“The welfare fate”

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 October 2012

A cartoon with a message.

Mothers: young, old, married, unmarried

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 June 2012

A US government report shows that pregnancy rates for women in their early 20s dropped nearly 18 per cent between year 2000 and 2008 while rates for women in their 40s have jumped 65 per cent.

Only 51 per cent of Americans are married

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 December 2011
We know that marriage has been losing “market share” in the sexual culture of the developed world so the news that barely half of American adults today are married comes as not much of a surprise.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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