Social services are governmental services that are provided to impoverished and underserved adults and children to receive public health services such as education, housing, and medical care. Since 2009, the total spending on social services had increased by 16.5%; however, after adjusting for inflation the total spending on social services had actually decreased. In fact, social service spending in the United States has declined in real terms over the past decade. Spending on supports like income, nutrition, and housing assistance, adjusted for inflation, dropped 11% per capita, from $885 per person in 2009 to $786 in 2018. Of the . . .