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Seeking Safe Haven: How Two States Have Approached the Minor Parent Living Arrangement Rule

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Publication Date: March 1999

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Marriage and family life)

Type: Report

Coverage: Illinois Illinois

Abstract:

Illinois and Vermont implemented a minor parent living arrangement policy prior to the 1996 law. Both have policies designed to protect those for whom the living arrangement rule might prove problematic due to abuse at home or other causes. This in-depth exploration is designed to assist those who work on the policy or with teen parents to gain insights into the nuances of implementation from the perspective of two states with experience.