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In developing countries, 50% to 70% of local government expenses are wages for employees
This, paired with absent employees and poor performance, can lead to inefficient local government organization.
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.
18% of LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex dislike “everything” about trading sex
For many respondents, trading sex seemed like the most effective way to meet their basic needs, like food and shelter.
FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today
Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.
Cutting mandatory minimum sentences in half could save almost $2.5 billion in 10 years
Reducing mandatory minimums for drug offenders alone would reduce prison overcrowding to the lowest it has been in decade.
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.