CHALLENGE: Visualizing the Return on Education

CHALLENGE: Visualizing the Return on Education

We are excited to partner with OECD in challening you to visualize the economic costs and returns on education internationally, looking at the individual and the society at large. OECD is a major producer of international education data and have just released their Education at a Glance report for 2012. Using data from this report and any other OECD publications, your task is to represent the benefits of investing in education and compare these returns across the OECD countries.

Win a trip to Paris!

The winner will be invited to attend the OECD Forum, an event discussing the most pressing issues on the international agenda with world leaders, government ministers, CEOs, heads of NGOs and other high-level speakers in Paris in May 2013.

To get started, head over to the challenge page for more details and to download the data set!

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Edward Lee's picture

Hi Daniel, thanks for the question. Focusing on just private or public returns is certainly acceptable! Choosing an interesting subset of the data is a good way to draw out a narrative in your project.

Daniel_Shannon's picture

Hi, I want to enter this competition but am slightly confused by the brief.

In this post, it says '...visualise the economic costs and returns on education internationally, looking at the individual and the society at large'. However, on the challenge page it says 'Your challenge is to visualize the economic costs and returns on education. Your design should encourage comparison across the countries, and should reveal the individual statistics that go into these indicators' without mention of whether or not we have to visualise both public and private implications.

My question, therefore, is should we visualise both the private and public economic implications of investing in education, or is it acceptable to focus on just one or the other?

Thanks.