Unemployment


Educating kids for starting up, and starting again

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 May 2012

The EU Commissioner in charge of education, culture, multilingualism and youth is calling for European schools to turn out students who are more entrepreneurial and with a positive attitude to risk-taking.


Fathers without jobs

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 March 2012

As men sometimes complain, they have tended to be overlooked in the great exodus of women from the home into the workforce and other changes affecting women and motherhood during the past 50-60 years.


Healthcare jobs going begging?

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 July 2010
Youth unemployment is a worldwide phenomenon and yet there is a field wide open for tomorrow’s young workforce: healthcare and related science.

The borrowers

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 February 2010
Usually it is adult children borrowing from parents; sometimes it’s unemployed or sick parents borrowing from children; but either way, this kind of dependency can put a strain on family relationships. Money can be the hardest thing to give. But doesn't charity begin at home?

The marriage advantage—who’s missing out?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 January 2010
A report from the Pew Research Centre this month draws attention to what it calls The New Economics of Marriage: The Rise of Wives. Statistically, between 1970 and 2007, wives have gained a significant edge over husbands in education and their economic contribution to the home has grown faster.
 

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