Created on March 19, 2014
Article ID: federal-social-programs
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From 1962 to 2011, per-capita spending on social programs increased by 1,031 percent.
Sources: U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Budget of the United States, Fiscal Year 2013: Historical Tables (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012), Tables 3.2, 10.1; and U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program, Population Division, “Historical National Population Estimates.”
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