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The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches to Health

New report analyzing how the Affordable Care Act can improve families' health and economic stability. September 2014.


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.


Making Economic Security a Family Tradition

Full report from the 2012 Aspen ThinkXChange. 2013.


Aspen Institute Ascend Network Brochure

Introducing the Aspen Institute Ascend Network. April 2014.


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.


Innovations in Early Childhood: An Ascend Forum Overview

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


Voices for Two-Generation Success: Seeking Stable Futures

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


2012 Ascend Fellows Brochure

Profiles of the inaugural Ascend Fellows class of leaders within the the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Ascend Fellowship furthering two-generation work with breakthrough ideas and leadership.


Toward A Two-Generation Strategy: Voices of American Families

Ascend Commissions Bipartisan Lake Research Partners and American Viewpoint Focus Groups. December 2011.


Two Generations, One Future

An Ascend at the Aspen Institute Report: Moving Parents and Children Beyond Poverty Together. January 2012.


Two Generations in Poverty: U.S. Status and Trends Among Parents and Children

Ascend Commissions Child Trends Data Analysis of Vulnerable American Families. November 2011.


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