Black and White America compared as if they were countries

May 5, 2015

The Economist made a simple yet effective comparison of Black America and White America against metrics of countries that are part of the Human Development Index and the OECD. In incarcerations and homicides, you see Black America (red line) at and towards the bottom.

Black America as a country

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Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.