Monday, March 2, 2009

Illustrating The Wage Gap

Here's something really, really cool from the New York Times: an interactive scatter plot graph demonstrating the wage gap between women and men. Being a graph, it doesn't delve too deeply into the hows or whys except for in a few broad cases (like the differences in salaries for professors), but it is still educational - and fun to use. I personally like the "putting the mouse over the dot" feature, and the fact that you can clear all but one category from the screen for easier analysis. Overall, I'm thinking this goes down as an awesome.


MediaMaven said...

I saw this in the Times, and immediately thought of you.

petpluto said...

Ha! I have to tell you though, it took me a couple of seconds to figure out how to work it.