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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

CRF Graduate Assistant Presents Research at International Conference

Olivia Laramie, Graduate Assistant for the Center for Research on Families and candidate for Masters in Public Policy & Administration, presented her research at the 16th International Research Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (RAIS) Conference on Social Sciences and Humanitiesan. This selective conference, hosted by Johns Hopkins University, serves as a platform for young scholars to present their research on a national level. Olivia's presentation detailed her work with Pure Water for the World (PWW), a Vermont-based nonprofit that partners with communities in Central America and the Caribbean to help establish sustainable safe water, hygiene and sanitation programs. 

Nancy Folbre (Former FRS) Quoted in Article about "Gender New Deal"

Former Family Research Scholar and Professor Emerita of Economics at UMass Amherst was recently quoted in an article regarding the future of work in the United States and how that future will apply to gender representation in the workplace. 

The author of the article, Sarah Ashwin, discusses how basic income debates may ignore, "the potential to challenge the resiliently gendered division of paid and unpaid labour."