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Publication Date

February 1, 2018



Understanding Young Parents

By Sick N, Spaulding S, Park Y

“In 2013, there were 3.6 million young parents (those ages 18 to 24) living with their children in the United States.1 These young adults face particular challenges gaining the skills, education, and experiences necessary to obtain good, family-sustaining jobs. Although persistence in college and employment are difficult for many young adults, young parents face additional hurdles. However, being a parent provides added motivation because of the desire and responsibility to provide for one’s children…”

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March 12, 2018

Sick N, Spaulding S, Park Y (2017) Understanding Young Parents. Urban Institute. Available online: https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/96691/understanding_young_parent_families_0.pdf