Kid's World Project
  Introduction and Purpose
  People on the Project
  Overview of the Study
  1997-1999 Children, Families, & Neighborhoods Project
  1999-2004 Kid's World Project
  Schools and Teachers
  Interested in Participating?
  Tell us what you think
  Some Research Findings: Summaries of Papers
  Press Releases

1997-1999 Children, Families, & Neighborhoods Project

106 families participated in the 97-98 interviews. 58 boys and 48 girls were interviewed. Children who participated in the study lived in various family configurations: 33% lived with a single parent; 56% lived with both a biological mom and dad; 11% lived with one biological parent and one step-parent or they lived with a grandparent or sibling. The families who participated were also from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds: 32% of the children were African American; 3% were of Asian background; 2% were of Hispanic background; 47% were European American or White; and 14% were of multiple cultural or ethnic backgrounds or other background. The families who participated represent the variety and richness of children’s experiences, and this will be very informative as we try to understand children’s family and neighborhood experiences. We want to thank the families who participated for letting us into your homes and find out more about you and your experiences.

89 of these families returned for the second interview 1 year after their first one. These follow up interviews are critical to helping us understand how children grow and change! Thanks for participating both times!!