Young Parents and Workforce Development in a Post-Pandemic World

By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock, August 27, 2020

There are approximately 4.5 million American parents who are between the ages of 18-24.  Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, many young parents faced significant challenges in balancing their jobs and childrearing responsibilities with efforts to build additional skills and advance in their careers.

As policymakers and workforce advocates adapt o a pandemic-affected world, ensuring that skill-building policies are intentionally inclusive of this population can help to ensure a level playing field for all of America’s workers, regardless of their age or parental status.