Research Briefs

These short summaries highlight recent research findings and suggest policy implications on issues related to child well-being and the social and economic circumstances faced by unwed parents.

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No. 50 Effects of Social Disadvantage and Genetic Sensitivity on Children's Telomere Length
No. 49 Nativity Differences in Mothers' Health Behaviors
No. 48 Paternal Incarceration and Child Homelessness
No. 47 Incarceration and Housing Insecurity among Urban Fathers
No. 46 CPS Involvement in Families with Social Fathers
No. 45 Low-Income Fathers' Access to Health Insurance
No. 44 Parental Incarceration, Children's School Readiness, and Intervention Needs
No. 43 Predictors of Homelessness and Doubling Up Among At Risk Families
No. 42 Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing in Fragile Families
No. 41 Mothers’ and Children's Poverty and Hardship in the Years Following a Non-Marital Birth
No. 40 Mothers’ Residential Mobility Following the Birth of a Child
No. 39 Parents’ Relationship Status Five Years After a Non-Marital Birth
No. 38 Incarceration, Employment, and Earnings Among Fathers in Fragile Families
No. 37 Fathers' Risk Factors and their Implications for Healthy Relationships and Father Involvement
No. 36 Effects of Welfare Participation on Marriage
No. 35 The Prevalence And Correlates Of Multipartnered Fertility Among Urban U.S. Parents
No. 34 Childcare Centers and Inter-Organizational Ties in High Poverty Neighborhoods
No. 33 Young Children's Behavioral Problems in Married and Cohabiting Families
No. 32 Children's Elevated Risk of Asthma in Unmarried Families
No. 31 On-the-Job Moms: Work and Breastfeeding Duration
No. 30 In-Hospital Paternity Establishment and Father Involvement in Fragile Families
No. 29 Do Good Partners Make Good Parents? Relationship Quality and Parenting in Married and Unmarried Families
No. 28 The Effects of State Policies on TANF Participation
No. 27 Maternal Stress and Mothering Behaviors in Stable and Unstable Families
No. 26 Parents' Labor Force Participation: Does Child Health Matter?
No. 25 Racial and Ethnic Differences in Marriage Among New, Unwed Parents
No. 24 Religion and Marriage in Urban America
No. 23 "His" and "Hers" Marriage Expectations: Determinants and Consequences
No. 22 The Hispanic Paradox and Breastfeeding: Does Acculturation Matter?
No. 21 Unmarried African-American Fathers' Involvement with Their Infants
No. 20 The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Union Formation
No. 19 Variations in Maternal & Child Wellbeing by TANF Eligibility and Participation
No. 18 Looking for Murphy Brown: Are College-Educated, Single Mothers Unique
No. 17 The Retreat from Marriage Among Low-Income Families
No. 16 Barriers to Marriage Among Fragile Families
No. 15 Child Support Enforcement and Fragile Families
No. 14 Union Formation and Dissolution in Fragile Families
No. 13 Child Support Enforcement and Domestic Violence
No. 12 Incarceration and the Bonds Among Parents
No. 11 Mothers Beliefs About Welfare Rules
No. 10 Diversity Among Unmarried Parents
No. 9 Is Marriage A Viable Objective for Fragile Families?
No. 8 Multiple Partner Fertility
No. 7 The Living Arrangements of New Unmarried Mothers
No. 6 A Balancing Act: Sources of Economic Support Among Unwed Mothers
No. 5 Father Involvement, Maternal Health Behavior and Infant Health
No. 4 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Low Birthweight
No. 3 Unwed Fathers, the Underground Economy, and Child Support Policy
No. 2 New Parents' Attitudes Towards Fathers' Rights and Obligations
No. 1 Dispelling Myths About Unmarried Fathers

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