Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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).
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.