ERIC Number: ED440203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Federal and State Funding of Children's Programs. Occasional Paper Number 5. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Douglas, Toby; Flores, Kimura
As part of the Assessing the New Federalism project, this paper explores the role of the state and federal government in narrowing state spending differences among noneducation children's programs. An analysis of the variation among states in need, capacity, and willingness to spend is followed by an analysis of two federal funding strategies--matching dollars and fully federally funded programs. These analyses help explain whether and how these programs help to equalize spending on children relative to a state's need and ability to finance services. Also discussed is a state's willingness to pay for services and how it influences total spending. An examination of some specific programs considers whether variations in spending occur within certain programs and studies the effects of the three indicators on program spending. Even with the high level of federal government spending, there are still significant spending differences among the states. This is due to the extremely high poverty levels of some states. An appendix discusses programs, data sources, and methodology. (Contains 14 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Program Implementation, Social Services, State Aid
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.