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2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment

2012: 12.1 million kids affected by parental unemployment & underemployment

Only 36 percent of kids with unemployed parents live in families receiving unemployment insurance.

Source: 2013, Unemployment from a Child’s Perspective
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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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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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In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion

spending on children

Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.

Source: 2015, Kids’ Share 2015: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2014
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In Dallas County, revocation rates for black probationers were 55% higher than white probationers

In every study site, black probationers had substantially higher odds of revocation than white or Hispanic probationers. 

Source: 2014, Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Probation Revocation: Summary Findings and Implications from a Multisite Study
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Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences

Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences

Lowering the minimum amount of time served to 75 percent could save $1 billion over 10 years.

Source: 2013, Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System
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