Balancing School, Work, and Family: Low-Income Parents' Participation in Education and Training

Research Report

Balancing School, Work, and Family: Low-Income Parents' Participation in Education and Training

Abstract

A key policy concern is how to best help low-income individuals gain the skills and credentials they need to find a well-paying job. However, low-income parents in particular may face certain barriers, such as access to reliable child care. This brief uses nationally-representative data to examine the education and training participation of low-income parents and understand their personal and family characteristics, both for those who do and do not engage in education and training. The brief discusses implications for workforce development and child care policy and programs to better support these parents as they balance school, work and family responsibilities.

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