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The country’s social and economic well-being hinges on ensuring that children and youth get a strong start in life and make a healthy transition to adulthood. Urban delivers data on the lives of today’s children, youth, and their families; analyses on the effectiveness of the systems and services designed to support them; and evidence-informed strategies to ensure these supports are equitable. Policymakers, advocates, and practitioners use our insights to strengthen services and strategies that promote children’s healthy development.

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    A new report finds government spending on children in 2022 fell from pandemic highs and will continue to decline in the coming decade.




    Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Income and Benefits Policy Center
    Research Areas Child welfare Crime, justice, and safety Economic mobility and inequality Education Health and health care Housing Immigration Race and equity Sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression Social safety net Taxes and budgets Workforce
    Tags Child care and early childhood education Child welfare Children's budget Early childhood home visiting Families with low incomes Kids in context Youth development

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