Children who are raised in low-income families are more likely to earn less when they become adults, to have lower educational attainment and to have poor health outcomes than children who were raised in families that were not low-income. Governors understand that a strong family leads to a strong opportunity, and are in a unique position to bolster family supports. The NGA Center works with governors and family-serving agencies to improve economic opportunities for vulnerable children and families and to reduce poverty and to increase family well-being.


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