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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

The Shocking Number of Moms Who Move In With Others, and How Much Money They Save
The Wonkblog of the Washington Post has featured an article published in Demography by Natasha Pilkauskas, Irwin Garfinkel and Sara McLanahan. Half of the families in the study had doubled-up at least once, saving them more than $4,000 on average per year. Doubling-up also plays a role in childhood food insecurity according to the most recent Future of Children research report.

The Unbelievable Rise of Single Motherhood in America
The Wonkblog of the Washington Post and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University have featured an article published in Education Next by Sara McLanahan and her co-author Christopher Jencks. What happens to the children of unmarried mothers?

Children's Exposure to Violence in the Fragile Families Study
Sara McLanahan and colleagues authored a policy report about neighborhood violence, domestic violence and harsh parenting in the Fragile Families Study published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Launch of The Child & Family Blog
The Future of Children, the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge (UK), and the Jacobs Foundation (Switzerland) have jointly launched The Child & Family Blog to share new knowledge that researchers create worldwide with all those who want to improve the lives of children.

What's Happening at CRCW

February 19th Fragile Families Working Group Seminar "Maternal Education, Changing Family Circumstances, and Child Development in the U.S. and U.K." by Margot Jackson

March 5th Fragile Families Working Group Seminar "Family Instability and the Gender Gap in Children's School Suspension" by Jayanti Owens

April 2nd Fragile Families Working Group Seminar by Colter Mitchell

April 16th Fragile Families Working Group Seminar "The Social Epidemiology of Sleep: The Nights and Daze of Teenagers" by Lauren Hale

April 23rd Fragile Families Working Group Seminar "Gene-Environment Interactions in the Effects of Paternal Incarceration" by Amanda Geller

 

   

 

 

 

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