Saturday, April 21, 2007
the new york times carries today an article on the rise of infant mortality rates in the south. the article suggests a causal relationship between cuts to medicaid under the bush admin and this phenomenon
i call this a great example of the "well, duh!" moment. what really interests me, though, is the way that the otherwise excellent graph provided excludes information on poverty rates, esp with regards to child poverty. i wonder about what would happen if we could include data that showed the parallel rise in child poverty rates, broken down by region and ethnic group.
so, i've been looking for other graphs online to fill in the holes, maybe we can have a little graph-tini (shaken, not stirred), so we could point with greater accuracy the obvious but not so visible.