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Policymakers look at two-generational approach

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HARTFORD, Conn. – For the past 50 years the War on Poverty has taken two separate paths. One focuses money on programs for low-income children, and the other focuses money on programs to train low-income adults in the workforce.

Sarah Griffen, a senior consultant for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, said Wednesday that the division of the family comes from the federal, state, and local government, and some of it is by “unconscious design.”

“They support either the parent or the child, but not both,” Griffen told a group of policy advocates gathered at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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