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Family Structure


American Dream merely a fantasy

Shannon Roberts | 20 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: American dream, family structure, social mobility


The link between family structure and poverty

Nicole M. King | 07 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child poverty, education of children, family structure


The unspeakable link between family stability and prosperity

Andrea Mrozek | 02 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, family structure, wealth
The first step to solving a problem is recognising that one exists.


Five parenting tips from the Obama household

Tamara Rajakariar | 28 January 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: barack obama family, family structure, parenting


Fewer siblings changes personality

Shannon Roberts | 26 January 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth order, demography, family structure


How family structure impacts college attendance

Nicole M. King | 24 January 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: college education, family structure, socioeconomic


Without healthy families you can kiss the Great American Economy goodbye

Patrick F. Fagan | 18 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Church, economics, family structure, school
Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and they produce the best results when they cooperate.


The EU - 20 years of Ageing and Growing

Marcus Roberts | 27 March 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: EU, family structure, population ageing, population growth
The EU has released a summary of demographic changes to its member states between 1990 and 2012. The results are not overly surprising.


Family structure and educational outcomes: first and third world contrasts

| 18 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child welfare, family structure, World Family Map
shows a clear advantage to children from living in two-parent families -- but mainly in higher income countries, not low. Why the difference?


A science lesson about faith and families (cartoon)

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, religion
Social science provides ample evidence that churchgoing kids flourish. So why are some secularists crusading against religion?


Mapping the world’s family patterns

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, World Family Map
The first in a series of annual reports shows how the family is faring in different parts of the world. Find out how your own region compares.


Family structure: it’s an education in itself

Andrea Mrozek | 24 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, family structure, marriage
An international report finds a clear educational advantage in developed countries for children living with two parents.


Anders Breivik’s mother

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Anders Behring Breivik, family structure, mental illness
At the time of the mass murder perpetrated by Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik last year I commented -- like others -- on the killer’s broken family background. A new book shows another side to his family experience.


From foster care to “baby co-operatives”?

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: civil unions, family structure, foster-care
A law professor comes up with a scheme to move black children out of the frying pan into the fire.


How many parents would your child like?

Bill Muehlenberg | 06 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: assisted reproductive technology, family structure, IVF
The new Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) have allowed the creation of brave new families. Whereas earlier it took a man and a woman to produce a child, now there are all sorts of combinations available. A child can be manufactured with any number of players involved.


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