Two-Generation Programs in the Twenty-First Century

  title={Two-Generation Programs in the Twenty-First Century},
  author={P. Lindsay Chase‐Lansdale and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn},
  journal={The Future of Children},
  pages={13 - 39}
Most of the authors in this issue of Future of Children focus on a single strategy for helping both adults and children that could become a component of two-generation programs. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, on the other hand, look at actual programs with an explicit two-generation focus that have been tried in the past or are currently under way. These explicitly two-generation programs have sought to build human capital across generations by combining education or job… 

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A Theoretical Framework for Two- Generation Models

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Preschool Programs Can Boost School Readiness

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Effects of a comprehensive program for teenage parents: five years after project redirection.

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  • Psychology
    Family planning perspectives
  • 1989
A fifth-year follow-up of teenage mothers who had enrolled in Project Redirection revealed many long-term benefits of the program, including improved employment outcomes and greater self-sufficiency among all of the women, regardless of the size of their family.