Learn about global income inequality through an interactive visualization

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Inequality is a broad multifaceted concept that is impossible to reduce to a single number or visualization; to understand it better, we must look at numerous perspectives (income, wealth, education, health, access to technology, and a multitude more). Below is just a single exploration: a snapshot in time comparing the distributions of individual incomes of people within countries and across the world.

You can skip to the interactive visualization, but you will get a richer picture of the data by reading the essay first.

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