Two-Generation Policies for Young Children and Families in Deep Poverty
Nationally, one in ten children below age 9 lives in deep poverty (in families with incomes at or below fifty percent of the federal poverty line), with alarmingly higher percentages in several states. Young children in deep poverty are at high risk of poor health, developmental, and school outcomes. This project examines the well-being and life circumstances of young children in deep poverty, and policies and programs that can help reduce risk in this vulnerable group. NCCP’s Early Childhood team is engaging a group of state advocates and policy leaders in a series of conference calls to identify opportunities in states to advance two-generation policies that could benefit families in deep poverty with young children and planning for more intensive work in states.