Charts of the week: Inclusive digital cities; Syrian refugee children not in school; digital mobility jobs

By Fred Dews

Here is this week’s selection of charts, graphs, or maps from Brookings experts’ research.

EIGHT INCLUSIVE DIGITAL CITIES, FROM COAST-TO-COAST

Jacob Whiton and Alan Berube of the Metropolitan Policy Program document eight U.S. metropolitan areas that are not only digital, but inclusive as well. These areas, they write, “offer glimpses of the promise tech holds for contributing to inclusive prosperity.”

Map - 8 digitally inclusive cities

 

ABOUT 2 OUT OF 5 SCHOOL-AGED SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN ARE OUT OF SCHOOL

In a post on Brookings’s Future Development blog, World Bank researchers break down the numbers of refugees and asylum seekers worldwide, and the number of them who are children. For Syrian refugee children in neighboring states, 40 percent of the 1.7 million are out of school, a “situation that portends further social challenges for host countries and for Syria as refugees return.”

 

DIGITAL MOBILITY JOBS EMPLOY ABOUT 9.5 MILLION WORKERS

The Metropolitan Policy Program’s Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer examine who really would be impacted by autonomous vehicles (AVs) and say that it goes beyond only driving occupations. “All told,” they write, “we estimate that more than 9.5 million workers across 329 occupations in 2017—or more than 1 out of every 20 workers nationally—are likely directly exposed to changes in their work due to AVs and other digitalization. Most of these workers are not even drivers.”Workers in digital mobility by occupation category

 

 

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