Welcome to the CRCW

The Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) is an interdisciplinary center at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. Our mission is to stimulate basic research, educate faculty and students about issues related to children's policies, and influence policymakers and practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels. read more

In the News

Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education?
October 26, 2016, Brookings Institution- Event and Webcast
Future of Children event to introduce the newest journal issue:
"Starting Early: Education from Prekindergarten to Third Grade."

Fragile Families Collaborators Publish Book about the Effects of the Great Recession on Parents and Young Children
Irwin Garfinkel, Sara McLanahan, Christopher Wimer, and several other contributors published a book entitled Children of the Great Recession. The eBook is available for download on the Russell Sage website.

Sara McLanahan Receives Honorary Degree
Northwestern University awarded Sara McLanahan an honorary doctorate on June 17, 2016. She was recognized for her scholarship on child wellbeing.

Ron Haskins Named as Co-Chair of Commission for Evidence-Based Policy Making
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, has named Ron Haskins as co-chair of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making. The new commission will evaluate how federal data can be better used to improve federal programs.

Ron Haskins and Isabell Sawhill Named as Moynihan Prize Winners
Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill, senior editors of the Future of Children, received the 2016 Moynihan Prize for their collaboration, which has reframed the debate on poverty and inequality, focusing on child wellbeing, healthy families and social mobility. Watch their lecture here.

Employment Opportunities

We are seeking a visiting research scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year. See the opportunities page for details.


What's Happening at CRCW

Stay tuned for updates on future events.






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