Opening Doors for Young Parents

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

September 25, 2018


This report reminds policymakers and child advocates of the barriers that young families face. It examines national and state-level trends — highlighting areas of opportunity and concern — and then shares potential solutions that can help these families thrive.

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Key Takeaway

We can and must do more to help young families succeed

Young parents face a wide range of challenges — from housing instability and health concerns to interruptions in education and limited employment options. Equally troubling: These challenges can quickly trickle down a family tree, steepening their child's own climb to success.

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