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Family Policy

‘To Whom Do Children Belong?’ A defense of parents’ rights

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 16 September 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: biological parents, family policy, parental rights
Exploring the special rights of parents and the obligations of biology.

The fight over abortion in the UN

Elyssa Koren | 11 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortions, family policy, United Nations
Parsing the New International Development Agenda

Family politics: domestic life under 20th century dictators

Francis Phillips | 08 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, dictatorships, family policy
National portraits of domestic life, devastation and survival 1900 - 1950.

The help low income families need

W. Bradford Wilcox | 18 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: family policy, marriage gap, poverty
Economic measures are important, but so are national efforts to reverse marriage decline.

Barack Obama’s tax plan for proletarian families

Allan C. Carlson | 05 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: family policy, Obama administration, taxation
And a real alternative that invests in middle class families.

Don’t expect stable families without a living wage

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: conservatives, family policy, just wage
There’s a conservative case for a just wage and a couple of marriage researchers have just made it.

Spain’s family culture collapses

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family policy, family research, Spain

Still recovering

Pavel A. Parfentiev | 26 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Communism, family policy, family values, Russia
70 years under Communism have damaged generations of Russian families.

Sustainable development - without the family?

Ignacio Socias | 28 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: family policy, International Year of the Family 2014, sustainable development
Will the 2014 UN Year of the Family bring recognition to the basic building block of society?

2014 - a special year for the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family policy, IFFD, International Year of the Family 2014

What is parenthood?

Peter Jon Mitchell | 15 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, family policy, parenting, same-sex parenting
In debates about the family, some social scientists are asserting the primacy of theory over facts. Is this science?

UN officer stresses importance of the family

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family policy, United Nations
In 2014 the UN marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. Listen to a UN officer with good things to say about the importance of the family.

The “bushfire” threatening Australia: fragile families

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, family breakdown, family policy
Australia is known as the Lucky Country but a report on child welfare published this week suggests that its luck is running out.

Summit declaration affirms natural family

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, family policy, Moscow Demographic Summit 2011
Participants from 65 countries at the Moscow demographic summit have reaffirmed the natural family as “the basic unit of society and the fundamental social value, that is a necessary prerequisite for the very existence of world civilizations and the whole humankind.”

Outsourcing parenting in Sweden

Jonas Himmelstrand | 13 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: childcare, family policy, Sweden
Is the Nordic country really a model for good family policy?

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