The Social Networks and Parenting Study is a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of parents, their social networks, their decisions about parenting practices, and the consequences of those decisions for children's health and well-being. The 2018-2019 Sociological Research Practicum focused on the end of the first wave of data collection through surveys with women at approximately 28 weeks' gestation, and the beginning of the second wave of data collection, through surveys and in-depth interviews with mothers six months postpartum. Additional data will be collected at 12 and 18 months postpartum.
Additional research assistants have assisted with the Social Networks and Parenting Study (SNAP), both before and after the 2018-2019 Sociological Research Practicum phase of the study.
This study is supported by funding from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the Indiana University Social Sciences Research Funding Program, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington.