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. 

July 1, 2010

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How job losses since the recession began in 2007 continue to present challenges for parents and children, pushing economic security further out of reach.

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    How access to good child care can improve their opportunities throughout life.

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    How to ensure that children do not suffer short and long-term consequences from lack of proper nutrition.

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    How to halt the devastating trends of youth unemployment.

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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