Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
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.
$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)
Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.
Immigrants’ children are 4% to 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.
From 1979 to 2013, real median compensation of all workers increased by 38%
That’s more than double the rate obtained when considering only cash earnings and using the conventional adjustment for inflation.
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.