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Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study

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Description: The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study was designed to address four primary questions: (1) What are the conditions and capabilities of unmarried parents, especially fathers?; (2) What is the nature of the relationships between unmarried parents?; (3) How do children born into these families fare?; and (4) How do policies and environmental conditions affect families and children?

Population: Cohort of ~5,000 children born between 1998-2000, in 20 large U.S. cities (population of 200,000 or more).  Mothers and fathers interviewed at birth, then ages one, three, and five, and in-home assessments conducted at age three and five. 

Periodicity: Data available for birth, age 1, 3,  5, 9, and 15 collection periods. 

(Information adapted from the publisher)

For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

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