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A Two-Generation Strategy: Right from the Start

A two-generation, multi-intervention strategy for single, first-time pregnant women in poverty is being developed by Salt Lake County. The three proposed interventions are: • Nurse Family Partnership • Education and training for the mother, and • Two years of high quality preschool for the child beginning at 3 years of age. Voices for Utah Children's second issue in a series of briefs focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty. August 2014.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment 2020

Brief from Ascend's May roundtable with 50 local, state, and national leaders on women's economic empowerment for 2020. July 2014.

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A Two-Generation Approach to Ending Poverty in Utah

Learn about exciting Utah initiatives to address poverty with a two-generation approach, such as the Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act and the NEXT GENERATION KIDS pilot project. Voices for Utah Children's first in a series of issue briefs focused on two-generation strategies to reduce poverty. June 2014.

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Making Economic Security a Family Tradition

Full report from the 2012 Aspen ThinkXChange. 2013.

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Aspen Institute Ascend Network Brochure

Introducing the Aspen Institute Ascend Network. April 2014.

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Two (or More) Generation Frameworks

What if – at this the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty -- we really meant it when we talk about educational and economic success as the legacy that passes from one generation in America to the next, as the mission of Ascend at the Aspen Institute so boldly asserts?

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Harvard Kennedy School Social Capital Toolkit

Published by the Saguaro Seminar. By Thomas H. Sander and Kathleen Lowney. October 2006.

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Improving Access to Public Benefits: Helping Eligible Individuals and Families Get the Income Suppor

By Shelly Waters Boots. Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and Annie E. Casey Foundation. April 2010

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Gateways to Two Generations

Ascend at the Aspen Institute publication on the potential for early childhood programs and partnerships to support children and their parents together. January 2014.

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Innovations in Early Childhood: An Ascend Forum Overview

Ascend at the Aspen Institute overview of Aspen Forum on Innovations in Early Childhood. December 2013.

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Five Ways that Pay Along the Way to a B.A.

By Anthony P. Carnevale, Tamara Jayasundera, Andrew R. Hanson. Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. September 2012.

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: July 2013 Economics Brief

Various Supports for Low-Income Families Reduce Poverty and Have Long-Term Positive Effects On Families and Children. By Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, and Sharon Parrott. July 2013.

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Paths to Advancement for Single Parents

By Cynthia Miller, Victoria Deitch, Aaron Hill. The Employment Retention and Advancement Project. MDRC. November 2010.

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Literature Review: Career Pathways Program

Implementation, Systems and Outcome Evaluation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-income Individuals. Health Professions Opportunities Grants Literature Review. June 2013

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At What Cost? How Student Debt Reduces Lifetime Wealth

By Robert Hiltonsmith. DEMOS. Augst 2013.

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Welfare Reform and the Need for a Two-Generational Approach: A Wisconsin Perspective

By Karen Bogenchneider. Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars. 1996.

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Emerging Opportunities for Addressing Maternal Depression Under Medicaid

By Embry Howell, Olivia Golden, and William Beardslee. Urban Institute. March 2013.

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Accelerate: CAP Tulsa and Ideo.org

A Human-Centered Design Project Focused on CAP Tulsa's Two-Generation Approach. 2013

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Voices for Two-Generation Success: Seeking Stable Futures

Findings from 10 focus groups with low and moderate income mothers, and teenage boys and girls.

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Opening Life Opportunities with Two-Generation Education

By Jessica Tobacman. Spring 2013.

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