Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
At the recession’s peak, 13 million kids lived in families with at least one unemployed parent
Job loss can hurt children’s school performance, as observed in lower math scores, poor attendance, and risk of grade repetition.
64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs
After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.
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.
1.3 million veterans—10%— lacked health insurance in 2010
Nearly half of uninsured veterans had incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid in states that accepted ACA expansion.
Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites
Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics.
Tax policy accounts for 40% of federal investments in children
Tax provisions such as the EITC, child tax credit, and dependent exemption make up the largest portion of spending on children.