Living a life of labor in Bolivia - Shiny Contest Submission

Living a life of labor in Bolivia

Authors: Rui Su, Carla Cristina Solis Uehara

Abstract: The Life of Labor project is an inquiry into the intersecting socioeconomic structures that shape countless people's life trajectories in the Bolivian society, including but not limited to gender, geography, disability, indigenous identity, etc.

Full Description: The Life of Labor project germinated as an inquiry into the dynamics of gender and labor in Bolivia. In particular, we hoped to explore women's work conditions: why so many of them were not getting paid for their labor, and what other disparities existed between women and men. Before we realized, our initial probe flourished into something much more ambitious: to investigate the intersecting socioeconomic structures that shaped countless people's life trajectories in the Bolivian society, including but not limited to gender, geography, disability, indigenous identity, etc. Ultimately, this project not only provides a data-informed perspective of various hierarchies and challenges in Bolivia, but also serves as an example of how complex social issues could be disentangled, represented, and communicated through data, while respecting the rich lived experiences of everyday Bolivians.
This app is created by Rui Su and Carla Cristina Solis Uehara, members of the GFDRR analytics team at the World Bank. We are indebted to our colleagues--Brian Walsh, Onimi Jademi, and everyone else on the social resilience team--for their helpful advice and continuous camaraderie.


Keywords: survey, Bolivia, social science, inequality, poverty, data visualization, random forest, storytelling, stats
Shiny app: Living a life of labor in Bolivia
Repo: GitHub - ccsuehara/bolivia_labor: Code for the shiny app developed by @rosemaryturtle and @ccsuehara
RStudio Cloud: RStudio Cloud

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