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Publication Date: Jun-2003
Type of Material: Research Report
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.
Notes: The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is following a birth cohort of nearly 5,000 children, including 3,712 chil dren born to unmarried parents and 1,186 children born to married parents. The data are nationally representative of births in cities with populations of 200,000 or more. For more information about the study, visit the Website of The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, or email the CRCW at The Time, Love, Cash, Care and Children Study (TLC3 Study) is following a total of 75 couples, 25 each from the cities of Chicago, Milwaukee New York. Each of the 75 couples participated in two in-depth interviews, once together and once alone. Baseline interviews are conducted at birth and follow-up interviews are conducted at 12, 24 and 36 months. This research brief was adapted from “High Hopes But Even Higher Expectations: The Retreat from Marriage Among Low Income Couples” by Christina Gibson, Kathryn Edin and Sara McLanahan. To download a copy of the paper on which this brief was based, visit, go to the Fragile Families link, click on Publications, then click on Working Papers Series. The Fragile Families Research Brief is funded in part by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We also thank the Joint Center for Poverty Research for helping to disseminate this brief

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