Building Family Economic Success: Workforce Development

Brief

Fact: A growing number of jobs in America do not pay family-sustaining wages. This two-page primer hits the issue’s highlights and tells how the Annie E. Casey Foundation is working to reverse this trend by supporting efforts that connect low-skilled adults to well-paying jobs with career potential. 

August 1, 2005

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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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Patrick McCarthy on the Increasing Struggles of America’s Working Families

Video

Four years after a call to arms to fight poverty during the historic presidential election of 2008, the Annie E. Casey Foundation's President and CEO Patrick McCarthy calls for increased awareness of disadvantaged children. McCarthy delivered these remarks during a welcoming speech at the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity forum in January 2012.

January 17, 2012

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Financial Coaching

A New Approach to Asset Building

Report

Financial coaching is an emerging approach to help low-income families build financial assets. This report highlights a financial coaching approach and possible outcomes.

January 1, 2007

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Weathering the Recession

The Financial Crisis and Family Wealth Changes in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Report

The recent financial crisis has shown the importance of asset building. This report sheds light on how families fared during the Great Recession, looking at those living in low-income neighborhoods who may see disproportionate effects from the crisis.

January 1, 2012

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Working Hard for the Money

Trends in Women's Employment, 1970 to 2008

Report

This report, which spans nearly 40 years of women's employment trends, is the first major study of women's employment trends to tease out differences between rural and urban women's work.

January 1, 2008

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The Changing Face of the United States

The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development

Report

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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