Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
Today, Gen X and Gen Y have less wealth than their parents did at that age 25 years ago
Why? The foreclosure crisis was key, with home equity falling 65 percent from 2007-10 among Gen X and Y.
Women’s real median compensation grew by 73% from 1979 to 2013
During that same period, men’s real median compensation grew by only 13 percent.
In 2013, households headed by adults ages 65 and older devoted 28% of their spending to housing
That’s more than twice as much as these adults spent on health care.
In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving
Gains of $769 million from new, current, and previously lapsed donors were nearly canceled out by losses of $735 million.
5: The number of states with no minimum wage requirement
Of the 74 million employees paid an hourly wage in 2011, 3.8 million, or 5.2 percent, were paid the federal minimum or less.
In 2010, whites on average had 6x the wealth of blacks and Hispanics
The wealth gap is growing—in 1983, the average wealth of whites was roughly five times that of blacks and Hispanics.