Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
29% of low-income men lack a high school degree or equivalent
That’s three times the rate of higher-income men—and lower-income men are three times less likely to have a four-year degree.
Between 2000 and 2013, the number of extremely low-income renter households increased 38%
Plus, rents have risen since 2000, which makes securing affordable housing even harder for America’s poorest households.
53% of nonprofits with government contracts or grants froze or reduced employee salaries in 2012
Governments often limit what these nonprofits can spend on general overhead or administrative costs.
7 million people are projected to enroll in health insurance through the ACA marketplaces in 2015
Enrollment projections suggest 2015 premiums will not grow substantially over 2014’s.
The earned income tax credit delivers $60 billion a year to low-income earners
The numbers show that some of the largest and most effective anti-poverty programs are now run through the tax code.