Marriage and Family

Research Conference

"The Well Being of Families and Children as Measured by Consumption Behavior." May 4-5, 2006. Washington, DC.

"Mixed Methods Research on Economic Conditions, Public Policy, and Family and Child Well-Being." June 27-28, 2005. Ann Arbor, MI.

"Changing Social Policies for Low-Income Families and Less-Skilled Workers in the EU and the U.S." Jointly sponsored by the National Poverty Center, and the European Union Center. April 7-8, 2005. Ann Arbor, MI.

Marriage and Family Formation Among Low Income Couples: What do We Know from Research? September 4 - 5, 2003. Washington, DC.

Funded Research Abstracts

The Impact of Family Planning Programs on the Poverty of U.S. Women and Children, 1968-1976. Martha J. Bailey, Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in Health Policy Research and Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, and Nzinga Broussard, Department of Economics, University of Michigan.

Low Birthweight, Social Confounders, and Life Chances from Childhood through Early Adulthood. Bridget Goosby, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; Jacob E. Cheadle, Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Fellow, University of Michigan.

Fathering and Relating Behind Bars: The Impact of Incarceration on Father Identity and Involvement, and Relationship Quality. Daphne Hernandez, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

Flexible Schedules, Flexible Families: The effects of work conditions in less-skilled service jobs on low-income single parent families. Kimberly Clum, Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Anthropology.

"Parentification and Adolescents' Attitudes towards Early Family Formation" Jennifer Barber, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology; and Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Jennifer Eckerman, Doctoral precandidate, Department of Sociology and School of Public Policy, University of Michigan.

Working Papers

The Economic Costs of Poverty in the United States: Subsequent Effects of Children Growing Up Poor. Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University and the Urban Institute, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, University of Chicago, and Greg J. Duncan, Northwestern University, and Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University and National Bureau of Economic Research. (2007-04)

Children’s Time Use And Parental Involvement In Low-Income Families. W. Jean Yeung, New York University and Rebecca Glauber, New York University. (2007-03)

Maternal Work Hours and Adolescents’ School Outcomes Among Low-Income Families in Four Urban Counties. Lisa A. Gennetian, MDRC, and Leonard M. Lopoo, Syracuse University, and Andrew S. London, Syracuse University. (2007-01)

Cultural Context, Sexual Behavior, and Romantic Relationships in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods. David J. Harding, University of Michigan. (2006-46)

An Assessment of the Income and Expenses of America’s Low-Income Families Using Survey Data from the National Survey of America’s Families. Gregory Acs, The Urban Institute, and Austin Nichols, The Urban Institute. (2006-37)

Assessing Expenditures on Children in Low-Income, Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Families. Julieta Lugo-Gil, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Harvard University (2006-36)

The impact of young motherhood on Education, Employment and Marriage. Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales (2006-34)

The Effects of Welfare and Child Support Policies on Maternal Health and Wellbeing Jean Knab, Princeton University; Irv Garfinkel, Columbia University; Sara McLanahan, Princeton University. (2006-28)

Do Home Computers Improve Educational Outcomes? Evidence from Matched Current Population Surveys and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Daniel O. Beltran, University of California—Santa Cruz, Kuntal K. Das, University of California—Santa Cruz, and Robert W. Fairlie, University of California—Santa Cruz (2006-05)

Economic Conditions and Children's Living Arrangements Rebecca A. London, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, University of California, Santa Cruz and National Poverty Center; Robert W. Fairlie Department of Economics University of California, Santa Cruz and National Poverty Center (2005-27)

Child Support and the Economy Maria Cancian, Institute for Research on Poverty, La Follette School of Public Affairs and School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison and Daniel R. Meyer, Institute for Research on Poverty, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2005-17)

Can We Improve Job Retention and Advancement Among Low-Income Working Parents? Harry J. Holzer and Karin Martinson, The Urban Institute, Georgetown University (2005-10)

Did Welfare Reform Differentially Influence the Fertility of Young Teens? Assessing the Success of the "Living Arrangement Rule" and the "Stay-in-School Rule" Leonard M. Lopoo, Department of Public Administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University; Thomas DeLeire, Congressional Budget Office. (2005-08)

Poverty and Economic Polarization among America's Minority and Immigrant Children Daniel T. Lichter, Zhenchao Qian, Martha L. Crowley. Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University (2005-06)

Maternal Working Conditions and Child Well-Being in Welfare-leaving Families Rachel Dunifon, Ph.D., Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University; Ariel Kalil, Ph.D., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago. (2005-05)

Time and the Cost of Children Bruce Bradbury, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW (2005-04)

The Material Well-Being of Single Mother Households in the 1980s and 1990s: What Can We Learn from Food Spending? Thomas DeLeire, Michigan State University. Helen Levy, University of Michigan. (2005-01)

The Pitfalls of Using a Child Support Schedule Based on Outdated Data William M. Rodgers III, Bloustein School of Public Policy, Rutgers University and John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Department of Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2004-11)

Single Mothers' Employment Dynamics and Adolescent Well-Being Ariel Kalil, Ph.D., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago; Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest, M.P.A., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago (2004-10)

New Fathers' Labor Supply: Does Child Health Matter? Kelly Noonan, Rider University, National Bureau of Economic Research. Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Hope Corman, Rider University, National Bureau of Economic Research. (2004-07)

Mothers’ Labor Supply in Fragile Families: The Role of Child Health Hope Corman, Rider University, National Bureau of Economic Research; Nancy E. Reichman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Kelly Noonan, Rider University, National Bureau of Economic Research (2004-06)

Declining Employment Among Young Black Less-Educated Men: The Role of Incarceration and Child Support Harry J. Holzer, Georgetown University and Urban Institute; Paul Offner, Urban Institute; Elaine Sorensen, Urban Institute. (2004-05)

Marriage on the Public Policy Agenda: What Do Policy Makers Need to Know from Research? Kristin S. Seefeldt, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, The University of Michigan. Pamela J. Smock, Department of Sociology & Population Studies Center, The University of Michigan. (2004-02)

Childcare Subsidies and the Transition from Welfare to Work. Sandra K. Danziger, Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, and Kimberly G. Browning, University of Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy. (2003-11)

Single Mother Work And Poverty Under Welfare Reform: Are Policy Impacts Different In Rural Areas? Bruce Weber, Oregon State University. Mark Edwards, Oregon State University. Greg Duncan, Northwestern University. (2003-07)

Welfare Work Requirements and Child Well-Being: Evidence From the Effects on Breastfeeding. Steven J. Haider, Department of Economics, Michigan State University. Alison Jacknowitz, RAND Graduate School. Robert F. Schoeni, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. (2003-03)

Pay Differences Among the Highly Trained: Cohort Differences in the Male-Female Earnings Gap in Lawyers’ Salaries Mary C. Noonan, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa. Mary E. Corcoran, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Paul N. Courant, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. (2003-01)