Kids need stable upbringings for healthy psychological development.
For one thing, married men work more.
When they stay married, research shows.
Not all adolescents are equally at risk of depression, as Swedish researchers have found.
They are more likely to live with someone who's had substance abuse or mental health problems.
One of poverty's major causes is being raised outside of an intact family.
Highlighting the importance of a structured lifestyle.
College attendance depends on more than Obama's provision of financial aid.
shows a clear advantage to children from living in two-parent families -- but mainly in higher income countries, not low. Why the difference?
Social science provides ample evidence that churchgoing kids flourish. So why are some secularists crusading against religion?
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.
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.
A law professor comes up with a scheme to move black children out of the frying pan into the fire.
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.
A large US study shows that growing up in a religious household has advantages for children.
Is puberty before the age of 10 a “new normal” for girls? asks a long article in the New York Times magazine.
Remember the riots in UK cities last August? A panel appointed by the government to study the causes published a report today places a lot of the blame on lack of work opportunities for young adults, creating a sense that they have no “stake in society”.
There are some social disadvantages that undermine even the best educational efforts.
It’s difficult today to say anything in favour of the intact, married family without putting somebody’s nose out of joint.
Although the recession and factors such as the age of parents or their children have a bearing on poverty, the outstanding indicator is family structure. A report from Child Trends.