Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
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.
$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.
$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)
Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.
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.
51% of US 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.