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Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012

Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012

In the United States, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.

Source: 2013, Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: Findings from the 2013 National Survey
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In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion

Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.

Source: 2015, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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In 2010, 23% of working parents with kids under age 13 worked outside regular daytime schedules 

Moms' nonstandard working schedules

Workers whose schedules don’t fit into the 9 to 5 traditional workday have special child care needs.

Source: 2015, Who Minds the Kids When Mom Works A Nonstandard Schedule?
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The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930

The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930

By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.

Source: 2012, The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
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2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11

2 million certificates and associate’s degrees were awarded in 2010-11

Focusing on the degrees awarded by four-year colleges misses much of what postsecondary institutions offer today.

Source: 2014, Higher Education Earnings Premium: Value, Variation, and Trends
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15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years

15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years

The poverty rate was roughly as high as it has been in any year since 1965, but it lower than one might expect post-recession.

Source: 2013, Poverty in the United States
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