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Over 1/3 of depressed low-income mothers haven’t seen a doctor or taken meds for their depression

Over 1/3 depressed low income mothers haven’t seen a doctor or taken meds for their depression

Uninsured mothers are less likely to receive treatment: 49.4 percent got no treatment, compared with 33.1 percent of insured.

Source: 2013, Depression in Low-Income Mothers of Young Children: Are They Getting the Treatment They Need?
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In 2012, 37% of graduate-degree recipients had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for school

That year, 14 percent of graduate-degree recipients owed as much as $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate studies combined.

Source: 2015, Student Debt: Who Borrows Most? What Lies Ahead?
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2009-2011: As a result of the recession, nonbank credit users rose from 11.8% to 14.2%

2009-2011: As a result of the Great Recession, nonbank credit users rise from 11.8% to 14.2%

Many using nonbank loans have demographic characteristics associated with financial stability.

Source: 2013, The Rising Use of Nonbank Credit among U.S. Households: 2009–2011
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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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$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)

Wealth increase

Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.

Source: 2015, Worlds Apart: Inequality between America’s Most and Least Affluent Neighborhoods
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The US gained 6.2 million fewer jobs after the Great Recession than the 1980s recession

The US gained 6.2 million fewer jobs after the Great Recession than the 1980s recession

Weak job growth after the recession has contributed to historically high rates of long-term (more than six months) unemployment.

Source: 2013, Responding to Long-Term Unemployment
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