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20% of public resources are used to fund local services in developing countries like Egypt

20% of public resources are used to fund local services in developing countries like Egypt

Industrialized nations spend 50 percent or more on public services, including infrastructure and access to drinking water.

Source: 2013, Improving Public Services and Achieving Sustainable, Inclusive Development
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The number of US counties with enough affordable housing for extremely low-income renters

Extremely low-income renters

Nationwide, there are 28 affordable units for every 100 renters with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income.

Source: 2015, The Housing Affordability Gap for Extremely Low-Income Renters in 2013
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Suggested evidence-based reforms to the ACA would cost
$453 billion to
$559 billion over 10 years

ACA next steps

The cost is much smaller than the estimated savings in national health expenditures relative to projections made before the ACA.

Source: 2015, After King v. Burwell: Next Steps for the Affordable Care Act
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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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In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion

spending on children

Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.

Source: 2015, Kids’ Share 2015: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2014
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Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites

Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely to have student loan debt as whites,

Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics. 

Source: 2013, Forever in Your Debt: Who Has Student Loan Debt, and Who’s Worried?
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