Since about 1980, the growth of single-parent families has been driven almost entirely by an increase in childbearing outside of marriage, often the result of people sliding into relationships and having an unplanned baby.
In a new chart, The Hamilton Project shows the child food insecurity rates in every state in 2011.
Technological and medical innovations have drastically reduced the mortality rate and increased life expectancy in the United States
Rising life expectancy and potentially exorbitant long-term care costs have increased the financial resources required to support oneself and one’s spouse in retirement and old age.
This chart shows Medicare spending for the average enrollee in the program after adjusting for prices and demographics for each hospital referral region—areas where people tend to receive medical care from similar providers.
For much of the past five decades, growth in spending on health care has been faster than economic growth in the economy as a whole. As shown in this chart, healthcare expenditures in 2014 accounted for an estimated 18 percent of GDP—a marked increase from 6 percent of GDP in 1965.