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DC Action for Children

This initiative collects and publishes data on the welfare of children living in Washington DC.

This initiative collects and publishes data on the welfare of children living in Washington DC, with the aim of helping social organizations better understand the needs of their target groups. Together with the experts from DataKind, they also managed to create an interactive map of the city, showing the living conditions in various areas according to various factors. This analysis provided answers to certain questions: what relationship does average income or the number of single mothers have to school grades and youth unemployment? Is there a correlation between the number of grocery stores and gang violence? One pattern stood out in particular in the analysis: in areas with a good primary school infrastructure, pupils did twice as well in arithmetic and reading than those in areas without kindergartens and primary schools. On the back of this, the mayor introduced new legislation, stating that investments were to be made in primary schools for the whole city.

Statstics for Washington

Mapping

Plotting data on maps: Who is doing what and, above all, where?

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