Strategies for Helping Americans Move Out of Poverty

In this report from the Urban Institute, the authors identify and discuss 13 building blocks that they deem fundamental to advancing the economic mobility of low-income Americans. The building blocks include: family formation and stability; parenting skills; high-quality child care and early learning; elementary and secondary education; postsecondary education; employment and training; wages, wage supplements, and work supports; cash or near-cash safety net; asset formation and access to capital; health and mental health; criminal justice and safety; housing; and community building and social capital.
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August, 2016
August 2016
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Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy
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Two-Generation Approaches
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  • Asset Building
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