The War on Poverty began 50 years—or two generations—ago, and while it has achieved much, poverty is still being passed down from generation to generation. One reason is that we have been trying to help low income parents and children in separate ways. Two-generation strategies focus instead on holistically addressing this issue simultaneously for both generations.
Review this research to see how policymakers can take steps now to move two-generation strategies forward and measurably improve outcomes for both children and their parents.
This research was shared as part of the 2015 Grantmaker Conference, which included both regional and community-based funders and thought leaders concerned about a common goal–providing individuals, families and communities with greater economic security and opportunities for growth. View all the 2015 Grantmaker Conference resources. View all 2015 conference resources.