How to measure the Return of Education? That’s the main question OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and Visualising.org would like you to answer visually, in yet another data visualization challenge.
From the challenge page:
The importance of education is little disputed, but really understanding the complex interplay between education and society is exceedingly difficult. As part of their commitment to promoting policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world, the OECD publishes a wide range of statistics and indicators on educational systems and learning outcomes. By looking at data across the 34 OECD countries, as well as selected non-member countries, comparative analysis can reveal trends and insights crucial to shaping policy and improving well-being through education.
The data to be used in this competition comes from the OECD’s Education at a Glance report for 2012. Besides the $2500 cash prize, the winner will also have the opportunity to attend the OECD Forum, to be held in Paris in May 2013. The deadline for submissions is November, 2. The final result will be announced a couple of weeks later.