Research Report Kids' Share 2008: How Children Fare in the Federal Budget
Adam Carasso, C. Eugene Steuerle, Gillian Reynolds, Tracy Vericker, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber
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Kids' Share 2008, a second annual report, looks comprehensively at trends in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. Key findings suggest that historically children have not been a budget priority. In 2007, this trend continued, as children's spending did not keep pace with GDP growth. Absent a policy change, children's spending will continue to be squeezed in the next decade.

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Families Taxes and budgets Children and youth
Tags Fiscal policy Economic well-being Federal budget and economy Children's budget
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population