How strong families help create prosperous states

Anna Sutherland and W. Bradford Wilcox | 26 October 2015
For one thing, married men work more.

The economics of sex

Tamara El-Rahi | 26 February 2014
Why is it a man’s world when it comes to sex? Well there was the pill, and then women forgot that they held the cards.

Are close family ties bad for the economy?

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 June 2012
Today’s post provides a sort of commentary on our last one about Italy. It’s about the relationship between family culture and the labour market.

Hope for the Italian family

Jane and Alessandro Marini | 18 June 2012
Things are not looking so great in Italy. But the seventh World Family Meeting held a week ago in Milan showed a way forward.

Young Greeks show a practical spirit

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 April 2012
Many are learning to be farmers so they can used their family land holdings better.

Marriage, family and the business dividend

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 October 2011
In all likelihood, many companies would be performing much better today if the marriage rate had not fallen by half since 1970.

Economics education: it’s never too soon to start

Rebekah Hebbert | 23 July 2011
While many institutions can play a part in providing this education, the family is the best place to start economics education.

Marriage and money in the Great Recession

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 December 2009
How are marriages -- American marriages, at least -- doing during the Great Recession? That is the question the latest State of Our Unions report from the National Marriage Project sets out to answer, and the findings are not all bad news.

The pursuit of happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 September 2009
Is it time to shelve materialistic measures of a country’s progress such as gross domestic product and replace them with quality of life indicators like access to healthcare, ecological footprint and work-life balance?

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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