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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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Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50

Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50

But the trajectory of the earnings gap is shifting. For those born between 1970 and 1974,  it was that high at age 32.

Source: 2014, Educational Attainment and Earnings Inequality among US-Born Men: A Lifetime Perspective
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79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011

79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011

That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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Between 2007 and 2012, birth rates among women in their twenties declined more than 15%

In 2012, women in their twenties gave birth at by far the slowest pace of any generation of young women in US history.

Source: 2015, Millennial Childbearing and the Recession
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22.4% of Americans without a high school degree received SNAP or cash aid in 2010

22.4% of Americans without a high school degree received SNAP or cash aid in 2010

Only 3.2 percent of Americans with bachelor’s degrees received aid in 2010 – still more than double the pre-recession rate.

Source: 2012, Receipt of Assistance by Education
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25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013

25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013

That year, volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours—worth an estimated $163 billion.

Source: 2014, The Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2014: Public Charities, Giving, and Volunteering
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