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Federal vs state spending per capita on the elderly and children in the U.S. 2008

This statistic shows the amount of spending on the elderly and children per capita from the federal and state governments in the United States in 2008 (shown in constant 2011 U.S. dollars). In this year, the U.S. Federal Government spent a total of 3,822 U.S. dollars on children per capita, compared to 25,455 U.S. dollars per capita for elderly citizens.

Per capita spending on children and the elderly in the United States in 2008, by federal and state government

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Source

Release date

July 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008

Supplementary notes

For the purpose of this statistic children are classified as being aged 19 and under.
Note: Tax expenditures are not included in either the children or elderly figures.

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