Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
$2,700: The global GDP threshold where democracies become more accountable and effective
A higher per capita income could be related to the quality of a governing body and degree of democracy.
Women are 32% more likely than men to have 4+ credit cards
Greater holding of store-branded credit cards may help explain the difference.
An estimated 55,702 nonprofits have government contracts and grants
Through contracts and grants, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.
In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion
Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.
0.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate
The ACA’s employer mandate will not significantly expand coverage, and it may even have negative effects on low-wage workers.
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.