Graphs FAQ

Below explains how to navigate through the website and interpret WID.world graphs (more coming soon).

Global inequality data are presented in three different ways:

  1. World Page – Compare inequality between countries on an interactive world map
  2. Country Page – Follow the evolution of inequality within countries with user-friendly graphs
  3. Data Page – Download the open-access datasets

1. WORLD PAGE

The world page allows you to compare economic indicators across different countries or world regions.

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The image below shows how to select key indicators, add/delete countries on the time series graph (the one at the bottom), switch from a unit to another  (for instance from a currency to another) and switch from an indicator to another (from average per capita value to a national total value).

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The image below shows how to add/delete countries on the time series graph (the one at the bottom) from the column of the left hand side, select indicators, export graph/map, download the underlying data of the graph/map and view sources and informations of the underlying series. It also shows how to zoom in/out of the map and change the year of data displayed in the map.

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2. COUNTRY PAGE

The country page allows you to compare a country’s economic indicators in graphs.

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The image below shows how to add/delete indicators, add/delete countries to the graph (the one at the bottom), switch from a unit another  (for instance from a currency to another), switch from an indicator to another (from average per capita value to a national total value), customise the graph, export graph, download the underlying data, view sources and information of the selected indicators and view methodological notes.

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The image below shows how to add a time series to the graph from “MORE INDICATORS”

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3. DATA PAGE

The data page allows you to view and download time series data in a table.

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There are 5 steps to downloading a dataset.

First, select indicators from the column on the left hand side:

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Third, select years from the column on the left hand side. After selecting indicators, areas and years, you can retrieve the selected data.

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Fifth, view and download the selected data to your computer.

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In progress…