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
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.
Proposed Children’s Study Needs Refinement, Report Finds
Sara McLanahan, as an author of a congressionally mandated report on the proposed National Children’s Study, says in a Woodrow Wilson School Press Release that "if carried out successfully, the survey has the potential to be the most comprehensive study of child health and development in the world."
The Damage of Poverty is Visible as Early as Kindergarten
Vox features research from the newest volume of Future of Children, which explains how Kindergarten proficiencies vary by poverty status and how boosting family income can help.
Sara McLanahan Receives Graduate Mentoring Award
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning has named Sara McLanahan as one of five Princeten University faculty recipents of the Graduate Mentoring Award this year.
Wrote one student: "I am often amazed at [Sara's] generosity with her time and with her deep, personal commitment to supporting students."
What's Happening at CRCW