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Population-Weighted Wealth Mapping

This tutorial will guide the user through the creation of population-weighted wealth maps and statistics for administrative areas of interest. After an explanation of micro-level wealth and population estimates, the user will learn to obtain this data for a country of interest alongside the boundaries for the country's administrative areas. These population and wealth data are next joined by location, aggregated to administrative areas, and the wealth data weighted by population. The user is finally guided through validation of their results and exporting the results as maps and tabular statistics. Throughout, the user will be introduced to widely useful Python packages and code as well as Google Earth Engine, a powerful tool for analyzing geographic and satellite imagery.

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Author(s) Natalie Ayers, with contributing author Emily Aiken
Last Updated April 6, 2022, 23:59 (UTC)
Created September 12, 2021, 02:39 (UTC)
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Date 2021-09-13
Content Type Training Materials
Primary Category Demographics & Socioeconomics
Sub Category Socioeconomics
Country Name Global, Jordan
Associated Datasets Relative Wealth Index (; Population Density Maps (; WorldPop (; GADM (; FAO GAUL 2015 (; Demographic and Health Surveys (
Publishing Organization Center For Effective Global Action