Trajectories and Consequences of Nonmarital Fathering (ICPSR 34561)

Principal Investigator(s): Carlson, Marcia J., University of Wisconsin. Center for Demography and Ecology


The goal of this project was to investigate the factors associated with men becoming unwed fathers and the nature and consequences of unmarried fathers' involvement with children. Using three national datasets (the National Survey of Family Growth, the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, and the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study), this research provides new information about the process, content, and consequences of nonmarital fathering for children and families.

Access Notes

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    child rearing, families, fathers, parent child relationship

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Marcia J. Carlson

Center for Demography and Ecology

4412 Sewell Social Sciences Bldg

1180 Observatory Drive

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI 53706