200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

We talk here and there on this blog about nice ways of visualizing inequality. Here is a nice four minute BBC video with Swedish academic Hans Rosling who provides a narrative presentation of the life expectancy and income graph across countries and over time. You’ve probably seen some of these graphics before on Gapminder, or at least seen the Preston curve, but this is a fun and I think original take on it.

This video also proves once and for all that Swedes are not boring.

Bonus: Here is flowing data’s 10 best visualizations of the year.

About Brendan Saloner

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program. I completed a PhD in health policy at Harvard in 2012. My current research focuses on children's health, public programs, racial/ethnic disparities, and mental health. I am also interested in justice and health care.
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