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The Center on the Everyday Lives Families (CELF) is directed by
Dr. Elinor Ochs and situated in the UCLA Department of Anthropology.

It is one of six Sloan Centers on Working Families supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Workplace, Workforce, and Working Families Program on Dual-Career Working Middle Class Families.

CELF is an interdisciplinary center where anthropologists, applied linguists, education specialists, and psychologists study how working parents and their children approach the challenges of balancing the demands of work, school, and family life using detailed, ethnographic research of everyday life. The center has four aims:

1) detailed, ethnographic research on the home life of middle class working families
2) creation of a digital archive of everyday family life
3) providing research training opportunities for scholars of family life

4) informing public dialogue on working family life