Brookings Data Now: 26.2 Million EITC Recipients

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: number of EITC filers; China’s involvement in Africa; state and local health care expenditures; stunted growth among children in developing countries.

26.2 million

Number of U.S. tax filers who received EITC in 2012

They claimed an average credit of $2,359.

$10 billion

Value of China’s loans to Africa over the last year

Since March 2013, when Xi Jinping became president of China, China’s involvement in Africa has increased.

$475 billion


Health care expenditures by state and local governments

The spending has approximately doubled over the past 25 years

1 in 4

Children in developing countries are stunted in their growth

This represents a cognitive development problem, too.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.