B.C. Atlas of Child Development

bc_child_atlas.pngLast week, the University of British Columbia released a childhood development atlas that maps the factors that affect the development of young children in B.C., comparing socioeconomic factors to vulnerability patterns.

The atlas reveals some interesting patterns. From the press release:

For example, the community of Vernon has several neighbourhoods with vulnerability rates well below what would be expected based on their socio-economic circumstances. Conversely, a nearby school district (Central Okanagan) has socio-economically “advantaged” neighbourhoods with higher vulnerability rates than might be expected.

The atlas, chock-full of well-done cartograms, is available for download online here; it’s a 33-MB PDF file.