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.|