Maps

A break from our regular programming.

I love maps. They are a great way to communicate research results of a spatial/geographical nature. One of the best examples of this I’ve seen of this is the Equal Opportunity Project.

This map from the Equal Opportunity Project shows differences in inter-generational mobility. Lighter colors represent areas where children from low-income families are more likely to move up in the income distribution. The EOP own this image, so please go take a look at their site.

Run out of Harvard University, this project looks at inter-generational income mobility, both over time and across geographic areas (in this case metropolitan areas/counties). This highlights the variation in income mobility across different parts of the United States. An interactive map showing the results of their research developed by the New York Times is available here. If you’re like me and love this stuff, I suggest you check it out.

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