The Family Demography and Intergenerational Research Program supports research that will improve our understanding of the influence of families and other contextual factors on family formation, child health, development and productivity; and the intergenerational transmission of attributes, behaviors, and resources. Basic, descriptive, prevention and translational research studies, including analyses of secondary data, are welcome. Specific areas of interest include:
- Families, Health, and Productivity. Areas of interest include division of labor in families and households; work/family interactions; parenting and parental involvement; family investment in children; the transition to adulthood and the development of human capital; and population indicators, trends and differences in the health, well-being, and productivity of children.
- Nuptiality and Family Demography. Areas of interest include population representative studies of the determinants and consequences of marriage, cohabitation, and divorce; household formation and dissolution; family structure and household composition; and population trends and differentials related to families and households. The PDB does not support studies of relationship education, relationship/marriage therapy, or interventions related to relationship quality, marriage or divorce.
- Family Environment and Intergenerational Processes. Areas of interest include the effects of families and social contextual factors (e.g., family and neighborhood poverty, institutions, law, public policy) on child well-being, health, and development from birth through young adulthood; and the implications of intergenerational transmissions or transfers for the health, productivity and well-being of individuals; and the effects of public policy programs on family behavior.
- Data Collection. The Family and Intergenerational Research Program also supports the collection and dissemination of population representative data on children, parents and families for secondary analysis. All data collection applications, regardless of budget size, should include a data sharing plan that meets or exceeds the NIH Data Sharing guidelines.
Contact: Dr. Regina Bures