Resilience in the context of fragility: Development of a multidimensional measure of child wellbeing within the Fragile Families dataset

Abstract: This study sought to empirically develop a theoretically grounded multidimensional measure of child wellbeing (CWB) for research with at-risk families. The World Health Organization and UNICEF call for a multidimensional construct of child wellbeing, incorporating factors known to impact wellbeing (e.g., access to healthcare, childhood maltreatment, the incarceration of one’s primary caregiver). We analyzed data from the Fragile Families study in two separate steps: