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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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CFRP in the News: FiveThirtyEight and NPR

March 2, 2015cfrp, child_support, osborne

Are Moms Less Likely than Dads to Pay Child Support?  Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight’s Mona Chalibi asks this interesting question and has a surprising answer. CFRP Director, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, was asked to help explain. The story was also produced as a radio segment on NPR that aired yesterday, March 1st. See below for links. Dr. Osborne is [...]

Welcome New Graduate Research Assistants!

February 12, 2015cfrp

We welcome to our newest Graduate Research Assistants who have signed on to support our growing list of projects: Swetha Ayyampalayam Rajeswaran, Elizabeth Ebot, Matti Hautala, Isabel Hovey, and Christa Walikonis! Find out how awesome they are at http://childandfamilyresearch.org/about/people/…      

New Published Paper in Journal of Applied Research on Children

February 10, 2015child_support, paternity

Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Osborne and Daniel Dillon on their newest published paper in the Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 5: Iss. 2: “Dads on the Dotted Line: A Look at the In-Hospital Paternity Establishment Process.” Web: Dads on the Dotted Line: A Look at the In-Hospital Paternity [...]

Save the Date 4/16/15: CFRP Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits

January 16, 2015cfrp, osborne

CFRP Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy and Its Limits  Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ron Haskins Thursday, April 16, 2015, 9:00am-12:30pm LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin What is evidence-based policy, and is it all that it’s cracked up to be? Find out at CFRP’s half-day symposium on Thursday, April 16th [...]

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