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FFCWS changes name to The Future of Families and Child Wellbeing Study
Jan. 6, 2023

Since beginning in 1998, the focus of FFCWS has evolved and expanded in exciting ways. The decision to change our name honors the significance of this history as well as a continued commitment to the wellbeing of children, youth, and families.

FFCWS began with nearly 5,000 children born between 1998 and 2000 and is the United States’…

Princeton PACRI Award- Kathryn Edin-PI
Nov. 8, 2022

This project will build on a pilot project by Kathy Edin to more deeply explore the role of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in household budgets, household formation, and caregiving decisions, and how the concentration of disability incidence and assistance impacts communities. We will conduct…

Investing in Latino children and youth—the future strength of the US
July 13, 2022

This Brookings blog draws from the authors' recent article in The ANNALs of the American Academy of Political and Social Science:Investing in Latino Children and Youth,” edited by Lisa Gennetian and CRCW's Marta Tienda.

Coming of Age in Appalachia, Emerging or Expedited Adulthood?
May 12, 2022

Miller and Edin examine the transition to adulthood in a poor, white, rural community in Appalachia. Young adults come of age in a context of persistent poverty, economic decline, an ongoing opioid and addiction crisis, and strong community norms about family and work bolstered by religious institutions. For low-income young adults in this…

Spotlight on Mass Incarceration, Police Contact, and School Discipline
March 21, 2022

A core strength of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study is its significant representation of Black and Latinx families. Many researchers have used these data to study the impacts of mass incarceration, police contact, and school discipline, which disproportionately affect communities of color. Each week,…

Marta Tienda Joins CRCW
March 18, 2022
Dr. Tienda has been appointed Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing.
Investing in Latino Children and Youth
Feb. 14, 2022
Center for Research on Child Wellbeing Associate, Marta Tienda along with colleague, Lisa Gennetian edited an issue of the ANNALS taking stock in the contemporary well-being of Latinx children and youth in the US today.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jan. 6, 2022
The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW), affiliated with the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments each academic year. CRCW conducts research on children's health, education, and economic wellbeing. Our current…
Founding Director, Sara McLanahan
Jan. 3, 2022
Sara McLanahan passed away on December 31st at 3:15 p.m., just a few days after her eightieth birthday and five months after her retirement as the Princeton's William S. Tod Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs.

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