Audience Group


Nearly 24 million children have parents without full-time jobs, and many others earn too little to help their families flourish. We invest in finding ways to connect parents to economic opportunity so that the family can thrive.

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Program Area

Economic Opportunity

Developing pathways for parents to become financially stable and support their children’s healthy development and academic success.

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The Changing Face of the United States

The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development


In 2007, ZERO TO THREE conducted a literature search focusing on the influence of culture on child development from birth to age 3 years. This paper summarizes the key findings and offers resources for practitioners as they strive to address the needs of a growing and diverse population of infants and toddlers.

January 1, 2008

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Immigration and Child Welfare Fact Sheet


One in five children in the U.S. comes from an immigrant family. As part of Casey's work to address the needs of children in families that are vulnerable or at risk for disruption, this fact sheet presents data on some of the challenges and opportunities that immigration currently presents for child welfare systems.

January 1, 2009

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If Parents Don’t Speak English Well, Will Their Kids Get Locked Up?

Language Barriers and Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System


With support from Casey, the Vera Institute of Justice is studying the relationship between  immigrant parents' ability to speak English and  their ability to participate in the juvenile justice process. 

June 11, 2010

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Facing Our Future

Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement


This report examines the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations across the country. 

January 1, 2010

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Children of Immigrants

Economic Well-Being


This data brief is the fourth in a series that profiles children of immigrants. It focuses on immigrant families’ incomes, economic well-being and use of public benefits.

November 1, 2010

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