Ukraine’s Really Low Per Capita GDP: Brookings Data Now

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: Ukraine’s has a really low per capita GDP; Italy has a very large public debt; youth unemployment diminishes social mobility; the justice-involved population lacks health insurance; the problem of technology transfer by universities.


Ukraine’s per capita GDP

Ukraine is also 144th out of 177 countries in terms of government corruption.


Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio

Italy’s debt-to-GDP ratio is second only to Greece’s among EU nations.

2.7 x

Since 1948, youth unemployment rates have been 2.7 times higher than prime-age unemployment rate

This ratio varies with the business cycle, and is currently about twice the national average. 


Percentage of individuals released from prison who lack health insurance

Over 2.8 million “justice-involved” individuals—those who are incarcerated, on probation or on parole—will have the opportunity to obtain health insurance coverage through Medicaid expansion.


Number of U.S. universities that have ever been in the top 20 for patent licensing revenue

Universities are allowed to patent innovations from federally-funded research, but few technology transfer offices, only 5 out of the top 20, were covering their expenses.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.