Fathers and Fathering Grantees

Fathers and fathering

The NCFMR funded the following five proposals supporting innovative research about fathers and fathering. The grantees presented their research findings before the Fathers and Fathering in Contemporary Contexts research conference in the spring of 2012 and will continue to submit working papers for inclusion in our Working Paper Series.

Parenting and Coparenting
  • Natasha J. Cabrera, PI, Department of Human Development, University of Maryland, and Jay Fagan, Co-I, School of Social Administration, Temple University
    • Published in Family Process.
      • Cabrera, N., Scott, M., Fagan, J., Steward-Streng, N., Chien, Nicole. (2012). "Coparenting and Children's School Readiness: A Mediational Model." Family Process, Vol. 51, No. 3. doi: 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01408.x
    • Published in Journal of Family Psychology.
      • Fagan, J., & Cabrera, N. (2012). "Longitudinal Reciprocal Associations Between Coparenting Conflict and Father Engagement." Journal of Family Psychology. doi: 10.1037/a0029998
Paternal Incarceration and Father Involvement 
  • Amanda Geller, PI, School of Social Work and School of Law, Columbia University, and Irwin Garfinkel, Co-I, School of Social Work, Columbia University
    • WP-13-02
      • Published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.
        • Geller, A. (2013). "Paternal Incarceration and Father-Child Contact in Fragile Families." Journal of Marriage and Family, 75(5): 1288-1303. doi:10.1111/jomf.12056.
    • WP-12-10
      • Presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. (May 2012).
Going Back to the Future: A New Look at Paternal Incarceration and Delinquency
  • Ryan King, PI, Department of Sociology, University at Albany, and Lauren Porter Co-I, Department of Sociology, University at Albany
    • WP-12-08
      • Published in Sage Journals.
        • Porter, L. C., & King, R. D. (2014). "Absent Fathers or Absent Variables: A New Look at Paternal Incarceration and Delinquency." Sage Journals, 1-30. DOI: 10.1177/0022427814552080.
        • Presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, (May 2012).
      • "Paternal Incarceration and Childhood Wellbeing: Spurious or Causal Association." Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meetings in Washington, D.C. (2011).

The Effect of Relationship Instability and Multi-partner Fertility on Father Well-being
  • Laura Tach, PI, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Postdoctoral Scholar, The University of Pennsylvania
    • WP-12-09
      • Presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2011 fall research conference, Washington DC. (November 2011).

Incarcerating Parenthood? Paternal Incarceration and the Parenting Behaviors of Biological Fathers, Social Fathers, and Biological Mothers
  • Kristin Turney, PI, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, and Christopher Wildeman, Co-I, Department of Sociology, Yale University
    • WP-12-06
    • Published in American Sociological Review.
      • Turney, K., & Wildeman, C. (2013). "Redefining Relationships: Explaining the Countervailing Consequences of Paternal Incarceration for Parenting." American Sociological Review, 78(6): 949-979. doi:10.1177/0003122413505589. 

Grant Awardees