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Demography (2007) 44 (1): 79–92.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Shelly Lundberg; Sara McLanahan; Elaina Rose Abstract In this article, we use data from the first two waves of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the effects of child gender on father involvement and to determine if gender effects differ by parents’ marital status. We examine...
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Demography (2004) 41 (2): 237–261.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Marcia Carlson; Sara McLanahan; Paula England Abstract In this article, we use data from a new longitudinal survey—the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study—to examine union formation among unmarried parents who have just had a child together. We used multinomial logistic regression to...
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Demography (2017) 54 (2): 513–540.
Published: 15 March 2017
... differentiating the role of the number, types, and sequencing of family transitions that children experience, as well as to understanding potential heterogeneity in these associations by family structure at birth. We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and hierarchical linear models to...
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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 49–76.
Published: 28 December 2011
... development. We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the relationship between paternal incarceration and developmental outcomes for approximately 3,000 urban children. We estimate cross-sectional and longitudinal regression models that control not only for fathers’ basic...
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Demography (2017) 54 (5): 1845–1871.
Published: 23 August 2017
... work reciprocally and dynamically over the life course to produce inequality, research has yet to address how these two pathways simultaneously shape children’s development. Using longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study and marginal structural models, we ask three...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 1771–1800.
Published: 25 October 2016
...William Schneider Abstract Family structure as a risk for child maltreatment has long been viewed as a static state in the child maltreatment literature. Drawing on data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, the author uses a series of individual fixed-effects models to investigate...
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Demography (2004) 41 (3): 569–584.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Nancy E. Reichman; Hope Corman; Kelly Noonan Abstract We used data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to estimate the effect of a child’s poor health on the presence of the father. We investigated whether parents lived in the same household 12–18 months after the child’s birth and...
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Demography (2008) 45 (2): 461–488.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Marcia J. Carlson; Sara S. McLanahan; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn Abstract We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to investigate the association between coparenting quality and nonresident fathers’ involvement with children over the first five years after a nonmarital birth. We find...
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Demography (2014) 51 (5): 1667–1676.
Published: 28 August 2014
... data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examine the prevalence and economic value of doubling up among families with young children living in large American cities. We find that doubling up is a very important part of the private safety net in the first few years of a child’s life...
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Demography (2009) 46 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 May 2009
... limitations, previous research assumed assortative mating and that each mother partnered with one father who was actually eligible to pay support and had no other child support obligations. Because the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study contains data on couples, multiple-partner fertility, and a rich...
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Demography (2012) 49 (1): 23–47.
Published: 04 January 2012
...Cynthia Osborne; Lawrence M. Berger; Katherine Magnuson Abstract This article uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine whether family instability is associated with changes in perceived social support, material hardship, maternal depression, and parenting stress...
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Demography (2016) 53 (2): 471–505.
Published: 22 March 2016
...Daniel Schneider; Kristen Harknett; Sara McLanahan Abstract In the United States, the Great Recession was marked by severe negative shocks to labor market conditions. In this study, we combine longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...
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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 861–886.
Published: 19 April 2017
..., we consider how relationship churning —defined as being in an on-again/off-again relationship with the same partner—is associated with father involvement. We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine how father involvement among relationship churners compares with father...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2019) 56 (4): 1303–1326.
Published: 17 June 2019
... arrangements (doubling up, number of people in the household, and crowding) of low-income families. Using the Current Population Survey, the American Community Survey/decennial census, and the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we employ a parameterized difference-in-differences strategy to examine...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1177–1202.
Published: 10 June 2011
... hypothesis has been the issue of self-selection into life transitions. This study contributes to this literature by estimating the effects of an exogenous life shock on crime. We use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, augmented with information from hospital medical records, to...
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Demography (2016) 53 (6): 2075–2103.
Published: 26 October 2016
... the survival of low-income families—or about the spillover economic consequences of incarceration for families. In this article, we use longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine how incarceration is associated with asset ownership among formerly incarcerated men...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1789–1818.
Published: 10 May 2013
... following the birth of a shared child, using five waves of longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Using discrete-time event history models, we find that demographic, economic, and relationship differences explain more than two-thirds of the increased risk of dissolution for...
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Demography (2008) 45 (3): 555–571.
Published: 01 August 2008
... recently had a child from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study. A shortage of men in a marriage market is associated with lower relationship quality for unmarried parents. Male shortages are associated with lower rates of marriage following a nonmarital birth, in part because of the mediating...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 181–204.
Published: 01 February 2010
...-partner fertility among unmarried parents using the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a recent longitudinal survey ofnonmarital births in large cities. We examine whether unmarried mothers’ and fathers’ subsequent relationship and parenting transitions are associated with declines in fathers...
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Demography (2017) 54 (1): 361–389.
Published: 06 January 2017
...Kristin Turney Abstract A growing literature has documented the mostly deleterious intergenerational consequences of paternal incarceration, but less research has considered heterogeneity in these relationships. In this article, I use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study ( N...
Includes: Supplementary data