Keith Fray

India and China together are estimated to have 87m more males than females, while Russia has 10 m more females than males. There are 50m more males than females in the global population

Keith Fray

March 11: the day in 4 charts

By Gonzalo Viña, Public Policy Reporter

Not that millennials need another reminder of how tough life is going to be for them, but research from the Bank of England shows that the value of having a degree has fallen substantially over the last two decades.

In 1995, when the last cohorts of Generation X were graduating, a degree would have boosted earnings on average by 45 per cent relative to having no qualifications at all, the bank said. The degree premium last year had slipped to 35 per cent.

Contrary to what some say, that’s one hell of fall.

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Friday March 11: the day in 4 charts

Thursday March 10: the day in 4 charts

A new development in the controversy over how migrant numbers are counted here in the UK.

The Statistics Authority (UKSA) has written and published a damning letter in which it confirms that following its intervention the Department for Work and Pensions had a change of heart and will today publish additional information about EU migrants’ benefits and tax. Read more

Andrew Whiffin

The chances of the UK voting to remain in the EU on June 23 have risen to 70 per cent for the first time this year, according to betting market Betfair. But the figure is still well below the 80 per cent recorded last summer

Valentina Romei

Approval of the government in Britain picked up in the months leading up to the general election in May 2015. But it started dropping again in June and is now at the lowest level since June 2014, according to YouGov data.

March 9: the day in 4 charts

After a controversy involving the glaring discrepancy between how the Office for National Statistics (ONS) counts long-term migrants to the country, and the bafflingly much higher number of migrants registering to work in the country – a row which the FT Data blog has reported on herethe ONS has announced a review of how migrants are counted.

Addressing the concerns, first flagged by economist Jonathan Portes, the ONS admits it has decided to undertake a “reconciliation” of the four main sources of migration data: the International Passenger Survey, the Labour Force Survey, the Department for Work and Pensions’ data on national insurance numbers and figures on visas. Read more

March 8: the day in 4 charts

Valentina Romei

About two in three women aged 25 to 64 years old are in employment in the European Union, the highest proportion since the data series began 23 years ago. However, the EU average conceals considerable variation between regions.

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John Burn-Murdoch

The Premier League could lose its fourth Champions League berth within two years, and things will only get more difficult the year after that.

England’s top flight will be given four places in Europe’s elite club tournament next season whatever happens, but the different leagues’ rankings in Uefa’s member association coefficient rankings as they stand at the end of the current season will determine the number of berths each receives in the 2017-18 tournament. Read more

March 7: the day in 4 charts

The Chinese are buying more from abroad. Nearly three in five consumers surveyed brought foreign products online from domestic websites in the six months to November 2015, with product quality being the prime motivation.

Valentina Romei

As Japan and South Korea seek to raise birth rates, their paid paternity leave is now the most generous in the world. French and German fathers are entitled to longer leave than the OECD average, but Italy and the US lag behind.

March 4: the day in 4 charts

Today’s top stories

Valentina Romei

The number of credit institutions in the EU dropped 20 per cent in the 10 years to February 2016. The decline was steeper in France and Spain, milder in the UK and Poland, while in Ireland there are more banks now than 10 years ago.

March 3: the day in 4 charts

Valentina Romei

Renewable energy sources- particularly wind, hydro and solar- are expected to account for the biggest change in global electricity generation between 2013 and 2020, larger than that from all other sources combined, according to IEA data. Read more