ERIC Number: ED225935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Youth Budget: Expenditures, Equity and Efficiency. Final Technical Report.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Conservation of Human Resources Project.
The federal government's financial commitment to children and youth since the mid-1960's is examined, using data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and from relevant government agencies. The report is divided into four chapters and appendices. Chapter one analyzes the portion of the federal budget devoted to youth from 1964 to 1980, types of services, and mechanisms through which federal assistance reaches youth. Chapter two examines all public expenditures for youth in New York City and Houston and discusses preparing "youth budgets" for large cities. Chapter three reports the distribution of federal funding for ESEA-Title I, medicaid, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, food stamps, Headstart, vocational education, school lunch, and social security programs. The final chapter explores reasons for the wide variation in spending on youth in Houston and New York City. Over 200 pages of appendices provide information on the Office of Management and Budget "Histfund" account expenditures, distribution of selected expenditures for youth aged 18-24, sources and methods for estimating public expenditures for services to children in New York City and Houston, and data sources and methodology for study of equity in the distribution of federal funds and measures of equity for eight government programs. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Children, Day Care, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment, Federal Government, Financial Policy, Health, Housing, Human Services, Income, Justice, Quality of Life, Recreation, Research Methodology, Social Science Research, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Young Adults, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Conservation of Human Resources Project.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); Texas (Houston)