Public Expenditure on Children in India: (Trends and Patterns)
An analysis of budgets and expenditure of the union and sixteen state governments
This study focuses on an analysis of public expenditure for children (0-18 years of age) in 16 states and at the central level in the Government of India for a period of seven years (2012-13 to 2018-19). It examines the role of public spending on child development and well-being.
It attempts to identify and understand whether public spending is linked with child’s well-being; the areas in which states perform well and those that need greater attention; what determines the size and direction of public spending on children in states, and what the most important messages are for public policy and action in this regard.
The 16 states analyzed are Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.