After reading an interesting piece of news titled ‘1 in 4 children in US raised by a single parent‘ I decided to explore recent OECD statistical data in more detail. Being the data geek I am, I was more than happy to find that OECD created very nice and easy-to-use visualization interfaces for many data sets related to the welfare of children:

OECD Data Visulization - Children in Poor Homes

OECD Data visualization - Children in Poor Homes

From average disposable income to inequality in literacy, from infant mortality rates to public spending figures for early childhood, it is possible to dive into the world of data and see how good your country does, compare it with other countries and learn more about the parameters OECD considers worth recording for analyzing childhood welfare.

My greatest gratitude goes to people who collected those data sets, made them available online and spent many hours on creating such a powerful interface for visualizing the data. If you want to have a brief overview of OECD statistics you may visit ‘OECD Statistics from A to Z – Beta version‘ web site.

Were you surprised by results? Did you find something unintuitive or did you discover some very interesting facts related to children? Feel free to comment and share!