The Recession Generation

Preventing Long-term Damage from Child Poverty and Young Adult Joblessness

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Coalition on Human Needs

July 1, 2010


There is growing evidence that – without prompt action – the effects of the Great Recession will linger for years, causing lasting damage to children and young adults. This report looks at how Congress can address and support the persistent needs of the Recession Generation, and move our country toward a more prosperous future. 

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Key Takeaway

Congress: Act Now for Future Economic Stability

This is no time to cut back on essential jobs programs, state aid, nutrition and child care benefits, or to shrink tax credits that help low-income working families. Without these investments, the low-income children and youth of this Recession Generation face diminished prospects – which, in turn, will adversely affect the nation’s economic recovery as a whole.

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