Originality/Value of Paper
There has been no overarching, descriptive study comparing child and young adult outcomes of those with an incarcerated mother using a nationally representative, longitudinal dataset in the United States.
The authors would like to thank Rachel Dunifon, Kelly Musick, Kimberly Turner, and Christopher Wildeman for feedback on earlier versions of this paper. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship under Grant No. DGE-1144153 and the Cornell Population Center. Earlier versions of this paper were presented at the 2014 meetings of the Add Health Users Conference, the American Sociological Association, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. This research uses data from Add Health, a program project directed by Kathleen Mullan Harris and designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and funded by grant P01-HD31921 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 23 other federal agencies and foundations. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Information on how to obtain the Add Health data files is available on the Add Health website (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth). No direct support was received from grant P01-HD31921 for this analysis.
Zhang, X. and Emory, A.D. (2015), "Situating the Experience of Maternal Incarceration: Childhood and Young Adult Context", Violence and Crime in the Family: Patterns, Causes, and Consequences (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 219-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520150000009011
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