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The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family Research Project as of January 1, 2017. It is no longer affiliated with Harvard University.

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Terms of Use for HFRP RSS Feeds
We encourage the personal use of the HFRP RSS feed in a news reader or personal portal page.  If you wish to use the RSS feed as part of a non-commercial Web site or blog, we require proper attribution and formatting, following our permissions guidelines for re-publishing content. We reserve the right to require that you stop distributing content from Please read our Terms and Conditions information for complete instructions.

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