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Publication Date: Jul-2002
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 children 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 Web site of The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, or email the CRCW at This research brief was adapted from "For Richer or Poorer" by Wendy Sigle-Rushton and Sara McLanahan. To down load a copy of the paper on which this brief was based, visit go to the Fragile Families link, click on Publications, and 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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