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Report: Intergenerational Poverty in Utah, 2015

Utah communities impacted by intergenerational poverty are increasingly utilizing the data contained in these annual reports. These communities are attaining greater understanding of the educational and economic outcomes of families and beginning to discuss local solutions to these challenges....
Tags: intergenerational poverty, local solutions, Utah communities,

Report: Intergenerational Poverty in Utah, 2014

The most significant development in the 2014 report is the inclusion of data from the other four agencies providing services to children and their families: Department of Health (DOH), Department of Human Services (“DHS”), Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and Utah Juvenile Courts....
Tags: data sharing, intergenerational poverty, Utah department of workforce services,

Report: Intergenerational Poverty in Utah, 2013

These findings and other work from the Committee and Commission suggest that more research should be done in the realm of mental health events and the differences in outcomes of early childhood educational services for the children of adults experiencing intergenerational poverty....
Tags: early childhood education, intergenerational poverty, mental health services,

Report: Intergenerational Poverty in Utah, 2012

Access to interstate public assistance data, exchanges of information with private non-profits and faith-based organizations, and collaboration between Utah state agencies to match public assistance records with other public records such as corrections, juvenile justice, foster care, and public education would significantly enhance future...
Tags: data exchanges, intergenerational poverty, public assistance,

Report: Utah’s Plan for a Stronger Future, 5- and 10-year plan to address intergenerational poverty

This comprehensive plan provides a roadmap for addressing intergenerational poverty. The roadmap provides the structure necessary to maintain focus and develop the goals necessary to allow all partners to develop evidence-based strategies and begin implementation to end the cycle of poverty for Utah children. Moreover, the plan not only establishes...
Tags: child poverty, intergenerational poverty, Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission,

Report: Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, Agendas and Minutes

In 2012, the Utah Legislature adopted the Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act. This Act created the Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, requiring the Department of Workforce Service to combine forces with other state agencies to measurably reduce the incidence of children who remain in poverty, as they become adults. This goal will...
Tags: intergenerational poverty, Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, Utah department of workforce services, Utah Legislature,

Report: Background on Intergenerational Poverty, Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, July 6, 2016

There is a difference between “situational poverty” and “intergenerational poverty.” Understanding the difference is key in figuring out the correct approach and how best to work with families most in need. Majority of individuals utilizing the public welfare system are considered situational. The use is generally temporary based on the...
Tags: intergenerational poverty, Intergenerational Welfare Reform Commission, Jon Pierpont, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, situational poverty, Tracy Gruber,

Testimony: Wealth and Poverty in America, Jon S. Pierpont, Executive Director of the Utah Department of Workforce Services, October 29, 2015

Families experiencing intergenerational poverty have more sporadic employment, earn wages insufficient to meet basic needs of their children, lack access to healthcare, and lag significantly behind the rest of Utah’s children in educational outcomes....
Tags: Childhood Poverty, Education, Healthcare, intergenerational poverty, Utah department of workforce services,

Thesis: Poverty Cycles in Utah: How teen mothers hurt themselves, their children and society

By reducing the number of adolescents who become pregnant, health care, welfare, and education costs would decrease while tax revenue and education completion rates would increase....
Tags: Poverty in Utah, Sex Education, Teenage Birth Rates, Teenage Pregnancy,

Study: Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality, Young Lives

The results suggest that reductions in poverty and in inequality in the parents’ generation reduce poverty and inequality in the children’s generation some, but not much....
Tags: Inequality, intergenerational poverty, Parental Poverty,

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