Economic Security for Extremely Vulnerable Families: Themes and Options for Workforce Development and Asset Strategies

Research Report

Economic Security for Extremely Vulnerable Families: Themes and Options for Workforce Development and Asset Strategies

Abstract

This report explores workforce and asset development strategies for improving the economic security of extremely vulnerable families, those facing major challenges beyond poverty. Evidence drawn from the authors' own research, their review of relevant literature, and learning sessions conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Center for Community and Economic in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Portland, Maine, suggests that programs can succeed at improving the skills and employability of extremely vulnerable parents and increasing their savings to help tide them through emergencies. The paper also highlights opportunities to inform policy and support targeted research to advance this agenda.

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