Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In developing countries, 50% to 70% of local government expenses are wages for employees
This, paired with absent employees and poor performance, can lead to inefficient local government organization.
57%: Average decline in uninsurance rates in seven cities in states that expanded Medicaid
In seven cities in states that did not expand Medicaid, the average decline was only 30 percent.
18% of LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex dislike “everything” about trading sex
For many respondents, trading sex seemed like the most effective way to meet their basic needs, like food and shelter.
In 2013, households headed by adults ages 65 and older devoted 28% of their spending to housing
That’s more than twice as much as these adults spent on health care.
76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012
46 million people received SNAP benefits in 2012, making the $72 billion program a key part of the social safety net.
FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today
Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.