Kids Share 2009 Kids Share 2009The third annual version of Kids’ Share: An Analysis of Federal Expenditures on Children Through 2008, examines federal spending trends and federal tax policies that support and impact children and families.

This year’s report finds that less than one-tenth of the federal budget was spent on children in 2008, $295 billion out of a total of $2.983 trillion in outlays. In addition, since 1960, the children’s share of the federal budget has diminished by a quarter, while spending on the non-child portions of entitlement programs has more than doubled.

The publication was produced and published by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, with funding from First Focus and the Annie E. Casey Foundation