Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of children living with at least 1 parent employed year round, full time
Baseline: 77.9 percent of children aged 17 years and under were living with at least 1 parent employed year round, full time in 2017
Target: 85.1 percent
Children living in poverty are more likely to have health and developmental problems — and to take part in behaviors that can harm their health. Children who have at least 1 parent with steady work are less likely to live in poverty. High-quality child care programs and strategies to increase job opportunities can help more parents get year-round, full-time work.
Workgroup: Social Determinants of Health Workgroup