Strengthening Families and Communities
In recent years policymakers have engaged in a national dialogue on the value of marriage. We’ve also debated how to equalize low-income families’ access to parenting supports such as child care and flexible work schedules. And we have recognized the importance of extended family members and local communities in strengthening families. Tying all these strings together is a child-centered approach that focuses less on the structure of a family and more on the kinds of programs that will assist all types of family units where they live, and help them advance toward economic stability.
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This article was originally published in Half in Ten.
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