Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
Over 1/3 of depressed low-income mothers haven’t seen a doctor or taken meds for their depression
Uninsured mothers are less likely to receive treatment: 49.4 percent got no treatment, compared with 33.1 percent of insured.
76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012
46 million people received SNAP benefits in 2012, making the $72 billion program a key part of the social safety net.
Only 1% of students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2004 had accumulated up to $50,000 in debt
By 2008, the number rose to 3 percent; by 2012, it was up to 10 percent.
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.
658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014
Before the crisis, the threshold—the lower bound of creditworthiness needed to qualify for a mortgage—held steady in the low 600s.