Two Generations, One Future

Advancing the Education and Income of Parents and Children Simultaneously

Library Two-generation programs, which provide workforce development and skills training to parents while their children are engaged in quality early-childhood education programs, are a promising investment and anti-poverty strategy gaining momentum across the country. Surprisingly, few early learning programs target parents for postsecondary education and training, despite the fact that increased parental education and family income are associated with better outcomes for children.

This policy research briefing examines evidence supporting two-generation investments and discusses several initiatives and evaluations that are currently underway, including a pilot project in Evanston, Ill. For research related to two-generation initiatives, go here.

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“Two-Generation Solutions: Evidence from the Field”

Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Associate Provost for Faculty, and IPR Fellow; and Teresa Eckrich Sommer, IPR Senior Research Scientist, Northwestern University

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“Paying It Forward: Student-Parents and Their Pathways to College Degrees”

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies and Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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“Children's Savings Accounts to Brighten Outlooks Toward the Future”

Mesmin Destin, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and of Psychology, and IPR Associate, Northwestern University

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David Figlio, IPR Director and Fellow, and Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics, Northwestern University

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL

This event is co-sponsored with the Childcare Network of Evanston, Evanston Township High School, Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, the Evanston Community Foundation, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute. ("Two Generations, One Future" is a trademark of Ascend.)