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Children of immigrants account for nearly one-quarter of all children in the US

Children of immigrants account for nearly one-quarter of all children in the US

It continues to rise as the number of children of immigrants rises and those of native-born parents falls. 

Source: 2014, Children of Immigrants: 2011 State Trends Update
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15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years

15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years

The poverty rate was roughly as high as it has been in any year since 1965, but it lower than one might expect post-recession.

Source: 2013, Poverty in the United States
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The mean annual earnings of working youth: just under $9,500

Working youth typically earn much more than pocket change, but not enough to thrive on their own.

Source: 2015, Dropping Out and Clocking In
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In 2010, whites on average had 6x the wealth of blacks and Hispanics 

In 2010, whites on average had six times the wealth of blacks and Hispanics.

The wealth gap is growing—in 1983, the average wealth of whites was roughly five times that of blacks and Hispanics.

Source: 2013, Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation
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2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11

2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11

Focusing on the degrees awarded by four-year colleges misses much of what postsecondary institutions offer today.

Source: 2014, Higher Education Earnings Premium: Value, Variation, and Trends
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Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites

Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely to have student loan debt as whites,

Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics. 

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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