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Center for Global Policy Solutions. 2016. Overlooked but not forgotten: Social Security lifts millions more children out of poverty. Washington, DC: Center for Global Policy Solutions, 33 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to expand existing research about Social Security's indirect role in lifting children out of poverty by examining the effect on those living in extended households. It documents how the multi-generational impact of Social Security has grown and how it has provided an important and increasing income source across different racial and ethnic groups. Policy implications are included.

Contact: Center for Global Policy Solutions, 1300 L Street, N.W., Suite 975, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 265-5111 Fax: (202) 265-5118 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Ethnic factors, Family income, Federal programs, Intergenerational programs, Policy development. , Poverty, Racial factors, Social Security, Trends

First Focus. 2015. Big ideas: Pioneering change–Innovative ideas for children and families. Washington, DC: First Focus, 153 pp.

Annotation: This compilation of 14 papers outlines ways to create opportunities for families in poverty. Topics include include emerging two-generation policies, using housing rules to tackle education inequalities for minority children, the costs of raising children, implementing a child allowance program, Roth IRAs and savings accounts for children, community schools and educational equity, higher-education tax spending, coordinating health care with home visits for new families, a policy agenda to expand economic opportunity, immigration decisions and children, systems of care to address the needs of commercially sexually exploited youth, and practices and policies to reduce the burden of childhood asthma.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior change, Child health, Equal opportunities, Families, Family centered care, Intergenerational programs, Low income groups, Minority groups, Models, Organizational change, Policy development, Poverty, Service delivery, Systems development, Vulnerability, Youth

McLanahan S, ed. 2014. Helping parents, helping children: Two-generation mechanisms. Princeton, NJ: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, (The future of children; v. 24, no. 1, Spring 2014)

Lombardi J, Mosle A, Patel N, Schumacher R, Stedron J. 2014. Gateways to two generations: The potential for early childhood programs and partnerships to support children and parents together. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute, Ascend, 26 pp.

Annotation: This document explores the two-generation framework, which focuses on creating opportunities for and meeting the needs of vulnerable children and their parents together, and the potential that early childhood development programs have to be gateways for two-generation approaches. Topics include the core components of two-generation approaches (economic supports, education, and social capital); a history of engaging parents in early childhood; the progression of thinking about parents in early childhood development; two-generation approaches in early childhood programs; and state- and community-level initiatives.

Contact: Aspen Institute, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1133, Telephone: (202) 736-5800 Fax: (202) 467-0790 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Economic factors, Education factors, History, Intergenerational programs, Local initiatives, Models, Social change, Social factors, Social support, State programs, Young children

Park M, McHugh M. 2014. Immigrant parents and early childhood programs: Addressing barriers of literacy, culture, and systems knowledge. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute, 57 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies the unique needs of immigrant parents across the range of expectations for parent skill, engagement, and leadership sought by early childhood education and care programs, as well as strategies for addressing these needs. Contents include selected demographics of children of immigrants and their parents, factors jeopardizing meaningful engagement, the importance of parent engagement specific to children of immigrants, federal programming, family literacy and dual-generation strategies, and adult education. Research findings and recommendations are also presented.

Contact: Migration Policy Institute, 1400 16th Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 266-1940 Fax: (202) 266-1900 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adult education, Child care, Early childhood education, Federal programs, Immigrants, Intergenerational programs, Language barriers, Limited English speakers, Literacy education, Low literacy, Parent professional relations, Parent support services, Parents, Research, Young children

Hernandez DJ, Napierala JS. 2014. Mother's education and children's outcomes: How dual-generation programs offer increased opportunities for America's families. New York, NY: Foundation for Child Development, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report documents the need for dual-generation strategies for families with low income and education levels to assure strong educational outcomes and upward economic mobility. The report describes the following three components of a comprehensive dual-generation strategy: high-quality early childhood education (pre-kindergarten through third grade); sectoral job training leading to a certificate, credential, or degree for high-wage/high-demand jobs; and wrap-around family and peer support services. Additional topics include results of an analysis of 13 economic, education, and health indicators, which highlight disparities in the well-being experienced by children with four different levels of mother's education. Opportunities for federal, state, and local governments are included.

Contact: Foundation for Child Development, 295 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 867-5777 Fax: (212) 867-5844 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Child health, Early childhood education, Educational attainment, Family support services, Government role, Intergenerational programs, Low income groups, Mothers, Statistical data, Vocational education, Work force

Austin Turner M, Edelman P, Poethig E, Aron L with Rogers M, Lowenstein C. 2014. Tackling persistent poverty in distressed urban neighborhoods: History, principles, and strategies for philanthropic investment. Washington, DC: Urban Institute, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper summarizes lessons learned and evolving practice in the field of place-based interventions, and it offers a set of guiding principles for child-focused, place-conscious initiatives focused on persistent, intergenerational poverty. The paper focuses on experience and insights in distressed urban neighborhoods. Contents include a summary of the origins and evolution of place-based anitpoverty initiatives, emerging principles and initiatives, a conceptual framework, and recommendations for philanthropic intervention.

Contact: Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 833-7200 Fax: (202) 467-5775 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Financial support, Intergenerational programs, Intervention, Local initiatives, Models, Poverty, Urban environment

Weil A, Regmi S, Hanlon C. 2014. The Affordable Care Act: Affording two-generation approaches to health. Portland, OR: National Academy for State Health Policy, 46 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes the changes in health care affected by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and explores the development of a health care system that supports two-generation approaches. Topics include health insurance that promotes family well-being, coverage under the ACA, and organizing the health care system to promote family well-being.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Accountability, Coordination, Equal opportunities, Families, Financing, Health care reform, Health insurance, Health promotion, Intergenerational programs, Organizational change, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Service delivery system, Service integration, Systems development

American Hospital Association, Committee on Performance Improvement. 2014. Managing an intergenerational workforce: Strategies for health care transformation. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, 46 pp.

Annotation: This report identifies approaches and initiatives to help leaders deploy strategies and competencies essential to developing the future health care work force. Topics include the characteristics of four generations in the work force and their impact on the health care industry, strategies to support health care transformation, and creating high-performing teams. Case studies and examples of intergenerational management strategies are included. The future work force is also discussed.

Contact: American Hospital Association, Health Research and Educational Trust, 155 North Wacker, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606, Telephone: (800) AHA-2626 Secondary Telephone: (312) 422-2600 Fax: (312) 422-4568 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Health care delivery, Health care reform, Health care systems, Hospitals, Intergenerational programs, Personnel management, Systems development, Teamwork, Trends, Work force

Newman S, Brummel SW, eds. 1989. Intergenerational programs: Imperatives, strategies, impacts, trends. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 258 pp.

Annotation: This monograph, published simultaneously as a combined issue of the "Journal of Children in Contemporary Society" 20(3/4), contains articles addressing issues in intergenerational programming, including: competition for federal funding between old and young; the history of interaction between young and old in western culture; cross-cultural issues; the status of intergenerational research; and the human development life cycle and its effect on intergenerational programming and public policy considerations.

Contact: Haworth Press, Taylor and Francis, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042, Telephone: (800) 634-7064 Secondary Telephone: Contact Phone: (800) 342-9618 Fax: E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Age factors, Age groups, Cultural factors, Intergenerational programs, Public policy, Training


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.