Opening Doors for Young Parents

Posted September 25, 2018
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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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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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.