The Center for Families
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Families harnesses the power of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to improve our quality of life. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers, corporations, and community organizations to build a better world for all families.
How we bring about change focused on families . . .
Promote the study of families from a cross-disciplinary, life course perspective while also increasing the opportunity for new knowledge.
Identify high-quality family research from around the world, used to inform decisions that impact families.
LATEST RESEARCH AND NEWS
- Work-Family Balance and Perceived Business Outcomes among Copreneurial and Noncopreneurial Small Business OwnersUsing data from the 2019 Small Business Values Survey we looked at differences in work-family balance characteristics, business characteristics, and owner characteristics between copreneur
- Testing Theoretical Explanations for Heterogeneity in Associations Between a State Quality Rating and Improvement System and Prekindergarten Children’s Academic PerformanceDoes high-quality prekindergarten disproportionately benefits children based on their entering ability levels?
- Center for Early Learning prepares children to take giant leaps in early STEM learning“Every time I think about these amazing initiatives that Purdue is embarking on to educate the next generation of STEM leaders, it keeps bringing
Families, in all their diverse forms, are the foundation of society. No culture has been able to provide anything better than the family for producing strong individuals for the journey of life.
—Dr. Donald Felker, Dean of College of Consumer and Family Science, 1987-1992
100+ Faculty Members
have engaged in projects that have added to the creation and dissemination of new knowledgeWho are our Faculty Partners?
of funding provided directly to support over 90 students and faculty in the early phases of their researchRead about funded research
Your Support Makes This Possible
Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes it possible for the center to be involved in innovative initiatives that impact individuals and families.