Highlights of a Forum: Ensuring Opportunities for Disadvantaged Children and Families

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Other written product issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Investments in the education and health of children are critical to the nation's future, as the nation's security and well-being depend on a productive citizenry. While families play the essential role in nurturing their children, the federal government has traditionally provided aid to disadvantaged children and families. However, federal spending on current health care and retirement programs--Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security--is projected to grow dramatically and absorb an increasing share of the federal budget and economic output. Absent meaningful changes, little room will be left in ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. November 13, 2008.

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Other written product issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Investments in the education and health of children are critical to the nation's future, as the nation's security and well-being depend on a productive citizenry. While families play the essential role in nurturing their children, the federal government has traditionally provided aid to disadvantaged children and families. However, federal spending on current health care and retirement programs--Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security--is projected to grow dramatically and absorb an increasing share of the federal budget and economic output. Absent meaningful changes, little room will be left in the federal budget to address other priorities, including programs designed to assist and ensure opportunities for disadvantaged children and families. GAO convened this forum on June 25, 2008, to identify key areas of concern related to disadvantaged children and their families and to discuss ideas to address these concerns within this fiscal environment."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Highlights of a Forum: Ensuring Opportunities for Disadvantaged Children and Families, text, November 13, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293151/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.