February 14, 2013 Preparations for the Year 15 wave of data collection are underway. Study components will include a combined primary caregiver and core mother interview, as well as an interview and in-home assessment with the focal child.
November 3, 2011 A data file from the Year 9 wave of data collection is now available (SAS, SPSS, STATA) through the Princeton University Office of Population Research Data Archive. See our documentation page for more information about these data.
Fragile Families Study PI Sara McLanahan is this year’s recipient of the Thomas C. Schelling Award, an award bestowed annually by Harvard University to an individual "whose remarkable intellectual work has had a transformative impact on public policy."
Psych Central highlights a forthcoming study in the journal Child Development that uses the Fragile Families data to examine the relationship between children's housing instability and school readiness.
An issue of The Future of Children journal highlights research from the Fragile Families Study and recommends policies for reducing unwanted pregnancies, improving relationship stability and father involvement, and increasing children’s access to such support programs as high-quality health care and early childhood education. The Fall 2010 volume, Fragile Families, can be accessed in full online.
Fragile Families Working Group seminars are open to Princeton and Columbia University graduate students and faculty. All seminars take place on Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m. At Princeton, seminars are located in Wallace Hall, Room 001. Spring 2013 seminars have ended. Please check back soon for a full schedule of fall 2013 seminars. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Fragile Families: Debates, Facts, and Solutions by Sara McLanahan and Irwin Garfinkel In: Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families by Marsha Garrison and Elizabeth S. Scott (Eds.)
Childbearing among Cohabiting Women: Race, Pregnancy, and Union Transitions by Daniel T. Lichter In: Early Adulthood in a Family Context by Alan Booth, Susan L. Brown, Nancy S. Landale, Wendy D. Manning, and Susan M. McHale (Eds.)
March 2013 - Brief 48 "Paternal Incarceration and Child Homelessness"
2013-07-FF "The Intergenerational Consequences of Mass Incarceration: Implications for Children's Contact with Grandparents" by Kristin Turney
2013-06-FF "Private Financial Transfers, the Great Recession, and Family Context" by Aaron Gottlieb, Natasha V. Pilkauskas, and Irwin Garfinkel
2013-05-FF "The Impact of Incarceration on Food Insecurity among Households with Children" by Robynn Cox and Sally Wallace
2013-04-FF "Employment, Work-Family Conflict, and Parenting Stress among Economically Disadvantaged Fathers" by Kei Nomaguchi and Wendi Johnson
2013-03-FF "Examining the Relationship between Paternal Incarceration, Maternal Stress, and Harsh Parenting Behaviors" by Jerrett Jones
2013-01-FF "Attachment Security Among Toddlers: The Impacts of Supportive Coparenting and Father Engagement" by Sangita Pudasainee-Kapri amd Rachel Razza