Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

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

Target Setting Method
Projection

Summary

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.