Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research and Wellbeing; Princeton University Social Indicators Survey Center; and Columbia University


Parental Incarceration and Child Well-Being in Fragile Families

Posted on April 1, 2008

This brief summarizes the results of an extensive analysis examining the risks faced by urban children whose parents have been incarcerated. The findings are Not meant to suggest a causal relationship between incarceration and child wellbeing. Rather, the analyses identify the extent to which the children of incarcerated parents are at greater risk for material hardship, family instability, or developmental… Read More

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