Accession Number:

ADA106662

Title:

Perspective On Income Security and Social Services and An Agenda for Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-13

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE