5 Policies That Help Children by Helping Their Parents.

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Year Published
2014
Author (Individual)
Venator, Joanna.
Sawhill, Isabel V.
Author (Organization)
Brookings Institution.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
HTML
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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