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ERIC Number: ED502726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2007. Miscellaneous Publication Number 1528-2007
Lino, Mark
US Department of Agriculture
Since 1960, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided estimates of expenditures on children from birth through age 17. This technical report presents the most recent estimates for husband-wife and single-parent families using data from the 1990-92 Consumer Expenditure Survey, updated to 2007 dollars using the Consumer Price Index. Data and methods used in calculating annual child-rearing expenses are described. Estimates are provided for major components of the budget by age of child, family income, and region of residence. For the overall United States, child-rearing expense estimates ranged between $10,930 and $12,030 for a child in a two-child, married-couple family in the middle-income group. Adjustment factors for number of children in the household are also provided. Results of this study should be of use in developing State child support guidelines and foster care payments as well as in family educational programs. (Contains 13 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Identifiers - Location: United States