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What are the effects of a two-generation human capital program on low-income parents' education, employment and psychological well-being?

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Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay
Sommer, Teresa Eckrich
Sabol, Terri J.
Chor, Elise
Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne
Yoshikawa, Hirokazu
King, Christopher
Morris, Amanada
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February 2019
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February 2019
Two-Generation Programs: Policy Brief #1
  • The current brief explores the effects of a model two-generation human capital intervention CareerAdvance®, on parent outcomes.
  • CareerAdvance®, developed and run by the Community Action Project of Tulsa Count (CAP Tulsa), is a healthcare training program designed for parents of children enrolled in CAP’s Head Start programs.
  • After one year, CareerAdvance® parents demonstrated higher rates of certification and employment in the healthcare sector (but not employment in general) than did matched comparison parents whose children were also in Head Start. The study did not find effects on parent income or average employment across all sectors in the short-term.
  • Parents in CareerAdvance® also reported higher levels of optimism, self-efficacy, and career identity in contrast to the matched comparison group.
  • In sum, we find that CareerAdvance® promoted parent education, employment and overall well-being even as parents juggled the demands of school, family and employment. (Executive summary)
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