Research at CFDR

The CFDR's primary function is to facilitate interdisciplinary research on policy-relevant issues relating to the health and development of children, adolescents, and families. The CFDR signature theme is family demography, with an emphasis on families in the United States. Specifically, CFDR’s family demographic research spans three sub-themes: 1) patterns and correlates of family and household formation, stability, and processes (i.e., parenting and partnering); 2) family and household influences on child, adolescent, and adult well-being; and 3) measurement of families and households. Since its inception in 2000, the CFDR has laid the groundwork for new research, initiating new family demographic data collection efforts that have helped shape the national research agenda on families.

In Projects we briefly describe examples of ongoing work by CFDR associates.

Attention CFDR Affiliates: Please acknowledge the support you receive from CFDR by including the following statement in your research papers and presentations:  

This research was supported in part by the Center for Family and Demographic Research, Bowling Green State University, which has core funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (P2CHD050959).