Child Welfare


Family structure and educational outcomes: first and third world contrasts

shows a clear advantage to children from living in two-parent families—but mainly in higher income countries, not low. Why the difference?


Getting it wrong on cohabitation
Tom O'Gorman | Aug 4 2011 | comment  
A new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) indicates that children raised by cohabiting couples do no worse on average than children raised by married couples once socio-economic background is taken into account, and therefore there is no good reason on the part of the State to encourage marriage.

Reduce violence in children’s lives - turn off TV
Carolyn Moynihan | Jun 20 2011 | comment  
A study of New Zealand children’s exposure to violence shows that the most common experience is watching people fighting and killing on television and other screens.

Vive la difference: gender and parenthood
Carolyn Moynihan | May 16 2011 | comment  
In the realm of parenthood today nothing can be taken for granted -- not even that a mother and father are the best thing for children, at least according to certain elites.

Partial truths from family research
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 11 2011 | comment  
Respected US research organisation Child Trends has published a study showing that children tend to do well when their parents have a happy relationship -- and vice-versa. So far, so good.

Drifting into family chaos
Carolyn Moynihan | Feb 23 2011 | comment  
A recent Pew poll found that Americans are broadly tolerant of “non-traditional families” but draw the line at single motherhood.

The American family: torn by a culture of rejection
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 13 2011 | comment  
We hear a lot about family breakdown but not much that throws light on its true extent, or on the causes. A new study remedies that by describing the parental relationship in terms of either “belonging” or “rejection”.

Child casualties of immigration enforcement
Carolyn Moynihan | May 6 2010 | comment  
In stepping up control of immigration American states are putting millions of children at risk of being separated from their parents and entering the US child welfare system -- perhaps permanently, according to a Washington DC advocacy group. This is something to weigh seriously in the intensifying debate over illegal immigrants.
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