Spotlight on Mass Incarceration, Police Contact, and School Discipline

Friday, Oct 23, 2020

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, we will highlight a publication from our archive that contributes to the national conversation on the American criminal justice system.

FEATURED TOPIC: HOW DOES DAD’S INCARCERATION AFFECT MOM’S MENTAL HEALTH AND PARENTING?

Today’s featured article was written by Kristin Turney and Christopher Wildeman in 2013. Please find the abstract and full article at the link below.

Turney, Kristin and Wildeman, Christopher. (2013). Redefining Relationships: Explaining the Countervailing Consequences of Paternal Incarceration for Parenting.   American Sociological Review. 78 (6): 949-979.

Visit our publications archive to read more from Kristin Turney, Christopher Wildeman, and others on this topic.

 

What have I missed? Last week, we featured Raymond Swisher’s and Maureen Waller’s 2008 paper “Confining Fatherhood: Incarceration and Paternal Involvement Among Nonresident White, African American and Latino Fathers”  You can also follow us on Twitter to find past features and news from FFCWS.