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Cross-Domain Family Instability

These publications examine children’s experiences with multiple types of family instability over a single time period, using nationally representative, longitudinal data on nearly 15,000 children and their households between 2008 and 2013. By exploring measures of instability within and across domains—employment, income and earnings, children’s health care coverage and residential moves, and changes in family and household composition—we document the prevalence, frequency, and cumulative nature of change in key areas of family life.