Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011
That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.
$15,900: The median wealth of young families in 2010, a third of young families’ wealth in 1983
In regard to wealth accumulation, millennials are a “lost generation,” due to the recession, student loan debt, and other factors.
Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences
Lowering the minimum amount of time served to 75 percent could save $1 billion over 10 years.
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.
About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government
One of the goals of housing finance reform is to increase the supply of private risk capital in the housing market.
In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained
That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.