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Data Alerts

March 4, 2015   A contextual characteristics file with Census tract-level data that correspond to the current residence of respondents at each wave (including Years 5 & 9) is now available through our restricted data use contract process.

News and Updates

We'll have an exhibit booth at the Society for Research in Child Development conference March 19-21. Good luck to presenters using Fragile Families data!

An article by Sara McLanahan and her colleague from Harvard, Christopher Jencks, was cited in a New York Times op-ed.

Check out FFCWS presentations at the PAA 2015 Annual Meeting, or visit our exhibit booth to learn more about the study. We're looking forward to seeing you April 30th - May 3rd in San Diego!

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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, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, and 5/12. Click here for a list of the upcoming seminars titles.

Highlighted Study Resources

Research Brief No. 50: Effects of Social Disadvantage and Genetic Sensitivity on Children's Telomere Length

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 here.

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