Publication

Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?

Oct 27, 2015

Children do not often figure in discussions of incarceration, but new research finds more than 5 million U.S. children have had at least one parent in prison at one time or another—about 3 times higher than earlier estimates that included only children with a parent currently incarcerated. This report uses the National Survey of Children’s Health to examine both the prevalence of parental incarceration and child outcomes associated with it.

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Authors

David Murphey
Mae Cooper

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