Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
Poor adults are almost 5x more likely to report being in fair or poor health
Low-income Americans have higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other chronic disorders than wealthier Americans.
2 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require a bachelor’s degree for an entry-level position
But jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree are projected to grow faster than overall job growth over the next 10 years.
In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving
Gains of $769 million from new, current, and previously lapsed donors were nearly canceled out by losses of $735 million.
A combination of policies would reduce New York City’s poverty rate by nearly 69%
Promising policies include transitional jobs, earnings supplements, a higher minimum wage, increased SNAP benefits, and more.
51% of US low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage
Nineteen percent of low-income men report fair or poor health vs. 4.9 percent among higher-income men ages 18–44.
20% to 50%: The variation in how much money trickles down to local public sectors
Research indicates that more money in a local public sector appeared to increase a government’s effectiveness.