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GED Recipients Have Lower Earnings, are Less Likely to Enter College

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Tweet Written by Stephanie Ewert Although most people complete high school by earning a traditional high school diploma, some complete a high school equivalency by passing the GED test. Most states and many federal programs consider the GED certificate to … Continue reading

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$35 billion owed in child support payments

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Tweet Written by: Tim Grall During a time when the number of people living in poverty reached its largest recorded number in 51 years, 28.3 percent of custodial parents found themselves below the poverty level. For many families, the income … Continue reading

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A Slow Economy Can Increase Child Care Provided by Fathers

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Tweet Written by: Lynda Laughlin Changes in the use of father-provider child care is often related to changes in the family and the¬†economy. The recent recession was particularly difficult for men. Men had higher jobless rates than women because of … Continue reading

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More Families Receive Assistance During a Time of Recession

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Tweet Written by: Shelley Irving To help cope with challenging economic times, more people have turned to financial assistance programs.¬† One such assistance program is TANF, which refers to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the program that replaced the Aid … Continue reading

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Access to Paid Leave Varies by Education for New Moms

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Tweet Written By: Lynda Laughlin Paid maternity allows new mothers time to care for their newborns and provides economic security while they are away from work. While the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, entitles new parents to … Continue reading

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