between men and women. Two different topics of interest

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