Global family values and Spanish schizophrenia
The World Family Map -- a final report, in which we find that 80 percent of adults in Spain support the idea of a woman deciding to have a child on her own, while 78 percent think a child is happiest with a mother and a father. Go figure.
Are close family ties bad for the economy?
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.
Aren’t babies good?
My youngest child (7) is crazy about babies.
Cartoonist captured “family moments” fondly
Not living in America, I had never heard of family values cartoonist Bil Keane until this week, when someone alerted me to his death. Seems like I have been missing a great tradition all these years.
Boomer parents: the good news
A couple of weeks back when I posted a piece about the baby boomers who don’t plan to leave any inheritance to their children, I came down rather hard on that generation.
Asian marriage in trouble
Asian marriage is in the news, with The Economist reporting on “the flight from marriage” in that part of the world and the London Telegraph noting the materialism which is delaying marriages in China.
The price of progress in China?
Some see it as a sign of greater freedom in China and therefore progress, but not all Chinese are happy that the divorce rate is burgeoning, reports China Daily.
Children change climate for the better
As the climate change summit opens in Copenhagen, the UN Population
Fund’s recent message is still ringing in my ears: more babies will
undermine attempts to stop global warming.