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
- Purdue receives $5 million Lilly Endowment grant to support Military Family Research InstituteA $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will provide continued support during the next three years for the work Purdue University’s Military Family
- Two pathways in vocabulary development: Large-scale differences in noun and verb semantic structureDo noun and verb semantic knowledge in 16–30-month-old children tend to be semantically isolated from one another or semantically interacting from the onset of
- A Scoping Review of Household Factors Contributing to Dietary Quality and Food Security in Low Income Households with School-Age Children in the U.S.The aim of this scoping review is to identify the contributing household factors to dietary quality and food security in U.S. households of school-aged
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 100 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.