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Establishing a Children’s Commissioner: Lessons from Australia on Creating an Oversight Body for Children’s Issues

| October 31, 2019 |

First Focus on Children commissioned the following report, authored by Oliver Kim. Download the full report here. Executive summary Although the United States has

Children’s Budget 2019

| September 10, 2019 |

First Focus on Children is proud to introduce the 13th annual release of its signature Children’s Budget publication, a comprehensive analysis of how kids

Children’s Budget 2018

| September 20, 2018 |

First Focus is proud to announce the release of Children’s Budget 2018, which captures and analyzes historical funding data and spending trends across a wide

The Harmful Consequences of Work Requirements and Other Obstacles on Children and Families

| May 14, 2018 |

MAY 14, 2018—Each year, effective federal programs give parents the power to provide their children with affordable healthcare, nutritious food, stable housing, and early

Children’s Budget 2017

| November 17, 2017 |

Children are receiving less than 8 percent of the federal budget—and this share fell 5.5 percent between 2014 and 2017, according to Children’s Budget 2017,

Family Tax Policy: A Path Forward to Lifting Children out of Poverty

| March 14, 2017 |

  On March 14, 2017 the U.S. Child Poverty Action Group released Family Tax Policy: A Path Forward to Lifting Children out of Poverty. The

Resource Guide: Building a Bright Future for All

| February 2, 2017 |

  This resource was originally posted by the U.S. Department of Education.   In a continuing effort to inform the community of stakeholders

Kids’ Share 2016: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2015 and Future Projections

| September 20, 2016 |

Kids’ Share 2016 is our tenth annual analysis of federal spending and tax investments in children and families. The report finds the children’s share of the

Children’s Budget 2016

| July 7, 2016 |

Federal spending dedicated to children represents just 7.83 percent of the federal budget in fiscal year 2016 and total spending on children’s programs has

The Racial Generation Gap and the Future for Our Children

| January 12, 2016 |

Children are not faring well in America. Over the course of the current campaign cycle, eight million children will be born in this country.