Bloomberg Visual Data
Interactive DataViz: Who Marries Whom
Here is another example of excellent data visualization work from one of the winners in the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016.
This one was a BRONZE award winner in the Interactive category. If you click on the image below, you will be redirected to the actual article on the Bloomberg site.
Who marries whom
The authors scanned data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey—which covers 3.5 million households—to find out how people are pairing up.
Adam Pearce & Dorothy Gambrell
Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016
This Chart Shows Who Marries CEOs, Doctors, Chefs and Janitors
When it comes to falling in love, it’s not just fate that brings people together—sometimes it’s their jobs. We scanned data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey—which covers 3.5 million households—to find out how people are pairing up. Some of the matches seemed practical (the most common marriage is between grade-school teachers), and others had us questioning Cupid’s aim (why do female dancers have a thing for male welders?). High-earning women (doctors, lawyers) tend to pair up with their economic equals, while middle- and lower-tier women often marry up. In other words, female CEOs tend to marry other CEOs; male CEOs are OK marrying their secretaries.