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February 10, 2015
Coordinates Services For Families Key To Breaking Poverty Cyle

First-generation low-income college students with children have a better chance of attaining educational goals and escaping poverty when the needs of parent and child are addressed through coordinated services, according to a report from the Aspen Institute’s Ascend.

Those students and their children are just one focus of the report “Top Ten for 2Gen: Policies and Principles to Advance Two-Generation Efforts.” The report examines the ways the prospects of children and parents are linked and mutually reinforcing – and the ways in which a two-generation approach can help low-income families escape the cycle of poverty.

Nearly 45 percent of all children in the United States – some 32 million – live in low-income families. Many low-income parents must juggle school, childcare and employment to attain their educational goals and secure a better future, says report co-author Anne Mosle, executive director of Ascend and a vice president of the Aspen Institute.

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