Family Support Projects
Family Support Policy Research
The stability and well-being of families with children—particularly families with limited means—are central public policy concerns. Parents’ success in the labor market, and public programs to help them succeed, can affect the material comforts, self-esteem, and well-being they and their children enjoy, as well as the quality of couple and family relationships. Social programs can protect families in distress against the most severe consequences of economic cycles and personal misfortune, while promoting the goal of self-sufficiency. Because some of our most vulnerable families are headed by parents who had their first child as teens, policymakers have developed strategies to address these families' needs and have devised efforts in recent years to encourage teens to delay parenthood. Read more about our family support research.
Lessons from the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Evidence Review
A new ASPE research brief highlights six key lessons from a systematic review of the research literature on programs to prevent teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. The lessons will help the growing number of other organizations and federal agencies considering similar policy-driven reviews.
Connecting At-Risk Youth to Promising Occupations