The Federal Debt: An Analysis of Movements from World War II to the Present

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This report will define the measures of debt, discuss the reasons why debt levels change, and use historical examples to illustrate the factors causing debt movements over the last seven decades. Recent policies that have affected the budgetary outlook and the debt will also be discussed. Finally, this report will examine the long-term U.S. debt outlook and implications of rising federal debt levels.

Creator(s): Levit, Mindy R.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 17, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Levit, Mindy R.

Analyst in Public Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 17, 2010
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This report will define the measures of debt, discuss the reasons why debt levels change, and use historical examples to illustrate the factors causing debt movements over the last seven decades. Recent policies that have affected the budgetary outlook and the debt will also be discussed. Finally, this report will examine the long-term U.S. debt outlook and implications of rising federal debt levels.

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25 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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