An annotated bibliography “Parental Incarceration and Child Wellbeing,” by Christopher Wildeman, was released on September 23rd by the Osborne Association and John Jay’s Prisoner Reentry Institute in New York.

The annotated bibliography focuses on quantitative research on the consequences of paternal and maternal incarceration for children. It was made available as part of an event “Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality,” co-sponsored by Osborne’s New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents and the John Jay Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI), and was funded by the Sills Family Foundation. This event launched PRI’s Occasional Series; see for more information.  

Dr. Wildeman is an Associate Professor of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. The bibliography is available for download here. An online version with downloadable links to most of the cited articles is also available on Osborne’s website: