Journal Article Federal Expenditures on Children: What Budget Policy Means for Children's Policy
Heather Hahn
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How do children fare in the federal budget? Investments in children's health, education, and overall well-being pay high dividends for taxpayers and the economy as a whole. Without adequately funded education, nutrition, housing, early education and care, and other basic supports, the foundation of children's well-being is at risk. This report 1) examines spending on children in the broad budgetary context, 2) closely examines the historical and current distribution of federal spending on children among different programs, types of programs, and types of spending, and 3) projects future federal spending on children, if current laws and policies remain unchanged.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Families Social safety net Taxes and budgets Children and youth
Tags Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Federal budget and economy Kids in context
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population