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$2,700: The global GDP threshold where democracies become more accountable and effective
A higher per capita income could be related to the quality of a governing body and degree of democracy.
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.
Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2x more likely to find a job
They also tended to live in neighborhoods with lower poverty rates, stronger housing markets, and lower health risks.
In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained
That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.
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.
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.