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Young parents are at high risk of facing severe hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Expanding and strengthening small-dollar lending practices can help improve families’ financial resiliency through the pandemic and beyond.
The share of families with children younger than 18 headed by a single mother has increased from 12 to 21 percent.
The more time young parents spend combining work with education, the higher their incomes were at age 30.
A pilot program in San Francisco provided debt relief to parents with debt related to child support.
The CCDF Policies Database is a resource for analyzing current and future policies and assessing how states respond to evolving priorities.
The shutdown has disrupted much more than government services, as thousands of families now face mounting instability.
Thirty-six percent of federal employees report having child care responsibilities, and 14 percent report having responsibilities for an adult with special needs.
The school is a bold, public experiment in whole-family community intervention, and it is rooted in strong evidence and a proven model.
A recent proposal would allow new parents to trade future Social Security benefits for a few months of paid leave.

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