5 Policies That Help Children by Helping Their Parents.

Year Published
Author (Individual)
Venator, Joanna.
Sawhill, Isabel V.
Author (Organization)
Brookings Institution.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
This fact sheet discusses findings from a KIDS COUNT report that highlights the ways in which parents are stretched thin working in low-paying jobs, the effects of inflexible employment on a parent’s ability to provide the emotional and physical care vital for early childhood development, and the detrimental effects of parental stress on children’s cognitive development. It then spotlights five two-generation polices to improve family mobility: home visiting programs, training health professionals to identify risk factors, streamline the process for accessing benefits, connect fathers to their children, and provide family-friends child care and family leave policies.

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