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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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The US gained 6.2 million fewer jobs after the Great Recession than the 1980s recession

The US gained 6.2 million fewer jobs after the Great Recession than the 1980s recession

Weak job growth after the recession has contributed to historically high rates of long-term (more than six months) unemployment.

Source: 2013, Responding to Long-Term Unemployment
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In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion

Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.

Source: 2015, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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Women’s real median compensation grew by 73% from 1979 to 2013

Women's total compensation

During that same period, men’s real median compensation grew by only 13 percent.

Source: 2015, Beyond the Wage Stagnation Story
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Atlanta’s underground commercial sex economy was valued at
$290 million in 2007

Atlanta’s underground commercial sex economy was valued at $290 million in 2007

In 2007, Atlanta’s underground sex economy was nearly 2.5 times bigger than the 2013 payroll of the Atlanta Falcons.

Source: 2014, Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities
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Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50

Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50

But the trajectory of the earnings gap is shifting. For those born between 1970 and 1974,  it was that high at age 32.

Source: 2014, Educational Attainment and Earnings Inequality among US-Born Men: A Lifetime Perspective
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