Kids' Share 2012 Report Shows Federal Spending on Kids Slips for First Time in 3 Decades
Kids' Share 2011: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2010, a fifth annual report, looks comprehensively at trends over the past 50 years in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. Key findings suggest that the size and composition of expenditures on children have changed considerably, but children have not been a budget priority. Federal expenditures on children in 2010, were 11 percent of the federal budget, slightly higher than in 2009.
This increase is temporary, however, with the children's share of the budget expected to shrink to less than 8 percent by the end of the next decade.
Find the full report below, and also see our blog about the release event of this report, Making Kids a Priority in the Federal Budget.