Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
The earned income tax credit delivers $60 billion a year to low-income earners
The numbers show that some of the largest and most effective anti-poverty programs are now run through the tax code.
As many as 1.2 million loans were “missing” in 2012
The drop can be attributed to low credit availability. Black and Hispanic borrowers have been disproportionately affected.
Women are 32% more likely than men to have 4+ credit cards
Greater holding of store-branded credit cards may help explain the difference.
Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences
Lowering the minimum amount of time served to 75 percent could save $1 billion over 10 years.
64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs
After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.
18% of LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex dislike “everything” about trading sex
For many respondents, trading sex seemed like the most effective way to meet their basic needs, like food and shelter.