Economics


How strong families help create prosperous states
For one thing, married men work more.

The economics of sex
Tamara El-Rahi | Feb 26 2014 | comment  
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 | Jun 20 2012 | comment  
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
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 | Apr 16 2012 | comment  
Many are learning to be farmers so they can used their family land holdings better.

Marriage, family and the business dividend
Carolyn Moynihan | Oct 6 2011 | comment  
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 | Jul 23 2011 | comment  
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 | Dec 10 2009 | comment  
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 | Sep 16 2009 | comment  
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?
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