The following information was gathered from The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. More information and a link to more studies is found at the bottom of this page.
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Father Incarcerations Study on Preschool Children: Fragile Families Research Brief
Incarceration Study #42: (Yet another incarceration study with different criteria; same facility. This brief contains Conclusions and Policy Implications as well.). Fragile Families Research Brief
Study on Welfare and Child Support on Couples Unions #20: (“The research reported in this brief suggests that welfare and child support policies do affect union formation and dissolution among couples who have a child outside of marriage. Generous welfare is positively related to cohabitation, a union status that has been little examined in previous research. Consistent with recent evidence from randomized experiments, we find scant evidence that generous welfare benefits affect marriage. WE FIND THAT STRONG CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT IS LINKED TO A GREATER LIKELIHOOD OF COUPLES’ BREAKING UP, either before or after a non-marital birth.”). Fragile Families Research Brief
Dispelling Myths about Unwed Fathers #1: (Very good study detailing unwed fathers and surrounding myths backed by facts.).
MYTH #1 UNMARRIED BIRTHS ARE THE PRODUCT OF CASUAL RELATIONSHIPS.
MYTH #2 UNMARRIED FATHERS DON’T CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN.
MYTH #3 UNMARRIED FATHERS ARE DANGEROUS, AND MOTHERS DON’T WANT THEM AROUND.
A LITTLE ABOUT: “The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study”
The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is following a cohort of nearly 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000 (roughly three-quarters of whom were born to unmarried parents). We refer to unmarried parents and their children as “fragile families” to underscore that they are families and that they are at greater risk of breaking up and living in poverty than more traditional
The core FF Study was designed to primarily address four questions of great interest to researchers and policy makers: (1) What are the conditions and capabilities of unmarried parents, especially fathers?; (2) What is the nature of the relationships between unmarried parents?; (3) How do children born into these families fare?; and (4) How do policies and environmental conditions affect families and children?
The Study consists of interviews with both mothers and fathers at birth and again when children are ages one, three and five, plus in-home assessments of children and their home environments at ages three and five. The parent interviews collect information on attitudes, relationships, parenting behavior, demographic characteristics, health (mental and physical), economic and employment status, neighborhood characteristics, and program participation. The in-home interview collects information on children’s cognitive and emotional development, health, and home environment. Several collaborative studies provide additional information on parents’ medical, employment and incarceration histories, religion, child care and early childhood education. The first four waves of data are available on the web at http://www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu/public.asp. Research findings based on data from the Fragile Families Study are available in the Fragile Families Working Paper series.
The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing in Middle Childhood Study recently received a $17 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) to field a nine-year follow-up. This project combines the core telephone surveys, in-home study, and teacher surveys into one larger project. Data collection began in 2007 and will continue through 2010.
For more information and to view other relevant studies: FragileFamilies.Princeton.edu/index.asp
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