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78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less

That number is up from 68 percent in 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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53% of nonprofits with government contracts or grants froze or reduced employee salaries in 2012

53% of nonprofits with government contracts or grants froze or reduced employee salaries in 2012

Governments often limit what these nonprofits can spend on general overhead or administrative costs.

Source: 2014, National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles
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2 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position

2 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position

But jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are projected to grow faster than overall job growth over the next 10 years.

Source: 2012, Labor Market and Demographic Analysis: A National Picture of Short-term Employment Growth by Skill
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In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving

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.

Source: 2013, 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
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1 in 4 dating teens reports being digitally victimized by a partner

1 in 4 dating teens reports being digitally victimized by a partner

Victims of digital abuse and harassment are more likely to be physically abused, psychologically abused, and sexually coerced.

Source: 2013, Teen Dating Abuse and Harassment in the Digital World: Implications for Prevention and Intervention
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FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.

Source: 2014, Supplementing the Compare Ratio: An Important Step toward Opening the FHA Credit Box
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