Research Areas

Fragile Families Data Workshops

The Fragile Families Summer Data Training 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 workshop is targeted toward early-career scholars from social science disciplines.

There are currently no workshops scheduled, but we hope to hold more in the future (likely no earlier than 2020). If you would like to be notified of future workshop opportunities, please write to us at and ask to be put on the workshop notification list.

In the meantime, if you have an interest in working with the Fragile Families data, you can delve into the study website, where the data and documentation are available, as are publications, fact sheets, research briefs and additional resources. Please find the website here:

If you attended one of our past workshops, please acknowledge the workshop grants in the first manuscript you publish after attending the workshop. Grant numbers and suggested language follow.

If you attended in 2012, use grant numbers R25HD072818 and R01HD036916.
If you attended in 2013-2018, use grant numbers R25HD074544 and R01HD036916.

Here is suggested language: "The project described was supported by Award Numbers [insert grant numbers based on year of attendance] awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health."