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Steadying the Foundation: Maternal Job Stability, Safety Net Programs & Young Children’s Health

The Great Recession caused many American families to lose their jobs or have their work hours reduced. Low-income working mothers were hit particularly hard. This brief examines how maternal job loss and/or reduced work hours (job instability) increase risk of poor health for young children and their mothers. It documents how two of the largest federal safety net […]

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Baltimore Mothers’ Stable Employment Promotes Child and Family Health

This Policy Brief presents new Children’s HealthWatch data on how Baltimore mothers’ difficulty in maintaining stable employment is linked to health problems in children’s crucial first years of life. The Great Recession resulted in job loss and reduced work hours for many Americans; many jobs are yet to be replaced. In 2012, Marylanders experienced a […]

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Healthy Moms: Improving the Quality of Life for Baltimore City Mothers

Baltimore mothers with symptoms of depression or poor health have children at increased risk for developmental problems, poor health, and hospitalizations. Baltimore mothers who experience economic stressors are more likely to have symptoms of depression and poor health. Baltimore mothers with a high school education or more, or who are employed, are less likely to have symptoms of depression and poor health. […]

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Stable Housing and Utilities: Keeping Baltimore’s Babies Healthy

This policy report illustrates the connection between unaffordable housing and utilities and health outcomes among young children in Baltimore MD.