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Today, Gen X and Gen Y have less wealth than their parents did at that age 25 years ago

Today, GenX and GenY 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.

Source: 2013, Lost Generations? Wealth Building among Young Americans
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Women’s real median compensation grew by 73% from 1979 to 2013

Women's total compensation

During that same period, men’s real median compensation grew by only 13 percent.

Source: 2015, Beyond the Wage Stagnation Story
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In 2013, households headed by adults ages 65 and older devoted 28% of their spending to housing

Senior housing

That’s more than twice as much as these adults spent on health care.

Source: 2015, Housing Costs and Financial Challenges for Low-Income Older Adults
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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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5: The number of states with no minimum wage requirement 

5: The number of states with no minimum wage requirement

Of the 74 million employees paid an hourly wage in 2011, 3.8 million, or 5.2 percent, were paid the federal minimum or less.

Source: 2014, A Comparison of State Minimum Wages
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In 2010, whites on average had 6x the wealth of blacks and Hispanics 

In 2010, whites on average had six times the wealth of blacks and Hispanics.

The wealth gap is growing—in 1983, the average wealth of whites was roughly five times that of blacks and Hispanics.

Source: 2013, Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation
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