The Cost of Raising a Child is--Yikes!
- Kids Ain't Cheap. Green, James J. // Investment Advisor;Sep2009, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p32
The article reports on the study entitled "Expenditures on Children by Families," by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which indicates that a two-parent, middle-income family is spending 221,190 dollars to raise a child born in 2008. Moreover, the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and...
- Middle class welfare? Shanahan, Angela // Australian Family;Mar2013, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p18
The article offers the author's insights on the state of middle class welfare in Australia. Topics include family centrality vs. family as private matter, birthrate and the traditional income of the family, and tax vs. welfare and the middle class family. She discusses the tax transfer system in...
- United States : Parents Projected to Spend $245,340 to Raise a Child Born in 2013, According to USDA Report. // TendersInfo News;8/20/2014, p1
The article focuses on a reports of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on expenditure by parents on their children who were born in 2013 in the U.S., up to 18 years. Topics discussed include impact of family income on cost of child...
- More Good Times and Hard Times: Family Diversity in a Rural Michigan Community. Wells, Barbara // Michigan Family Review;2005, Vol. 10, p7
This article presents the results of a 2002 follow-up study to a 1995-96 case study of rural families in a small Michigan community. The initial research found family experience to vary broadly by social-class location. The new research finds that the circumstances of middle-class families have...
- DOES GROWING INEQUALITY HARM THE MIDDLE CLASS? Frank, Robert // Eastern Economic Journal;Summer2000, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p253
Discusses the impact of income and wealth distribution on middle-class families in the United States (U.S.). Inequality trends in the U.S.; Psychological costs of inequality; Conclusion.
- THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS DEFINED. // Ebony;Aug1973, Vol. 28 Issue 10, p44
The article discusses the description of the term black middle class that defines the middle class African Americans in the U.S. It explores how African Americans are distinguished from their counterparts based on the joint income of their family. It also looks into the shared commonalities of...
- Raising children gets more exnensive. // Texas Agriculture Magazine;7/6/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p4
The article focuses on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report that a middle-income family with a child born in 2011 can anticipate spending of about $234,900 for shelter, food, and other necessities in raising the children until 2029.
- Food Represents 16% in the Cost of Raising a Child. Shearer, P. Scott // National Hog Farmer Expert Blog;8/19/2013, p15
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the "Expenditures on Children by Families" annual report which suggests that a middle-income family with a child born in 2012 will spend 16 percent of its income for buying food until he or she reaches adulthood.
- Middle-income family spends $235,000 to raise baby. Hananel, Sam // Charlotte Post;6/21/2012, Vol. 37 Issue 41, p1B
The article reports that a middle-income family in the U.S. needs 235,000 dollars to raise a child for 17 years, according to a report from the Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.