Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
Pimps in Washington, DC, had average weekly cash incomes of $11,588 between 2005 and 2011
The estimated revenues of America’s underground sex economies range from $39.9 million in Denver to $290 million in Atlanta.
In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65
Data show that without policy changes, many older Americans won’t have access to needed transportation and services.
50% of all US babies born in 2010 were nonwhite
Among the 100 most populous metropolitan areas, 15 are already “majority-minority.”
Over 1/3 of depressed low-income mothers haven’t seen a doctor or taken meds for their depression
Uninsured mothers are less likely to receive treatment: 49.4 percent got no treatment, compared with 33.1 percent of insured.
2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11
Focusing on the degrees awarded by four-year colleges misses much of what postsecondary institutions offer today.
A combination of policies would reduce New York City’s poverty rate by nearly 69%
Promising policies include transitional jobs, earnings supplements, a higher minimum wage, increased SNAP benefits, and more.