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County Government Expenditures on Public Welfare (County)

Source: Consolidated Federal Funds Report, U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce)
Topic: Government FinancesSubtopic: State and Local GovernmentCategory: Expenditures
Product: Local StatsDate Updated: June 2014Update Tips
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    * Updates for this datas series are no longer available from the Consolidated Federal Funds Report, which was discontinued due to the termination of the Federal Financial Statistics program.

    Years Available: 1990–2006

    Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/6656

    General Notes: Data for more counties are typically available in years of the Census of Governments, such as 1997, 2002, and 2007. As a result, the median value is typically lower for those years due to the influx of smaller governments. Some data series from this source may also see an increase in counties in 2000, leading to a similar drop in the median value. *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **Support of and assistance to needy persons contingent upon their need. Excludes pensions to former employees and other benefits not contingent on need. Expenditures under this heading include: Cash Assistance paid directly to needy persons under the categorical programs (Old Age Assistance, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Aid to the Blind, and Aid to the Disabled) and under any other welfare programs; Vendor Payments made directly to private purveyors for medical care, burials, and other commodities and services provided under welfare programs; and provision and operation by the county of Welfare Institutions Other Public Welfare includes payments to other governments for welfare purposes, amounts for administration, support of private welfare agencies, and other public welfare services. Health and Hospital services provided directly by the county through its own hospitals and health agencies and any payments to other governments for such purposes are classed under those functional headings rather than here.

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