In this edition of Brookings Data Now: health insurance exchanges; children of incarcerated adults; foreign-born U.S. population; trade with Turkey; algebra scores.
states and the District of Columbia are setting up health care exchanges
|On October 1, health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act come online. Thirty-three states will rely on the federal government to operate their exchanges.|
of black children born in 1990 had a father go to prison
|One in 25 white children born in 1990 had a father go to prison. Find out whether less incarceration will mean more social mobility.|
foreign-born in the U.S.
|The foreign-born population of the United States was nearly 40 million in 2010, just under 13% of the population. A century earlier, there were 13.5 million foreign-born, or 14.7% of the population (the second-highest percentage by decade).|
Turkey’s economy is 17th largest in the world
|Turkey has the seventh largest economy in Europe (including Russia) and the 17th largest in the world. It is one of the most important economies in the region. Learn why Turkey should be included in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.|
|While the percentage of 17-year olds who have completed Algebra II coursework has increased, their average score on the NAEP test, the National Assessment of Education Progress, has declined since 1986.|
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.