Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65
Data show that without policy changes, many older Americans won’t have access to needed transportation and services.
For twenty-something white women, 81% of the fertility decrease is due to declining marriage rates
The recession has accelerated a long-term decline in the proportion of married white, black, and Latina women in their twenties.
0.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate
The ACA’s employer mandate will not significantly expand coverage, and it may even have negative effects on low-wage workers.
In 2012, 37% of graduate-degree recipients had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for school
That year, 14 percent of graduate-degree recipients owed as much as $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate studies combined.
In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma
Like elsewhere, low-income children with asthma in DC face challenges accessing ongoing care.
Between 2007 and 2012, birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than 15%
In 2012, women in their twenties gave birth at by far the slowest pace of any generation of young women in US history.