Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion
Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.
In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion
Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.
51% of out-of-school working youth work 40 weeks of the year or more
During working weeks, these youth work an average of 31 hours.
ARMs accounted for as much as 29% of new originations during the peak of the housing bubble
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) fell to a historic low of 1 percent in 2009, and now consist of 6 percent of total originations.
75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform
The trust fund will run dry in the mid-2030s, but even if we take no action young workers will still get most of their benefits.
$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)
Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.