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20% to 50%: The variation in how much money trickles down to local public sectors

20% to 50%: The variation in how much money trickles down to local public sectors

Research indicates that more money in a local public sector appeared to increase a government’s effectiveness.

Source: 2013, Analyzing the Role of the Local Public Sector in Achieving Sustainable Development: Does More Spending at the Local Level Result in Better Development Outcomes?
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For twenty-something white women, 81% of the fertility decrease is due to declining marriage rates

The recession has accelerated a long-term decline in the proportion of married white, black, and Latina women in their twenties.

Source: 2015, Millennial Childbearing and the Recession
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$669,000,000+: The total hospital costs for gunshot wounds in 2010

In 2010, 14.4 out of 100,000 US residents sought treatment for a gunshot wound. The uninsured represent up to 59% of the costs.

Source: 2014, State Variation in Hospital Use and Cost of Firearm Assault Injury, 2010
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$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)

Wealth increase

Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.

Source: 2015, Worlds Apart: Inequality between America’s Most and Least Affluent Neighborhoods
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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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51% of US low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage

51% of U.S. low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage

Nineteen percent of low-income men report fair or poor health vs. 4.9 percent among higher-income men ages 18–44.

Source: 2013, The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men
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