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The most common obstacles these young adult parents face, according to the report, include incomplete education, lack of family-sustaining employment opportunities, lack of access to quality child care, inadequate and unstable housing and financial insecurity.

“Our state’s young adult parents don’t get talked about much, but the future of our state is depending on them as workers and as parents,” said Alicia Guevara Warren, the program director for Kids Count in Michigan, at the Michigan League for Public Policy. “This group of parents faces the same challenges that all parents do, but they have added hurdles to education and economic security that state policymakers must address.” Sep 25, 2018 – WSYM FOX TV (Lansing)

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