Research Report Federal Expenditures on Infants and Toddlers in 2007
Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Julia B. Isaacs, Tracy Vericker, Adam Kent, Paul Johnson
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This report examines more than 100 programs through which the federal government spends money on children and calculates the amount spent on children under three. These first time expenditure estimates provide a place to start in gauging the priority the nation places on investing in very young children and in comparing expenditure patterns to researchers findings about investments that work. For example, despite extensive child development research underscoring the importance of quality early care and education programs for infants and toddlers, especially those in poverty, just 7 percent of federal funding for children between birth and age 2 went toward these efforts in 2007.

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Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Social safety net Taxes and budgets Children and youth
Tags Fiscal policy Child care Children's health and development Economic well-being Head Start and elementary education Supplemental nutrition - Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Hunger and food assistance Children's budget
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population