In developing (or third world) countries, the prevalence of (a) high birth rates, (b) low age averages for childbearing, and (c) shorter lifespans can be associated with low living standards, low educational levels and low social status for women.
The following interactive visualization harnesses existing data describing global trends in population growth, lifespan, education, and literacy, in the hopes of drawing visible and meaningful correlations between these development factors. Specifically, they are focused on exploring to what degree increased educational opportunities for women correlate with later childbearing, fewer children, and increased life expectancies for family members.
The visualizations display data collected from a mix of what the United Nations considers most developed, developing, and least developed countries. Data was publically provided by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (esa.un.org), as well as by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (uis.unesco.org) Data Centre.According to the International Monetary Fund’s 2012 World Economic Outlook Report