The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study
The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study followed a cohort of almost 5,000 children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000 with data collected from both the biological mother and biological father at each wave. Nearly three-quarters of these children were born to unmarried parents. These data have been used in numerous studies examining parental incarceration. Measures available include whether respondents (mothers and fathers) have ever been stopped, charged, and/or convicted in connection with a crime; if charged and/or convicted, the type of charge/conviction (e.g., theft, assault, drug possession); and frequency, timing, and duration of incarcerations.
National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Measures Snapshots: Name of Data Set.
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- Baseline Snapshots
- One-Year Follow-Up Snapshots
- Three-Year Follow-Up Snapshots
- Five-Year Follow-Up Snapshots
- Variable Notes