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The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) is an independent, nonpartisan research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in issues related to young children, teens, and their parents. We engage in rigorous research and evaluation work aimed at strengthening families and enhancing public policy. Read More

 

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A Father’s Support: More to it Than the Money

March 30, 2015child_support, economic security, fathers

After seven years in conversation with nearly 400 low-income men, authors of a new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family are lending fresh insight into the ways that low-income fathers support their children in other households. Drawing on repeated semi-structured interviews, Kane, Nelson and Edin find that poor noncustodial fathers provide surprising amounts of [...]

CFRP at SRCD 2015

March 20, 2015cfrp, early childhood, home visiting

The Society for Research in Child Development is holding its biennial meeting this weekend in (not so sunny) Philadelphia. The event is an invaluable multidisciplinary forum for researchers to share and learn about the many facets of child development. CFRP’s Dr. Kaeley Bobbitt (Saturday) and Abby Lane (Friday) are there now presenting some great posters, and they would [...]

CFRP on MIECHV Webinar: Fathers and Home Visiting

March 12, 2015fathers, home visiting

CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne was asked to talk about the Texas home visiting evaluation on the Design Options for Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Evaluation (DOHVE) Evaluation Webinar Series on March 4, 2015. She spoke about one of several interventions aiming to enhance the home visiting programs, strategies to increase father participation. Dr. Osborne [...]

KIDS COUNT: An Amazing Resource for Data About Kids

March 11, 2015data, demographics, early childhood, teens

Last week, CFRP faculty and staff attended the Center for Public Policy Priorities’ (CPPP) release of the 2015 State of Texas Children report. CPPP is home to the Texas KIDS COUNT Project, the state level site of the national KIDS COUNT effort funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We’re fortunate to have such a [...]

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