$100 Billion Dollar Man

billion_dollar_man_studyThe federal government spends $99.8 billion dollars every year on programs - such as child support enforcement and anti-poverty efforts - to support father-absent homes.

Key Findings:

  • The Federal Government spent at least $99.8 billion providing assistance to father-absent homes in 2006.
  • This is a conservative estimate; it does not include federal benefit programs for communities, indirect costs related to poor outcomes of children from father-absent homes, and long-term costs in reduced tax income from low-earning single-parent families

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