52% of Young Americans Are Not College Students or Graduates

Education will play an increasingly important role in the future economy. Ensuring youth have access to higher education and training is more critical than ever. In 2015 — the latest full year in which data is available — only about one in every two youth, ages 18 to 24, was attending college or had already completed college.

February 2, 2017

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Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011

After the Great Recession, the nation's child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23% in 2011. Since then, the rate has been on a slow decline and, in 2015, reached its lowest level in five years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty.

September 16, 2016

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