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Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2014

Wednesday June 11th-Friday, June 13th, 2014
Columbia School of Social Work, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue @ 122nd St.

The Columbia Population Research Center is accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop to be held June 11-13, 2014 at Columbia School of Social Work in New York City. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing.

The 2014 workshop will include special sections on the potential for using the Fragile Families Study in comparative research, particularly making use of the Millenium Cohort Study, a contemporary birth cohort study from the United Kingdom. The workshop is targeted toward young scholars from social and biomedical science disciplines, including junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students. Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. Ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. About 25-30 applicants will be seclected. Support for Travel costs will be available for accepted out-of-town participants.

The Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2014 is made possible by Grant Number 5 R25 HD074544-02 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Additional information about the Fragile Families study is available at 

Additional information about the workshop including application submission details are available at