Single Motherhood


Could 1 in 5 boys have ADHD? And why?
Carolyn Moynihan | Apr 2 2013 | comment  

Alarming figures for ADHD in the United States were published over the weekend.


Does “the end of men” begin in fatherless homes?
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 21 2013 | comment  

A new study indicates fatherless boys do worse than girls in the labour market.


Global family values and Spanish schizophrenia
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 19 2013 | comment  

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.


Single motherhood: hard row to hoe
Michael Cook | Jul 19 2012 | comment  

Being a single mother is no fun, the New York Times discovers in this video report. Maybe marriage is a good idea, after all.


JK Rowling and the Family Secrets
Carolyn Moynihan | Aug 4 2011 | comment  
JK Rowling, the UK’s “most influential woman” according to one magazine company there, was also at one time Britain’s most famous solo mum. Now she has discovered that she comes from a long line of single mothers -- and finds it “reassuring”.

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.

Are tots really OK when mum goes back to work?
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 4 2010 | comment  
One of the most studied aspects of childhood in recent decades is early, non-maternal childcare. Research tends to show benefits for a child’s cognitive development but not for emotional wellbeing and behaviour. Now a study has found that youngsters are less likely to succeed at school if their mothers return to work within a year of their birth.
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