CRCW Publications

Featured Publications

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics released a report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, that describes the population of children in the U.S. through a variety of areas. This year's report includes a focus on children with special health care needs.

Based on a rigorous study of 111 diverse, quality programs in six U.S. cities, the report, The Cost of Quality Out-of-School-Time Programs, prepared in part by CRCW Associate Jean Grossman, offers a data-filled exploration of the cost of high quality after-school and summer services.  Additionally, researchers created an “Out-of-School-Time Cost Calculator” to help users calculate the costs of various options for high quality OST programs.


Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study Publications

Fragile Families Working Papers
Working Papers, Published Articles, and Books and Book Chapters written using the Fragile Families data.

Research Brief Series
CRCW publishes a series of short articles highlighting research from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Recent issues have addressed topics of family homelessness, parental incarceration, poverty, and residential mobility.

A Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study Fact Sheet describes key findings from the baseline through year five follow-up waves.

Fragile Families E-Newsletter
CRCW publishes a bimonthly e-newsletter highlighting recent publications and news from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. To receive this newsletter, please sign up for the Fragile Families listserv. When you click on the listserv link, you will be taken to a sign-up page. On this page, fill in your name and e-mail address and click on the "Join FF News" at the bottom left of the page.

Fragile Families Reports
The Baseline National Report profiles the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing sample at the time of the child's birth, describing parents' characteristics, capabilities and relationships, and access to public and private resources, as well as child health and wellbeing for families with unmarried parents.

The Newark Fragile Families Report series focuses on the resources and relationships of unmarried parents in the Newark, New Jersey area. The series includes the "Newark Baseline Report," the "Newark First Year Follow-Up Report," "Early Language Development in Urban Essex," and "Unmarried Fathers' Involvement with Their Young Children."

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published An Epidemiological Study of Children's Exposure to Violence in the Fragile Families Study which discusses what we've learning about violence from the study and outlines action steps to consider.


The Future of Children Publications

The Future of Children Journal
In conjunction with the Brookings Institution, and two other Princeton research centers (the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Education Research Section), CRCW publishes a biannual policy journal highlighting research and policies that affect children. Recent journal topics include "Literacy Challenges for the Twenty-First Century," "Children With Disabilities," "Work and Family," "Immigrant Children," "Fragile Families," and "Preventing Child Maltreatment." Each issue contains a policy brief with analysis highlights and policy recommendations and shorter summaries.

The Future of Children E-Newsletter
The Future of Children periodically distributes e-newsletter updates announcing newly released publications and upcoming events.

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