Hans Rosling: Watch the end of poverty (2007 Tedtalk)

by ameetdesh on Sep 15, 2007      Category: Economics & Business Tags: economics video tedtalk

In a follow-up to his now-legendary TED2006 presentation, Hans Rosling demonstrates how developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He shows us the next generation of his Trendalyzer software -- which analyzes and displays data in amazingly accessible ways, allowing people to see patterns previously hidden behind mountains of stats. (Ten days later, he announced a deal with Google to acquire the software.) He also demos Dollar Street, a program that lets you peer in the windows of typical families worldwide living at different income levels. Be sure to watch straight through to the (literally) jaw-dropping finale.

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aaditeshwar's picture

I wonder if something similar has been done to visualize the poverty diversity in each country? How many rich people, how many poor people, etc.

ameetdesh's picture

Income level distribution charts. Found this on gapminder itself.
Note that China has a curve of different shape than everybody else. And Russia has a a-bit-too-perfect bell curve till 1990.

mohrahit's picture

Do the numbers at http://www.gapminder.org/... factor in inflation? If not, the curves may not make any sense...


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