Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving
Gains of $769 million from new, current, and previously lapsed donors were nearly canceled out by losses of $735 million.
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.
Today, Gen X and Gen Y have less wealth than their parents did at that age 25 years ago
Why? The foreclosure crisis was key, with home equity falling 65 percent from 2007-10 among Gen X and Y.
Only 1% of students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2004 had accumulated up to $50,000 in debt
By 2008, the number rose to 3 percent; by 2012, it was up to 10 percent.
Those with bachelor’s degrees earn 79% more than high school grads
There are many ways to assess education’s payoff, but the earnings gap for all those wanting employment is vast.
The federal gas tax has held steady at 18.4 cents since 1995
Though the federal gas tax hasn’t changed, the average state gas tax has ranged from 21 to 29 cents per gallon since 2000.