Perspective On Income Security and Social Services and An Agenda for Analysis.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV
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Income Security and Social Services comprise the single largest category of Federal expenditures. Outlays for fiscal 1981 are estimated to be 300 billion--about 49 percent of the Federal budget. The effect of several factors, including demographic trends and built-in-cost-of-living escalators, will cause the cost of these programs to continue to rise. For this reason, many have concluded that Federal policy in this area represents a central, first-order challenge to the future economic stability of America and the continued viability of the U.S. social system. This report provides a prespective on many of the major issues, identifies present concerns, forecasts future developments, and briefly discusses GAOs approach to addressing these issues. Author
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