Age 1 data from Baby’s First Years Released!

African American toddler in white t-shirt and blue overalls playing with wood train and wood tracks on the floor.DSDR is excited to announce the release of Age 1 data from Baby's First Years (BFY), New York City, New Orleans, Omaha, and Twin Cities, 2018-2020 (ICPSR 37871).

The Baby's First Years (BFY) project is a randomized controlled trial that estimates the causal impacts of unconditional cash gift payments on the cognitive, socio-emotional, and brain development of infants and toddlers in low-income U.S. families. Mothers of infants with incomes below the federal poverty line from four diverse U.S. communities (New York City, NY; New Orleans, LA; Omaha, NE; and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) were recruited after giving birth at one of 12 hospitals across the four study sites between May 2018 and June 2019. Quantitative data are collected at four points: baseline after child is born, at one year old, two years old, and three years old. This release includes data and related materials from the Age 1 data collection.

Variables in the Age 1 data include information on the mother-father relationship, members of the household, neighborhood safety, maternal health, use of public assistance, family income and net worth, childcare, child health and social-emotional development, as well as child, mother, and father demographics. 

Future waves of BFY data are planned for release through DSDR.

Access the Baby’s First Years (BFY), New York City, New Orleans, Omaha, and Twin Cities, 2018-2020 study page.

Apr 12, 2022

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