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Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012

Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012

In the United States, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.

Source: 2013, Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: Findings from the 2013 National Survey
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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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$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)

Wealth increase

Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.

Source: 2015, Worlds Apart: Inequality between America’s Most and Least Affluent Neighborhoods
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Immigrants’ children are 4% to 15% less likely to enroll in pre-K than native-born kids

Immigrants’ children 4-15% less likely to enroll in pre-K than native born kids

Lower enrollment rates likely stem from lower parental education and higher poverty rates.

Source: 2014, Supporting Immigrant Families’ Access to Prekindergarten
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From 1979 to 2013, real median compensation of all workers increased by 38%

Real compensation

That’s more than double the rate obtained when considering only cash earnings and using the conventional adjustment for inflation.

Source: 2015, Beyond the Wage Stagnation Story
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About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections

More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.

Source: 2014, Delinquent Debt in America
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