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
Sociology: The Most Fragile Families
Princeton Alumni Weekly interviews CRCW Director Sara McLanahan about what it means for a child in America to be born to unwed parents. “There’s an enormous amount of instability and complexity in the lives of these families.”
Cutting SNAP Benefits Not A Snap Decision
NPR interviews Isabel Sawhill, who discusses the possible effect of recent cuts to the food stamp program and offers suggestions to responsibly reduce the federal deficit.
Something In The (Expecting Mother's) Water
Red Orbit highlights research by Janet Currie which finds that pregnant women living in areas with contaminated water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights.
Mothers’ Pregnancy Weight Can Affect Childhood Obesity
Science World Report highlights research by Janet Currie on the link between pregnancy weight gain and childhood obesity through age 12. “Programs to limit pregnancy weight gain could help prevent some cases of childhood obesity.”
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