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Policies to Promote Child Health, Vol. 25, Number 1, Spring 2015.

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

New issue of the Future of Children- October 14 2015-Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited

The Promise of Birth Control Learn about the Future of Children's newest issue, "Marriage and Child Wellbeing Revisited," and the accompanying policy brief, "The Promise of Birth Control" This event at the Brookings Institution was recorded on CSPAN2.

Nancy Reichman's presentation at Children's of Alabama conference on Promoting Child Health. Access video on Children's of Alabama website.

Children's of Alabama Hospital conference speakers say "Too many Alabama kids are unhealthy, 'food insecure." Access article on

Newsweek cites Future of Children."Ten weeks of paid maternity leave leads to a 1 to 2 percent reduction in infant mortality, according to a study by Future of Children."

FOC author Stephen Cozza recommends FOC issue on Military Children and Families to readers of the Army's webpage for more information on the mental health of military children.

Boston's NPR News WBUR cites Future of Children on the marked increase in worldwide childhood obesity.

Can States Improve Children's Health by Preventing Abuse and Neglect? May 5, 2015 at the Brookings Institution. Please visit Brookings to register and for more information.

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.

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

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