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Poverty and Inequality

Regular, Monthly Unconditional Cash Gift Increases Families’ Investments in Young Children

This brief summarizes findings from The Baby’s First Years study, examining the ways in which a monthly unconditional high-cash gift has been used to support children’s learning and development. Results from the study highlight that such aid resulted in investments in children by increasing parents’ spending on child-specific goods and time spent on early learning activities.

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Families and Parenting
Poverty and Inequality

Beyond Parental Wealth: Grandparental Wealth and the Transition to Adulthood

Young adulthood encompasses a number of decision points around education, employment, and fertility. To capture this complexity, this study examines how multigenerational wealth is related to four outcomes: college attendance, steady employment, early nonmarital birth, and idleness.

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Poverty and Inequality

Impact of Monthly Unconditional Cash on Food Security, Spending, and Consumption

New data from the Baby’s First Years study provide a look at family food security and how families with low incomes allocate additional funds, including spending on food.

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K-12 Education
Race Equity

Teachers’ First Classroom Experiences and Persistent Racial Gaps in Schooling

New research findings show that teachers’ experiences during their first year in the profession impact how they assess students, particularly Black students, later in their careers.

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Child Welfare

What We Know About Current Electronic Health Record Tools for the Identification and Management of Child Abuse

This research brief summarizes finding from Electronic Health Record Tools to Identify Child Maltreatment: Scoping Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews, which reviewed existing research on EHR-based child abuse screens and clinical decision support systems. The authors also collected the perspectives of medical personnel on the implementation of such tools.

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Families and Parenting
Poverty and Inequality

Practitioners in North Carolina’s TANF and Related Income Assistance Programs Offer Perspectives on Latino Families’ Experiences

This brief is part of a series to examine state-level policies that relate to social service and safety net programs and the ways in which state and federal policy implementation at the local level may affect the reach of program benefits among Latino families.

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