Thursday, July 10, 2014
Report Shows Link Between Children's Outcomes and Mothers' Educational Attainment
Children whose mothers have not graduated from high school lag on economic, education and health outcomes, compared with children of better educated mothers, according to a report from the Foundation for Child Development.
Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Children, also finds that one in every eight children in the U.S. lives with a mother who has not graduated from high school.
According to FCD, "The enormous disparities in well-being identified point toward the value and need for comprehensive Dual-Generation strategies that offer high-quality PreK-3rd education for children, effective job training for parents that leads directly to well-paid work, and additional public services—such as health, nutrition, food, and housing—which enable low-income families to overcome barriers to success."...