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5 Things You Should Know about the Importance of Fathers

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Policy Brief: Improving Family Services for Military and Veteran Families

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How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child in Texas?

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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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Welcome to New Staff and Student Researchers

June 20, 2017cfrp

CFRP is growing! We are pleased to announce that we have added two new full-time research associates to our data team: Kelli Mowdy and Daniel Tihanyi. We are also grateful to have the support of several new graduate research assistants: Selena Caldera, Marilyn Headley, Kathy Hill, Abby Lane, John Meyer Williams, and Sonia Pace. Learn more [...]

Father’s Day 2017: 5 Things You Should Know about the Importance of Fathers

June 13, 20175-things-list, fathers

Father involvement has increased dramatically over the past several decades, and simultaneously, the role of fathers in their families has evolved from conceptions of fathers as distant breadwinners to a more holistic recognition that they are equal co-parents. Accompanying these changes has been a growing interest among researchers in studying the role that fathers play [...]

What We’re Reading This Summer 2017

June 1, 2017cfrp

With the arrival of summer comes the 2017 CFRP summer reading list! Featuring both fiction and non-fiction — with topics spanning from the Civil War to urbanism, from foster care to equality — below are some favorite titles from our faculty and staff for this summer. Enjoy! More about the books: Three Little Words: A Memoir Paperback [...]

CFRP Develops New Survey Instrument to Help Determine the Value of Home Visiting

May 11, 2017fathers, home visiting, mothers

Research indicates that evidence-based home visiting programs should benefit the families who participate in them through improvements in maternal and child health, parenting attitudes and behaviors, better cognitive and social-emotional outcomes for children, and a lower incidence of child abuse and maltreatment. However, existing performance measures do not measure all of the ways participation in [...]

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