Alarming figures for ADHD in the United States were published over the weekend.
A new study indicates fatherless boys do worse than girls in the labour market.
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.
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, 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”.
A recent Pew poll found that Americans are broadly tolerant of “non-traditional families” but draw the line at single motherhood.
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.