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ERIC Number: ED558149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
Mother's Education and Children's Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America's Families. Disparities among America's Children. No. 2
Hernandez, Donald J.; Napierala, Jeffrey S.
Foundation for Child Development
Policies and programs aimed at increasing educational and economic opportunities typically target either low-income children or their mothers, but not both, which limits their impact in fostering intergenerational mobility. This insight undergirds the development and implementation of dual-generation strategies, which focus simultaneously on both children and mothers to foster long-term learning and economic success for low-income families. The results in this report highlight the need for dual-generation strategies, based on the first-ever analysis of 13 economic, education, and health indicators for children whose mothers have not graduated from high school, compared to children whose mothers have higher levels of education. The following are appended: (1) Data Sources; and (2) Percent of Children with Mothers Who Have Not Graduated from High School, and Four Indicators for Children of Family Economic Resources and Academic Proficiency, by State: 2010-2012.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Grade 1; Elementary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Child Development