Map & Data Resources

By Mike Alberti | Corporate influence, Globalization, Labor
Average hourly manufacturing production wages have languished in real terms for almost 40 years as income share at top has skyrocketed. More
By Craig Gurian | Children, Poverty
Unless you live in California, Texas, New York, or Florida...yes. And both the number of children in poverty and the child poverty rate has risen from 2002 to 2010. Racial and ethnic disparities that loomed large in 2002 are even more dramatic now. More
By Abby Ferla | Employment, Labor
General Motors and the United Auto Workers just agreed on a new four-year contract. What began as an experiment in 2007 — establishing a two-tier wage structure, with new workers having a significantly lower starting wage and maximum wage than their predecessors — has apparently become a more permanent part of the landscape (at least through 2015). Remapping Debate puts the pay levels in context with inflation-adjusted data going back 50 years. For new workers, it is worse than it has been for virtually all of that period. More
By Althea Webber, By Margaret Moslander | Reproductive health services
Remapping Debate presents three new visualizations allowing the user to review the fast-growing number of anti-abortion laws in effect at the state level, and further, to make custom assessments of the relative impact of each state's abortion-restricting efforts. More
By Abby Ferla | Education, State government
Our FY 11-12 data gathering is now complete, and we find 40 states effectively cutting aid over last four years, 19 of them by at least 10 percent. South Carolina and California cut aid by the highest percentages. More
By Althea Webber | Open government
Remapping Debate's new visualization tools, building on data from the Center for Responsive Politics, allow for a detailed examination of the increase in the number of ex-lobbyists now working as key congressional staffers from the number employed in the previous (111th) Congress. One tool allows for a detailed view of the interests — by "client," industry, and sub-industry — that each ex-lobbyist represented. The other enables the user to research in the opposite direction: selecting a “client” and identifying all of the ex-lobbyists employed in both the current or last Congress who have done that entity's bidding. More
By Mike Alberti | Gender equity, Health
While life expectancy in the country as a whole has continued to rise steadily for the last twenty years, a new study shows that life expectancy for women has actually declined during this period in 313 U.S. counties, most in the Southeast, the Southern Midwest, and Appalachia. Life expectancy for men, by contrast, only declined in six counties (although the study did find that men in these same areas tended to have worse outcomes than men elsewhere). More
By Mike Alberti | Education
An enhanced advanced version of our data visualization on education attainment. Whereas before the advanced versions only permitted the most recent data set in each subject to be compared, the new advanced versions provide historical data as well (going back into 1990s administrations of some tests). Comparison across time is now added to comparisons of subject, grade level, economic status, race, gender, and ethnicity. More