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$2,700: The global GDP threshold where democracies become more accountable and effective

$2,700: The global GDP threshold where democracies become more accountable and effective

A higher per capita income could be related to the quality of a governing body and degree of democracy. 

Source: 2014, Exploring the Cause and Effects of Revenue Decentralization: Does Revenue Decentralization Increase or Reduce Economic Growth?
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Women are 32% more likely than men to have 4+ credit cards

Women are 32 percent more likely than men to have four or more credit cards

Greater holding of store-branded credit cards may help explain the difference.

Source: 2014, Do Financial Knowledge, Behavior, and Well-Being Differ by Gender?
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An estimated 55,702 nonprofits have government contracts and grants

An estimated 55,702 nonprofits have government contracts and grants

Through contracts and grants, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.

Source: 2014, National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles
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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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0.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate

.08%: The projected increase in health insurance coverage rates due to ACA’s employer mandate

The ACA’s employer mandate will not significantly expand coverage, and it may even have negative effects on low-wage workers.

Source: 2014, Why Not Just Eliminate the Employer Mandate?
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Atlanta’s underground commercial sex economy was valued at
$290 million in 2007

Atlanta’s underground commercial sex economy was valued at $290 million in 2007

In 2007, Atlanta’s underground sex economy was nearly 2.5 times bigger than the 2013 payroll of the Atlanta Falcons.

Source: 2014, Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities
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