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Helping Parents, Helping Children: Two-Generation Mechanisms, Vol. 24, Number 1, Spring 2014.

Sara McLanahan on Future of Children senior editor Isabel Sawhill's new book, Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage: "Free of ideology and comprehensive in scope, [Sawhill’s] story highlights how the decline in marriage is affecting children's life chances and what might be done to reverse the trend.

Future of Children Senior Editor Ron Haskins featured in video on the tough economic times facing the American People.

Future of Children Senior Editor Isabel Sawhill writes in the Washington Post, "20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle was Right about Murphy Brown and Unmarried Moms." For more research on unwed parents, see our Fragile Families Volume.

Future of Children Senior Editor Cecilia Rouse speaks about the dropout rate on "Need to Know" on PBS.

The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW) featured on Princeton University's Research Spotlight. At the "spotlight," read about the three main projects at CRCW, including the Future of Children.

A research brief from the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at Princeton finds the likelihood of homelessness higher among formerly incarcerated fathers. Click here to read the brief.

FOC Update

Editor-in-Chief Sara McLanahan and Christopher Jencks have a new paper, "Was Moynihan Right?," assessing the state of children born to single moms in America, 50 years after the controversial Moynihan Report.

Childhood Food Insecurity in the U.S.: Trends, Causes, and Policy Options." September 15, 2014, the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. More information.

The Future of Children, the Applied Developmental Psychology Research Group at the University of Cambridge, and the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland have jointly launched the Child and Family Blog to share new knowledge that researchers create worldwide with all those who want to improve the lives of children.

Future of Children Editor-in-Chief Sara McLanahan is one of the recipients of the Princeton University Graduate Student Mentoring Awards.

Helping Parents, Helping Children: Exploring the Promise of Two-Generation Programs, May 22, 2014, Princeton, NJ. More information.

Early Stress Gets Under the Skin: Promising Initiative to Help Children Facing Chronic Adversity. May 7, 2014, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC. Information and audio of the event.

Future of Children editor-in-chief Sara McLanahan's research with Daniel Notterman and others featured in Nature Magazine. This research is also featured by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School News.

The Future of Children congratulates Janet Currie, Greg Duncan, and Kathryn Edin, who were among seven eminent scholars inducted this week as 2014 Fellows of the American Academy of Political and Social Science for their contributions to improving society through research and influence over public policy. More information.

"Military Children and Families" Veteran's Day panel. For an article about the event click here.

The Future of Children is a part of the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing at the Woodrow Wilson School.

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