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The new War on Poverty: Tackling two generations at once

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All Kindergartners in Nevada Given College Savings Accounts

In Nevada, starting kindergarten means starting to save money for college. morenext

From Education Week, September 15, 2014

The Way to Beat Poverty

As our children were growing up, one of their playmates was a girl named Jessica. Our kids would disappear with Jessica to make forts, build a treehouse and share dreams. We were always concerned because — there’s no polite way to say this — Jessica was a mess. morenext

From The New York Times, September 12, 2014

What is the True Poverty Rate in America?

Poverty is less about particular people than about particular places. Which helps explain why the odds of escaping poverty in the U.S. (i.e. economic mobility) haven’t changed in 20 years. morenext

From The Las Vegas Informer, September 08, 2014

The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus

One of the worst career moves a woman can make is to have children. Mothers are less likely to be hired for jobs, to be perceived as competent at work or to be paid as much as their male colleagues with the same qualifications. morenext

From The New York Times- The Upshot, September 06, 2014

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Who’s Missing From This Picture? Single Parent Students

Who’s Missing From This Picture? Single Parent Students

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Mississippi Rising: Building Two-Generation Solutions

Mississippi Rising: Building Two-Generation Solutions

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