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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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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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51% of out-of-school working youth work 40 weeks of the year or more

During working weeks, these youth work an average of 31 hours.

Source: 2015, Dropping Out and Clocking In
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In 2010, whites on average had 6x the wealth of blacks and Hispanics 

In 2010, whites on average had six times the wealth of blacks and Hispanics.

The wealth gap is growing—in 1983, the average wealth of whites was roughly five times that of blacks and Hispanics.

Source: 2013, Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation
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By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater

During the housing crisis, Las Vegas saw the highest levels of foreclosure and price collapse of any American metro.

Source: 2013, Investors and Housing Markets in Las Vegas: A Case Study
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Texas has just one immigrant legal-aid nonprofit for every 41,250 undocumented clients

Texas has just one immigrant legal-aid nonprofit for every 41,250 undocumented clients

Nationally, at least 684 nonprofits provide some form of legal aid to immigrants; if reform passes, that won’t be enough.

Source: 2013, Immigrant Legal-Aid Organizations in the United States
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