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More Kids Lived with Long-Term Unemployed Parent in ’13 than Pre-Recession

Poverty & Family Economics

Youth Today, by Gary Gately

The analysis updates a 2013 Urban Institute report on children of unemployed parents commissioned by the bipartisan advocacy group for children First Focus.

“For millions of children, the unemployment debate isn’t about economic theory or political ideology. It’s about food on their tables and a roof over their heads,” First Focus President Bruce Lesley said in a statement.

“Extending unemployment insurance should be a no-brainer, but it should also be the beginning, not the end, of a renewed commitment in Congress to invest in children.”