The Center for Families
WHO WE ARE
The Center for Families serves as a catalyst to integrate outreach, teaching, and research activities that support families. We increase and enhance collaboration among academic disciplines, professionals, policymakers, corporations, and community organizations to bring about change focused on families.
We provide a way for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Purdue to work to improve the quality of life for 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.
- Congratulations 2022 Kanter Award Winners!Elizabeth Ananat and Anna Gassman-Pines are the recipients of the 2022 Kanter Award for their 2021 article Work Schedule Unpredictability: Daily Occurrence and Effects
- Making flexibility more I-Deal: Advancing work-life equality collectivelyAs the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated, work-life equality, the ability of workers to have equal access to, opportunity to use, and benefit from flexible working
- Children and parents’ physiological arousal and emotions during shared and independent e-book reading: A preliminary studyAlthough e-books allow young children to read independently, children could be missing out on opportunities to develop positive emotional associations with reading. The current
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.