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57% of student debt holders are worried they may be unable to repay

57% of student debt holders are worried they may be unable to repay

Women, the underemployed, and people with low incomes or financially dependent children are more likely to have repayment anxiety.

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

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.

Source: 2013, Investors and Housing Markets in Las Vegas: A Case Study
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About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government

About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government

One of the goals of housing finance reform is to increase the supply of private risk capital in the housing market. 

Source: 2014, Johnson Crapo GSE Discussion Draft: A Few Suggestions for Improvement
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The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930

The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930

By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.

Source: 2012, The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
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43.6% of patients in Sierra Leone could walk to a health clinic in 30 minutes or less in 2011

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.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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3 percentage points: The amount the tax code cut poverty in 2012 through refundable credits

3 percentage points: The amount the tax code cut poverty in 2012 through refundable credits

Spending through the tax code resulted in nearly twice the poverty reduction as SNAP and TANF spending.

Source: 2014, The War on Poverty Moves to the Tax Code
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