Fact Sheet Mandatory Programs Are the Only Type of Kids’ Spending Expected to Keep Growing
Cary Lou, Heather Hahn, Hannah Sumiko Daly
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This fact sheet highlights selected findings from Kids’ Share 2022. Compared with 2021, all types of federal spending on children are projected to fall in the coming years as temporary pandemic relief measures expire. By 2032, mandatory spending is the only type of children’s spending that is projected to be substantially higher than prepandemic levels.

Research Areas Children and youth Education Families Health and health care Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Child care and early childhood education Child Tax Credit Health care spending and costs Medicare Spending on children Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Research Methods Data collection
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