ERIC Number: ED394674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
State Investments in Education and Other Children's Services: Fiscal Profiles of the 50 States.
Gold, Steven D.; And Others
State and local governments are primary funders of education and children's services, directly funding some programs and matching funding from federal or other sources for other programs. Spending on programs for children varies widely. This report brings together data from various sources that, taken together, show spending on children's programs by individual states. It also details spending by each state, enabling state-to-state comparisons. The body of the report presents a profile of each of the 50 states. Each profile contains data on 43 indicators relevant to state spending on children's services. These indicators are broadly indicative of: (1) the state's need for spending on these programs; (2) the state's ability to pay for them; and (3) the actual level of resources dedicated to children's programs specifically, and to all state and local government services more generally. To aid state-to-state comparisons, indicators are shown in terms of actual value and indexed to a national average. Each state profile begins with: (1) summary statistics on population and school enrollment; (2) fiscal capacity; (3) fiscal effort and centralization; (4) educational finances; (5) state spending on other children's programs; and (6) comments on fiscal overview and outlook for children's programs. The remaining part of each profile is a 2-page array of the 43 indicators and accompanying statistics, which includes sections on the organization and components of the profiles, on an overview of the United States, and on data definitions and sources. (ET)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.