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Data Alerts

November 4, 2014   A labor market and macroeconomic file with data on local employment and national consumer confidence for each wave is now available through a our restricted data use contract process.

News and Updates

The application deadline has been extended for the 2015 Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop hosted by the Columbia Population Research Center on June 17-19. Applications will be accepted through March 8th.

The Wonkblog of the Washington Post featured a FFCWS paper by Natasha Pilkauskas, Irv Garfinkel and Sara McLanahan

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Working Group

Fragile Families Working Group seminars are open to Princeton and Columbia University graduate students and faculty. Spring seminars will be held on:  2/19, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, and 4/23. Click here for a list of the upcoming seminars titles.

The next seminar will be "Family Instability and the Gender Gap in Children's School Suspension" presented by Jayanti Owens on March 5th.

Highlighted Study Resources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Program Results Report

Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study Fact Sheet

An issue of The Future of Children journal highlights research from the Fragile Families Study. The Fall 2010 volume, Fragile Families, can be accessed in full online.

Working Papers

2014-09-FF "An Epidemiological Study of Children's Exposure to Violence in the Fragile Families Study" by Sara McLanahan, Thema Bryant-Davis, Caroline Holcombe, Sarah James, Tyonna Adams and Anthea Gray

2014-08-FF "Punished for their Fathers: School Discipline Among Children of the Prison Boom" by Wade Jacobsen

2014-07-FF "Nonresident Fathers’ Involvement after a Nonmarital Birth: Exploring Differences by Race/Ethnicity" by Calvina Ellerbe, Jerrett Jones and Marcia Carlson

2014-06-FF "Patterns and Predictors of Coparenting after Unmarried Parents Part" by Julia Goldberg and Marcia Carlson

2014-05-FF "Fathers' Investments of Money and Time across Residential Contexts" by Marcia Carlson, Alicia VanOrman and Kimberly Turner