Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth
LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among homeless youth. Ending youth homelessness requires special attention to this subpopulation.
At the recession’s peak, 13 million kids lived in families with at least one unemployed parent
Job loss can hurt children’s school performance, as observed in lower math scores, poor attendance, and risk of grade repetition.
64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs
After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.
Women are 32% more likely than men to have 4+ credit cards
Greater holding of store-branded credit cards may help explain the difference.
In large tribal areas, the share of households lacking full plumbing was 11.5x the US average
Native Americans have seen gains in housing quality, but large gaps in access to basic facilities still remain.
43% of LGB teens in relationships have experienced physical violence from a partner
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens in relationships experience abuse significantly more frequently than heterosexual teen couples.