- Recent publications using the Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing data provide a family-wide view of the effects of parental incarceration on family dynamics and child behavior, as well as potential predictors for paternal and maternal incarceration.
- Sara McLanahan (PI), Christina Paxton (former co-PI), and Daniel Notterman (DNA Component Director) were interviewed for a Princeton University Featured Story on the past, present, and future of the Fragile Families study.
- Research Brief #50: Effects of Social Disadvantage & Genetic Sensitivity on Children's Telomere LengthWhen focal children were 9 years old, we collected saliva samples, which we've used to extract biomarkers such as telomere length and polymorphisms. Telomeres are the region at the end of the chromosome, which deteriorate as a person ages. Polymorphisms are the natural variants in a person's genes.
- In a recent Princeton Alumni Weekly article on the future of marriage, Principal Investigator Sara McLanahan discusses Fragile Families and the “diverging destinies” between between rich and poor Americans.
- The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is the longest running population based birth cohort study in the U.S. We have been collecting data for the past 17 years on nearly 5,000 families.
News and Highlights
Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
Karen Weise of Bloomberg recently interviewed Daniel Schneider about his paper in Demography, written with co-authors Kristen Harknett and Sara McLanahan, entitled "Intimate Partner Violence in the Great Recession."
Monday, Apr 4, 2016
Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study PIs, staff, and data users attended the Population Association of American 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from March 30-April 2.
9:00 am Tue, Jul 12, 2016