Policy Point of the Day Archive

October 23, 2017

An NLIHC report found that there are only 39 affordable housing units for every 100 extremely low income (ELI) families in PA compared to the US average of 35. AL has the most with 61 and NV the least with 15. About 71% of ELI households spend more than 50% of their income on rent. 

October 20, 2017

A 20-year study of following individuals from kindergarten to age 25 revealed that those who possess social-emotional skills are 54% more likely to earn a high school diploma, twice as likely to earn a college degree and 46% more likely to have a full-time job at age 25. 

October 19, 2017

A recent PEW Charitable Trusts report states that approximately 2% (384,404) of all vehicles sold in the US in 2015 were hybrids and 0.7% (71,044) were fully electric.  

October 18, 2017

A recent WalletHub report ranked PA as the 36th best state to have a baby, which takes into account delivery costs, health-care accessibility and baby-friendliness (parental leave policies, mom groups per capita, child care centers per capita and percentage of nationally accredited child-care centers). 

October 17, 2017

According to a recent JSGC report, an estimated 50% of America’s adult prison population has a substance abuse or dependence issue and between 12% and 15% have a history of heroin addiction. Only 15% of inmates who used drugs 30 days prior to incarceration received proper substance abuse treatment.