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Charts of the week: Food insecurity; college loans; unemployment insurance

By Fred DewsHere is this week’s selection of charts, graphs, or maps from Brookings experts’ research.
FOOD INSECURITY IMPACTS CHILDREN IN EVERY U.S. STATE
In new research from The Hamilton Project at Brookings, Lauren Bauer and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach show that from 2015-17, “every state had a rate of child exposure to food insecurity above 10 percent,” and in 11 states more than a fifth of children lived in “a food insecure household.” The food insecurity rate in both New Mexico and Arkansas exceeded 26 percent.

P3G Bersama KMAP UNS Kampanye Tolak Kekerasan Terhadap Perempuan
Friday December 07, 2018

UNS – Meningkatnya kasus kekerasan terhadap perempuan patut menjadi perhatian penting bagi seluruh pihak. Komnas Perempuan mencatat pada 2014 terdapat 4.475 kasus kekerasan seksual terhadap perempuan dan anak perempuan. Angka tersebut meningkat di tahun 2015 sebanyak 6.499 kasus, 2016 sebanyak 5.785 kasus dan pada 2017 …

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PARENTS’ BORROWING FOR CHILD’S COLLEGE HAS TRIPLED OVER PAST 25 YEARS
Adam Looney and Vivien Lee discuss data on parents who borrow money to finance their children’s college. Looking specifically at participants in the Parent PLUS program, Looney and Lee’s findings include the fact that not only are these parents borrowing more than three times as much money from 1990 to 2014, but many more parents owe much more on their loans, default rates have increased, and repayment rates have slowed.

Gymnast Sets Horizontal Bar Backflip World Record with 20 ft Leap
Monday November 26, 2018

  Gymnast Ashley Watson has set a new Guinness world record performing a horizontal bar backflip. The Leeds gymnast is seen flying 5.87m (almost 20ft) through the air. Watson is a part of the Great Britain gymnastics squad and it wasn’t until his sixth attempt …

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U.S. UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS DON’T LAST LONG COMPARED TO OTHER RICH COUNTRIES 
Gary Burtless observes that the unemployment insurance (UI) system in the United States “is one of the least generous in the industrialized world.” But it’s not because weekly payments to replace lost wages are low—U.S. workers’ replacement rate is about average. It’s because U.S. states offer a much shorter duration of benefits than most other countries, an average of 6 months. If Congress doesn’t offset state-level cuts to their UI programs, “past and future cuts in state UI programs will exact a toll” when the next recession hits.

¿Cuántos migrantes y refugiados más podemos esperar de Venezuela?
Tuesday December 11, 2018

By Dany Bahar, Douglas BarriosLos venezolanos que han huido del país ya superan los 3 millones, con más de un millón en Colombia. Las autoridades colombianas han declarado que esperan que la cantidad de venezolanos en el país se duplique en los próximos 12 meses. …

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