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5 Policies That Help Children by Helping Their Parents.

Publication Year: 
2014
Personal Author: 
Venator, Joanna.
Sawhill, Isabel V.
Corporate Author: 
Brookings Institution.
Fact Sheet
Page Count: 
1

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.