Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012
In the United States, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.
In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion
Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.
In 2010, 23% of working parents with kids under age 13 worked outside regular daytime schedules
Workers whose schedules don’t fit into the 9 to 5 traditional workday have special child care needs.
The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930
By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.
2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11
Focusing on the degrees awarded by four-year colleges misses much of what postsecondary institutions offer today.
15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years
The poverty rate was roughly as high as it has been in any year since 1965, but it lower than one might expect post-recession.