FRAGILE FAMILIES AND CHILD WELLBEING STUDY NEWSLETTER
Many exciting activities are happening on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study this fall. The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing welcomes three new Postdoctoral Research Associates who will be using Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study data in their research over the upcoming year. The Fragile Families Working Group luncheon series for Princeton and Columbia University faculty and students began again this September.
Preparations for the Year 15 wave of data collection are currently underway. Interviewing in our first cities will start in Spring 2013. Several new data releases are also planned over the next year, including weights, genetic, and contextual data associated with the Year 9 wave of data collection. Please visit the Study website, www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu, for updates on these releases.
The upcoming 2012 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference, on November 8-10, in Baltimore, MD, features presentations using Fragile Families data.
This past summer, 35 young scholars from across the country took part in a 3-day workshop designed to familiarize researchers with the rich data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Participants from various disciplines in the social sciences received training from leading experts on using the data for questions related to parental relationships, economic resources, parenting behaviors, father involvement, child behavior, and parent and child health. A special focus was placed on the newest wave of data collection in the Study, Year 9. Check out the list of 2012 attendees on the Fragile Families webpage.
Recent Working Papers
Recent Published Articles
- The Impact of Physical and Economic Abuse on Maternal Mental Health and Parenting. Children and Youth Services Review. 34(9): 1922-1928. Judy Postmus, Chien-Chung Huang, Amanda Mathisen-Stylianou.
- Pathways of Disadvantage: Explaining the Relationship between Maternal Depression and Children’s Problem Behaviors. Social Science Research. 41(6): 1546-1564. Kristin Turney.
- Immigrant-Native Differences in Child Health: Does Maternal Education Narrow or Widen the Gap?. Child Development. 83(5): 1501-1509. Margot Jackson, Kathleen Kiernan, Sara McLanahan.
- Race/Ethnic and Nativity Disparities in Child Overweight in the United States and England. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 643(1): 219-238. Melissa Martinson, Sara McLanahan, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn.
- Family Structure and Obesity in Early Childhood. Social Science Research. 41(4): 820-832. Kammi Schmeer.
- Those They Leave Behind: Paternal Incarceration and Maternal Instrumental Support. Journal of Marriage and Family. 74(5): 1149-1165. Kristin Turney, Jason Schnittker, Christopher Wildeman.
- Nonresident Fathers' Parenting, Maternal Mastery and Child Development in Poor African American Single-Mother Families. Race and Social Problems. 4(2): 102-111. Jeong-Kyun Choi, Aurora Jackson.
- Birthweight of Children of Immigrants by Maternal Duration of Residence in the United States. Social Science & Medicine. 75(3): 459-468. Julien Teitler, Nathan Hutto, Nancy Reichman.
- Effects of Financial Insecurity on Social Interactions. Journal of Socio-Economics. 41(5): 574-583. Hope Corman, Kelly Noonan, Nancy Reichman, Jennifer Schultz.
- Is It Generalized Anxiety Disorder or Poverty? An Examination of Poor Mothers and Their Children. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. 29(4): 345-355. Judith Baer, MiSung Kim, Bonnie Wilkenfeld.
- Nativity Differences in Mothers’ Health Behaviors: A Cross-National and Longitudinal Lens. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 643(1): 192-218. Margot Jackson, Sara McLanahan, Kathleen Kiernan.
- Resident Black Fathers' Involvement: A Comparative Analysis of Married and Unwed, Cohabitating Fathers. Journal of Family Issues. 33(6): 695-714. Armon Perry, Dana Harmon, James Leeper.
- Maternal Religious Involvement and Breastfeeding Initiation and Duration. American Journal of Public Health. 102(10): 1865-1868. Amy Burdette, Natasha Pilkauskas.
- The Influence of Stress and Social Support on Depressive Symptoms in Mothers with Young Children. Social Science & Medicine. 75(11): 2013-2020. Jennifer Manuel, Melissa Martinson, Sarah Bledsoe-Mansori, Jennifer Bellamy.
- Prevalence and Correlates of Stability and Change in Maternal Depression: Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. PLOS ONE. 7(9): e45709. Kristin Turney.
- Punishment and Welfare: Paternal Incarceration and Families’ Receipt of Public Assistance. Social Forces. 90(4): 1403-1427. Naomi Sugie.
- Neighborhood Disorder and Paternal Involvement of Nonresident and Resident Fathers. Family Relations. 61(3): 501-513. Saijun Zhang, Tamara Fuller.
- Three-Generation Family Households: Differences by Family Structure at Birth. Journal of Marriage and Family. 74(5): 931-943. Natasha Pilkauskas.
- Early Childhood Economic Disadvantage and the Health of Hispanic Children. Social Science & Medicine. 75(8): 1523-1530. Kammi Schmeer.
- Psychometric Properties of the Parental Distress Subscale. Journal of Family and Child Studies. 21(5): 747-753. Antoinette Farmer, Andrew Peterson.
- Do Late Adolescent Fathers Have More Depressive Symptoms than Older Fathers?. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 41(10): 1366-1381. Yookyong Lee, Jay Fagan, Wan-Yi Chen.
- Cooperation, Conflict, or Disengagement? Coparenting Styles and Father Involvement in Fragile Families. Family Process. 51(3): 325-342. Maureen Waller.
- Paternal Depression and Risk for Child Neglect in Father-Involved Families of Young Children. Child Abuse & Neglect. 36(5): 461-469. Shawna Lee, Catherine Taylor, Jennifer Bellamy.
- Mothers’ Repartnering after a Nonmarital Birth. Social Forces. 90(3): 817-841. Sharon Bzostek, Sara McLanahan, Marcia Carlson.