Children's Budget Report, The

Research Report

Children's Budget Report, The

A Detailed Analysis of Spending on Low-Income Children's Programs in 13 States


In 1995, states spent an average of about eight percent of their general fund on programs designed to benefit low-income children prior to the enactment of federal welfare reform. On average, 37 percent of expenditures were for health, followed by cash assistance and training for their parents at 30 percent. The report provides detailed data on total children's spending, and illustrates how spending on children's programs varies in each of the 13 states studied.

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