Brief Public Spending on Children in New Jersey
An Analysis from the Urban Institute’s State-by-State Spending on Kids Dataset
Julia B. Isaacs, Eleanor Lauderback, Erica Greenberg
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This brief takes a comprehensive look at public spending on children from birth through age 18 in New Jersey between 1998 and 2016.  Drawing on the Urban Institute’s new State-by-State Spending on Kids Dataset, the brief finds public spending per child is higher in New Jersey than in many other states, driven by state investments in public education. It also finds that New Jersey children receive less federal support per child than the average American child. The analysis suggests steps that New Jersey policymakers and advocates can take to increase uptake of federal programs and tax credits.

Research Areas Education Taxes and budgets Children and youth
Tags K-12 education State and local tax issues Federal budget and economy Kids in context Federal tax issues and reform proposals Children's budget
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population Center on Education Data and Policy
States New Jersey