Please Join Us for CFRP’s 5th Anniversary Celebration Oct. 27 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

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Supporting Vulnerable Military Children and Families in Texas

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Careers at CFRP: Current Staff & Student Job Openings

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

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Our Research

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


Current News

CFRP GRA Cassie Gianni Receives 2016 Spirit of LBJ Award

August 29, 2016cfrp, lbj

Congratulations to CFRP graduate research assistant, Cassie Gianni, on receiving the 2016 Spirit of LBJ Award! The award was presented at the LBJ School’s Birthday Bash celebrating President Lyndon B. Johnson’s birthday on┬áSaturday, August 27, 2016. The Spirit of LBJ Award is awarded by the Austin Alumni Chapter for second year students who are exemplars [...]

Evaluating the Impact of Pre-Kindergarten for 3 Year Olds

August 22, 2016early childhood, osborne, prek

Early childhood is a crucial period for healthy development. Children who experience a stimulating, lower-stress, and loving environment in their first five years typically have better social, cognitive, health, and economic outcomes throughout their lifespan. A key early indicator of future success is whether a child shows up to Kindergarten ready to learn; meaning by [...]

We’re Hiring! Two Staff Research Associate Positions

August 9, 2016cfrp

We continue to grow and currently have two full-time staff research positions open, one specializing in data analysis and management and the other policy writing. We’re looking for skilled professionals who are passionate about making a difference at the policy level through academic research. CFRP is also a fantastic, busy place to hone and grow [...]

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