Fact Sheet How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Programs Benefiting Children?
Heather Hahn, Cary Lou, Julia B. Isaacs
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This fact sheet highlights selected findings from Kids’ Share 2020. It shows that tax provisions and health programs account for most federal spending on children. The child tax credit was the largest single program and Medicaid was the second-largest program in terms of spending on children in 2019.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Kids in context Families with low incomes Children's budget
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population