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In 2013, households headed by adults ages 65 and older devoted 28% of their spending to housing

Senior housing

That’s more than twice as much as these adults spent on health care.

Source: 2015, Housing Costs and Financial Challenges for Low-Income Older Adults
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Over 1/3 of depressed low-income mothers haven’t seen a doctor or taken meds for their depression

Over 1/3 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.

Source: 2013, Depression in Low-Income Mothers of Young Children: Are They Getting the Treatment They Need?
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76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012

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.

Source: 2012, SNAP’s Role in the Great Recession and Beyond
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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.

Source: 2015, Student Debt: Who Borrows Most? What Lies Ahead?
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Women’s real median compensation grew by 73% from 1979 to 2013

Women's total compensation

During that same period, men’s real median compensation grew by only 13 percent.

Source: 2015, Beyond the Wage Stagnation Story
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658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014

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.

Source: 2014, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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