Brookings Data Now

Fred Dews
Fred Dews Managing Editor, New Digital Products - Office of Communications

July 25, 2013

Here are some interesting data points culled from recent Brookings research. Check back weekly for a new compilation of data and links to research and commentary to learn more.

x 2 The U.S. spends two times as much per capita than most other countries on health care (without better outcomes). Read it »
38% The U.S. spends 38 percent more on elementary and secondary education than other OECD countries (with disappointing results, according to international assessments of learning).
In recent years, the Republican Party has become far more conservative than the Democratic Party has become liberal, especially in the U.S. House of Representatives.
80% 80 percent of global GDP growth is projected to occur outside the United States and 70 percent in emerging markets between now and 2025. Read more »
$12 bn The U.S. sends $1.3 billion in military aid annually to Egypt. After the recent military coup that deposed the Morsi regime, $12 billion was pledged by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
40 mill. 40 million out of 70 million Pakistani children aged 5 to 19 do not attend school.
135,000 In Detroit’s core area of 7.2 square miles (total city = 138 square miles), there are: ~ 5,400 businesses employing ~ 135,000 workers; and there are 29,000 students at Wayne State University.