Death and Economic Growth - Data Science Project
This was my final project for INFO 2950: Introduction to Data Science at Cornell University for Spring 2021.
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One of my major ideas for my project was to look at the relationship between the **Economic Growth of a Nation** and the **Leading Causes of Death in a Nation** before COVID-19. Though morbid, I think death paints a fascinating insight into a country's socioeconomic status and provides enough scope to analyze the social constructs as well as the structural and institutional constructs that may exist in the context of each country, and how that affects who is dying the most from these major causes of death.
The main question that I have chosen to explore is: *What does a Nation's trends in Economic Growth tell us about its causes of Death?*
Within this umbrella question, the questions that I want to answer are:
* Of the six countries that reported the most deaths between 1999 and 2012 (China, The United Kingdom, Australia, Uzbekistan, Portugal, and Fiji), how has each nation's economic growth trend from 1999-2012? This range is due to the limitation that Economic Data only goes up to 2012, and the turn of the century brought about a wave of global economic growth and decline that had not been seen in centuries.
* What are the leading causes of death in each nation? What is the correlation between Economic Growth (% growth in GDP) and leading causes of death, if any?
* What demographics have been impacted the most by these leading causes of death? Is this a product of the countries' societal structures, or by chance?
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