Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies


The well-being of families and children is affected not just by what happens at home and work, in classrooms, and on playgrounds, but also by broader forces, such as federal and state policies and programs. IPR faculty in this area study how social, economic, and governmental contexts intertwine to affect family dynamics and outcomes—in particular, those of children and young adults.

Recent Research

Find out more about faculty research that encompasses investigations of neighborhoods and health, links between parental and child education, and obesity, among others.

Working Papers and Publications

Recently published articles and working papers in this program area include:

Faculty Experts

Faculty come from the fields of economics, sociology, communication, African American studies, education and social policy, and others. Learn more about them through their bios, research, and publications.