Canada used to pride itself in being number one in gender equality. This has, however, dramatically changed and by 2016, Canada fell down to the 35th place. For every Dollar a man makes a woman makes 74 cents per average. Recently, the disproportion of women in low-wage jobs has been named as a possible reason.
Data from the Government of Ontario, however, shows that even in high earning positions, and when women and men with similarly high positions are compared, men earn significantly more than women. Continue reading
Data Science can be self-taught to a large extent. Books, online courses, events and conferences can help acquiring most of the necessary skills (see our previous article How to Become a Data Scientist). And while a portfolio that showcases analyses and codes is currently often enough proof for the skill set, it can still be … Continue reading
Data scientists can work in a variety of companies ranging from those for whom data are their major product such as LinkedIn, AirBnB or Uber, to those for whom data are a by-product to increase their business – for example to analyze online traffic, marketing or find new insights. With the multitude of job descriptions … Continue reading
Torontonians who use public transit for their commute spend an average of 113 minutes to get to and from work every day. This can be frustrating, especially when the transport system of Toronto is compared to other cities. The Data Journalist gathered data on fast and slow trains. The fastest train link is in China, … Continue reading
Even in high-income countries, wealth and income are distributed unequally. With a median household income of over 60000 CAD per year in Canada, it seems it should be possible that everyone could live a decent life. But even people who do have a steady income often live in fear of losing their job and existence, … Continue reading
With a growing number of people, we will have to produce more and more food in the future. This is only possible if we have enough water for agriculture. In order to estimate whether there will be more or less water in the future – that is whether soil moisture will change – we have to understand how this variable changed in the past. And what the reasons for these changes were. Continue reading
CO2 concentrations and temperatures are expected to continue to rise in the future. The Data Journalist calculated and illustrated what that means for us. Continue reading