Careers at CFRP: Current Staff & Student Job Openings

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CFRP NPR Interview: How America’s Child Support System Failed To Keep Up With The Times

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

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Father Involvement and Family Violence

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Connect with CFRP for Social Policy News

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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

New Facebook Changes: Do This to See All of CFRP’s Posts

July 1, 2016cfrp

Facebook continues to tweek its algorithm, determined to show more of what people “want.” They also continue to move towards showing more Friends and Family posts vs. Pages (businesses, organizations, etc.), like the Child and Family Research Partnership. This is despite the fact that people deliberately choose to like Pages as part of the Facebook [...]

Summer 2016: New Team Members

July 1, 2016cfrp

  Welcome to our new team members as of this summer! Jennifer Huffman, one of our standout Graduate Research Assistants, has now come on board as a staff researcher. We’re excited to have her in this expanded role at CFRP. We also are pleased to have these amazing new students on our ever growing research [...]

Today’s Fathers

June 17, 2016fathers

Our expectations of fathers have changed over time, for the better. Though the father’s role in child-rearing has traditionally been understood solely in terms of financial support, research now shows that fathers’ involvement in their children’s lives is critical to healthy child development. The Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) aims to better understand the [...]

What We’re Reading This Summer

June 7, 2016cfrp

So many books, so little time Summer has arrived…and so has the CFRP summer reading list! Below are some of the books our faculty and staff are reading this summer – again some lighter fare, some not so much. Our team is growing too, so now there are even more to inspire you.   More about the books: [...]

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