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Union Formation in Fragile Families—May 2004
In this article from Demography, Marcy Carlson and her colleagues use data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine how relationship quality, as well as personal attitudes and characteristics, affect the likelihood that unwed parents will marry.

Toward Interventions to Strengthen Relationships and Support Healthy Marriage Among Unwed New Parents—November 2003
This presentation to the National Council on Family Relations Conference by Robin Dion discusses two studies that provided the conceptual foundation for the BSF model and describes plans for the BSF evaluation.

Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study: Baseline National Report—March 2003
This report by Sara McLanahan and other Fragile Families researchers describes the general characteristics of unwed parents at the time of their child's birth, as well as their attitudes and expectations about marriage.

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