Data mining

Map illustrates gender disparities around the globe

The number of men and women living on the planet is almost even-steven, but when it comes to the distribution of the genders, there are some major disparities depending on where you live. According to the latest data from the U.N., there are 101.8 men on earth for every 100 women. But in places like countries that used to comprise the former U.S.S.R., women greatly outnumber men. The gender makeup of the U.S. population is very close to even — 98.3 men for every 100 women, and the nation has skewed female since at least 1950. Earlier this year, a data scientist developed a nifty map GIF that shows how the American population ages and the effects aging has on the nation’s gender makeup. Of course, in some countries, men far outnumber women — and there are some explanations for why certain places see such gender disparities.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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