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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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The mean annual earnings of working youth: just under $9,500

Working youth typically earn much more than pocket change, but not enough to thrive on their own.

Source: 2015, Dropping Out and Clocking In
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The number of US counties with enough affordable housing for extremely low-income renters

Extremely low-income renters

Nationwide, there are 28 affordable units for every 100 renters with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income.

Source: 2015, The Housing Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters in 2013
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75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform

75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform

The trust fund will run dry in the mid-2030s, but even if we take no action young workers will still get most of their benefits.

Source: 2010, The Future of Social Security
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In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion

spending on children

Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.

Source: 2015, Kids’ Share 2015: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2014
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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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