Welcome to the Family Transitions Project Website!!
WELCOME! The Family Transitions Project (FTP) is a longitudinal study involving
more than 550
individuals and their families. The study began in 1989 and just completed its 27th wave
of data collection.
FTP has made many significant contributions to society, especially in
the areas of romantic relationships, human development, economic
hardship, and the impact one generation of parents can have on subsequent
generations of individuals and families. The study is conducted by scholars at
the Iowa State University and other affiliated universities, such as the University of Georgia at Athens.
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Family Transitions Project Newsletter (2018)
Informing the "Real World": Examples of How This Study Has Influenced Programs for Families
Transitions in the News:
Study examines biomarkers, economic factors that may increase risk for cognitive decline (links to Iowa State University News Service)
Exposing Children to Financial Problems Can Be Harmful (Rand Conger, consultant)
ISU study finds early family depression has lasting effects on teens, young
adults (links to Iowa State University website)
"It's Just a Phase" (links to UC Davis website)
► Divorce increases
chronic stress, later illness in women according to ISU study
Importance of Siblings (Kathi Conger's research featured in Time magazine,
We want to assure you that your confidentiality and security
remain our top priority. No information is shared on this website, or in any
publication related to the study, that reveals information that could lead to
identification of any participants. All study results are reported on this site
in summary form, never on an individual basis.