Learn More: A Collection of Resources on Two-Generation Approaches

Posted November 12, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. Our latest KIDS COUNT policy report presents the Foundation's case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously so that both can succeed together. A number of other resources offer additional insights into the rationale and research behind two-generation approaches, as well as examples of how state and federal policies could help equip families with the tools and skills they need to thrive.

Research and Rationale

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes

Charting a Course to Equitable Collaboration

Gateways to Two Generations

Helping Parents, Helping Children: Two-Generation Mechanisms

Making Economic Security a Family Tradition

Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Families

The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches to Health

Two Generations in Poverty: Status and Trends Among Parents and Children in the United States, 2000-2010

Two Generations, One Future

State and Federal Policy

Considering Two Generation Strategies in the States

Investing in Parents to Invest in Children

Promoting Two-Generation Strategies: A Getting-Started Guide for State and Local Policy Makers

State Policies Through a Two-Generation Lens

Thriving Children, Successful Parents: A Two-Generation Approach to Policy

Top Ten for 2Gen: Policies and Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts

State-Level Strategies

Investing in Hope: A Two-Generation Approach to Asset Building

A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Poverty in Utah

A Two-Generation Strategy: Right From the Start