Research Report Kids' Share: An Analysis of Federal Expenditures on Children through 2008
Julia B. Isaacs, Tracy Vericker, Jennifer Ehrle Macomber, Adam Kent
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The third 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 2008, this trend continued, as children's spending accounted for less than one-tenth of federal outlays. Absent a policy change, children's spending will continue to be squeezed in the next decade.

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Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Families Taxes and budgets Children and youth
Tags Fiscal policy Economic well-being State and local tax issues Federal budget and economy Income and wealth distribution Kids in context Children's budget Spending on children
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population