Equality Stats & Facts

 

Before you help us make the world a more equal place, it’s important to understand how inequality is a pervasive problem that affects every aspect of people’s lives from economic and social to cultural and beyond. Our facts have been vetted and selected from various verified sources such as, un.orginequality.org, and who.int. For any inquiries regarding a specific statistic, please contact ask@jetworld.org

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In America, the top 10% earns more than 9x as much as the bottom 90%

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Women with full time jobs still earn 25% less than their male counterparts

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Percentage of people in the US who think Immigration is a burden

Economic Equality

Poverty is a global pandemic that routinely restricts people’s access to food, education, healthcare and other imperatives. Our goal is to diminish the economic barriers that cause this disparity.

  • In America alone, the top 10% now earns more than 9x as much as the bottom 90%
  • In America, the top 0.1% earn over 198x the income of the bottom 90%
  • Impoverished children are almost 2x as likely to die before the age of five as those from wealthier families
  • 767 million people live below the international poverty line of $1.90 a day
  • Nearly 2.2 billion people live below the US $2 poverty line
  • Every year millions of people, mostly children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene
  • Countries with larger incomed gaps have a higher risk of schizophrenia incidence
  • Women in rural areas are still up to 3x more likely to die while giving birth than women living in urban centers

Social Equality

For too long, women have faced disproportionate discrimination in the workplace and society as a whole. Our mission is to reduce the societal influences that allow this to exist.

  • Today, women with full-time jobs still earn almost 25% less than their male counterparts
  • Only 4.8 percent of the CEO positions at S&P 500 companies are held by women
  • 62 million girls worldwide are denied access to education, and millions more are fighting to maintain theirs
  • Every year, an estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married worldwide, with little or no say in the matter
  • 4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls
  • At least 250,000 maternal deaths and as many as 1.7 million newborn deaths would be averted if the need for both family planning and maternal and newborn health services were met
  • In Saudi Arabia, women are still discouraged from working jobs that would put them in contact with men. As a result, the unemployment rate is 33% for women and 7 percent for men
  • Women worldwide aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria

CULTURAL EQUALITY

Immigrants are often seen as a threat, and face discrimination that restricts their access to work, education and more. Our aim is to dispel this myth by highlighting the positive impact of immigration.

  • Even though immigrants pay billions more into Medicare than they take out, people believe the opposite
  • 26% people in the U.S. say that immigrants are a burden because they take jobs, housing and healthcare
  • Roughly 60% of Americans think immigrants face significant discrimination
  • Despite the fact that more than half of the billion-dollar companies in the US are founded by immigrants, creating 1000’s of jobs, people still view immigrants as stealing jobs. What’s more, immigrants are now twice as likely to start a new business as Americans born in the U.S.
  • Naturalized Americans are seen less than equal to Americans born in the U.S. They are often confused with “foreign nationals.” and their cultural belonging, allegiance, English-language skills, as well as other qualifications, are questioned
  • With the exception of Native Americans, everyone living in the U.S. is either an immigrant or the descendant of voluntary or involuntary immigrants

While inequality may seem like an insurmountable problem, it’s important to remember that even small changes can make a big difference over time.

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