Youth crime, curfews - and what else?

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 June 2014
When 13-year-olds are in court for murder, it is time for communities to stand in for parents.

Getting married young? It’s good for your mental health

Nicole M. King | 31 January 2014
It also comes with less drunkenness and higher life satisfaction.

My marriage and modernity

Veronika Winkels | 22 March 2013
As a twenty-year old arts student with one year left of my degree, I admit it must have been natural for some people to respond to my engagement last year with less-than-enthusiastic sentiments.

Young Greeks show a practical spirit

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 April 2012
Many are learning to be farmers so they can used their family land holdings better.

Philippine youth say YUP! to development, NOPE to population control

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 October 2011
Nine young members of the Philippines Legislature have formed a new offensive against the highly controversial Reproductive Health Bill that is still being debated in the national Congress.

Pathological play - not just a Japanese disease

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 September 2011
For an older generation of Japanese the defining occupational hazard was karoshi -- the salaryman’s death from overwork. For the post-1970 generation, however, it’s hikikomori -- severe social withdrawal, often linked with internet addiction and video games and marked by a strong aversion to work.

UN youth meeting reminded of primary role of parents

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 July 2011
"The family is where young people first learn moral responsibility and respect for others," said the Vatican's representative.

Older generation likes bad news about the young

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 September 2010
This post may provide a sort of commentary on the previous one about 20-somethings. German researchers have found that, given a choice, older people prefer to read bad news rather than good news about young adults.

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