Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment
Only 36 percent of kids with unemployed parents live in families receiving unemployment insurance.
43.6% of patients in Sierra Leone could walk to a health clinic in 30 minutes or less in 2011
This statistic is up from just under 30 percent in 2005.
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.
In 2010, whites on average had 6x 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.
By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater
During the housing crisis, Las Vegas saw the highest levels of foreclosure and price collapse of any American metro.
Texas has just one immigrant legal-aid nonprofit for every 41,250 undocumented clients
Nationally, at least 684 nonprofits provide some form of legal aid to immigrants; if reform passes, that won’t be enough.