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6.2 million kids were living with at least one unemployed parent in an average month in 2012

6.2 million kids were living with at least one unemployed parent in an average month in 2012

Studies show that having an unemployed parent can affect children’s development and well-being.

Source: 2013, Unemployment from a Child’s Perspective
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Potential Asian homebuyers are shown 18.8% fewer units than white homeseekers

Potential Asian homebuyers are shown 18.8% fewer units than white homeseekers

Minority homeseekers are told about and shown fewer homes and apartments than whites.

Source: 2013, Housing Discrimination against Racial and Ethnic Minorities 2012: Executive Summary
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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.

Source: 2015, Millennial Childbearing and the Recession
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2 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position

2 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position

But jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are projected to grow faster than overall job growth over the next 10 years.

Source: 2012, Labor Market and Demographic Analysis: A National Picture of Short-term Employment Growth by Skill
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$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013

That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).

Source: 2014, Debt in America
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95% of charities reporting $50,000+ in revenue in 2008 were still operational in 2012

95% of charities reporting $50,000+ in revenue in 2008 were still operational in 2012

The recession had a relatively modest effect on nonprofit survival: before the recession, the “death” rate was 4.3 percent.

Source: 2013, The Impact of the Great Recession on the Number of Charities
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