Which federal spending and tax programs provide the most support for children?

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Which federal spending and tax programs provide the most support for children?

Abstract

This fact sheet highlights selected findings from Kids’ Share 2017. Most federal support for children doesn’t come from classic children’s programs like Head Start, but from Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and tax credits—programs more often associated with adults. Knowing which programs spend the most on children can inform debates on budget, tax, and appropriations legislation, where policymakers must make difficult trade-offs.

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