Sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD),

the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, the NICHD

Family and Child Well-being Research Network, and The Ford,

Kaiser Family and Annie E. Casey Foundations

Natcher Conference Center, National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, Maryland

March 13-14, 1997


Thursday, March 13

8:30 Coffee and Registration

9:00 -10:00 Session 1: Introduction and Greetings

V. Jeffery Evans, Health Scientist Administrator, NICHD

Lisa Mallory, Agency Liaison, Fatherhood Initiative, National Performance Review

Duane Alexander, Director, NICHD - History of the Fatherhood Initiative, Involvement of the

Interagency Forum for Child and Family Statistics, and Charge to the Conference Participants.


10:00 - 12:00 Session II: Conceptualizing Fathering

Moderator: Marilyn Manser, Assistant Commissioner, Employment, Research and Program Development, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Presenters: William Marsiglio, University of Florida

Randal Day, Washington State University

12:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 Session III: Male Fertility and Family Formation

Moderator: Jennifer Madans, Acting Associate Director for Vital and Health Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics

Presenters: Christine Bachrach, NICHD

Arland Thornton, ISR, University of Michigan

Freya Sonenstein, The Urban Institute

Kristin Moore, Child Trends, Inc.

3:00 - 3:15 Break

3:15 - 5:15 Session IV - Methodology

Moderator: Nancy M. Gordon, Associate Director for Demographic Programs, U.S. Bureau of the Census

Presenters: Jeanne Griffith, National Science Foundation

Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Martin, U.S. Bureau of the Census

Clyde Tucker, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Elaine Sorensen, The Urban Institute

5:15 Adjourn

5:30 Cash Bar - Bethesda Ramada

6:15 No Host Dinner - Bethesda Ramada

Friday. March 14

8:30 Coffee

9:00 -12:00 Session V: Breakout Groups

Participants will be assigned to one of five breakout groups that will meet in E1/E2 and the four Breakout rooms. They will ponder the implications of the three reports presented the previous day and develop a sense of priority regarding them.

Facilitators: David Johnson, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jerry West, National Center for Education Statistics

Kelleen Kaye, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S.

Department of Health and Human Services

Ken Bryson, US Bureau of the Census

William Mosher, National Center for Health Statistics

12:00 Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 Plenary

Moderators: Linda Mellgren, Policy Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Wendy Taylor, Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget

Breakout groups will give reports of their recommendations. Facilitators of breakout groups will be the reporters. A general discussion will try to focus on the most important steps in an action plan for future federal action.

3:00 Adjourn

Working Group Members

Family Formation and Male Fertility:

Chairs: Christine Bachrach (NICHD), Freya Sonenstein (The Urban Institute).

Government Members: David Arnaudo (Office of Child Support Enforcement, DHHS), Barbara Cleveland (Office of Child Support Enforcement, DHHS), Eugenia Eckard (Office of Population Affairs, DHHS), Howie Goldberg (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS), Kelleen Kaye (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, DHHS), Gontran Lamberty (Maternal Child Health, DHHS), William Mosher (NCHS), Susan Newcomer (NICHD), Martin O'Connell (Bureau of the Census), Stephanie Ventura (NCHS).

Non-Government Members: Robert Blum (University of Minnesota), Laura Duberstein Lindberg (The Urban Institute), Irv Garfinkel (Columbia University), Ron Henry (Men's Health Network), Waldo Johnson (University of Chicago), David Landry (The Alan Guttmacher Institute), William Marsiglio (University of Florida), Warren Miller (Transnational Family Research Institute), Ronald Mincy (Ford Foundation), Kristin Moore (Child Trends, Inc.), Frank Mott (Ohio State University), Constance Nathanson (John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health) Joseph Pleck (University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana), Barbara Sugland (Child Trends, Inc.), Koray Tanfer (Battelle), Elizabeth Thomson (University of Wisconsin), Arland Thornton (University of Michigan), Linda Waite (University of Chicago), Ken Wolpin (University of Pennsylvania)

Conceptualizing Male Parenting:

Chairs: Randal Day (Washington State University), Michael Lamb (NICHD) and Jeff Evans (NICHD).

Government Members: Marie Bristol, NICHD, David Arnaudo (Office of Child Support Enforcement, DHHS), Marie Bristol (NICHD), Natasha Cabrera (NICHD), Gontran Lamberty (Maternal Child Health, DHHS), Ken Maniha (Administration of Children and Families, DHHS).

Non-Government Members: Sanford Braver (Arizona State University), Vaughn Call (Brigham Young University), Vivian Gadsden (National Center on Fathers and Families/University of Pennsylvania), Angela Greene (Child Trends, Inc.), Wade Horn (National Fatherhood Initiative), William Marsiglio (University of Florida), Elizabeth Peters (Cornell University), Mercer Sullivan (Rutgers University), Sharon Landesman Ramey (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Malcolm Williams (National Fatherhood Initiative).


Chairs: Andrew Cherlin (Johns Hopkins University) and Jeanne Griffith (National Science Foundation).

Government Members: Caroline Harlow (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Betsy Martin (Bureau of the Census), Linda Peterson (NCHS), Clyde Tucker (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Jerry West (NCES).

Non-government Members: Sandy Hofferth (University of Michigan), Sara McLanahan (Princeton University), Elaine Sorensen (Urban Institute), Jim Sweet (University of Wisconsin)

Targets of Opportunity and Tradeoffs:

Chairs: Linda Mellgren (ASPE) and Wendy Taylor (OMB).

Members: The Data Collection Committee of the Forum, (Jeff Evans (NICHD), Don Hernandez (Bureau of the Census/National Academy of Sciences), David Johnson (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Robert Kominski (Census), Bill Mosher (NCHS), Deborah Phillips (National Academy of Sciences), Jerry West (NCES)]; Kenneth Bryson (Census), Lynne Casper (Census), Gordon Lester (Census), Richard Jakopic (Administration on Children and Families, DHHS).