The Children’s Budget Report: Detailed Analysis of Spending on Low-Income Children’s Programs in 13 U.S. States

This report fills the void of analysis of spending on low income children’s programs other than education until 1998. It examines state, federal, and, where possible, local spending on low-income children in 13 states, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. The study is unique because the information is obtained from state sources. It includes state-only spending in addition to federal and state matching monies that are normally counted in other data sources, and it is actual expenditure data, not simply appropriations.

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