Reports: Other Children & Youth

State Immigration Enforcement Policies: How They Impact Low-Income Households
The Urban Institute, May 2017, 33 pp.
This report looks at how the changing immigration policy environment is likely to affect immigrant families. It examines whether immigrant families living in states with increased enforcement of federal policy saw any changes in their material hardship and ability to pay for essentials such as rent, utilities, or food. The report highlights connections between immigration policy enforcement and well-being in immigrant households.   more info >

Strong at the Broken Places: The Resiliency of Low-Income Parents
National Center for Children in Poverty, April 2017, 20 pp.
By examining factors that promote or hinder children’s healthy development, this policy report draws on recent studies to illustrate the importance of parent resiliency in the development of social-emotional competence among low-income children. The report concludes with program and policy recommendations that have proven effective in promoting the development of protective factors, reducing vulnerabilities, and cultivating resiliency among low-income parents and, consequently, their children.   more info >

2014 Data Indicate That Four in Ten Children Live in Low-Income Families
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, December 2015, 8 pp.
This brief uses American Community Survey data to explore child poverty rates across the United States by region, state, and place type (rural, suburban, and city). It includes information on children who are deeply poor (in families with incomes below half of the poverty line) as well as on low-income children.   more info >

Opportunity, Responsibility and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream
Brookings Institute, December 2015, 88 pp.
This report presents a consensus plan to reduce poverty and restore the American Dream despite political polarization. It begins with a review of basic facts about poverty, mobility, education, employment, and marriage in America today, includes chapters on how changes in family, work, and education have together forced more Americans into poverty, and concludes with a recommended path forward.   more info >

Key "Soft Skills" That Foster Youth Workforce Success: Toward a Consensus Across Fields
Child Trends, June 2015, 56 pp.
“Soft skills” are important for human capital development and workforce success. Nevertheless, a soft skills “gap” is noted by many employers. This white paper recommends a research-based set of key soft skills that increase the chance that youth ages 15–29 will be successful in the workforce.   more info >

America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2014, 100 pp.
Detailed report that provides data on young adults, ages 18-24. Includes demographic characteristics, living situation, and overall well-being.   more info >

The Increasing Diversity of America's Youth: Children Lead the Way to a New Era
Carsey Institute, April 2014, 14 pp.
This report brief discusses how the rapidly changing racial and ethnic composition of the youth population has important implications for intergroup relations, ethnic identities, and electoral politics.   more info >

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