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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


Current News

Now Hiring – Data Whiz GRA for Fall 2015

August 10, 2015cfrp, data

We’re seeking a data whiz Graduate Research Assistant for the fall to support our data staff and research projects. The position is open to all departments – share with your colleagues. Great benefits, great team! Full details below: STUDENT POSITION: Social Policy Data Graduate Research Assistant – Fall 2015 POSITION DESCRIPTION The Graduate Research Assistant [...]

New Research Associate: Jennifer Winter Craver

July 2, 2015cfrp

Please welcome our new Research Associate, Jennifer Winter Craver! Jennifer holds a Master of International Public Affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a policy analyst at the Value-Added Research Center and at Education Analytics. She also worked as an English teacher in France. For [...]

Infographic: The Importance of Fathers Involvement

June 19, 2015fathers, infographic, visualization

Children benefit in many ways if their dads are involved in their lives. A positive father-child relationship can improve a child’s social skills, grades, and health. In addition, a healthy relationship between mom and dad makes it significantly more likely that a child will benefit from times spent with their dads. Research shows that the children who grow up with involved fathers have concrete benefits:  Share on Twitter | Share [...]

What We’re Reading This Summer

June 12, 2015cfrp

So many books, so little time The summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. We wanted to share some of the books our faculty and staff are reading over the next few months; some lighter fare, some not so much. We hope they inspire you to keep your brain challenged over [...]

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