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Parenting as a political activity
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 July 2014 |
tags: parenting, politics, virtue
Society needs virtuous people more than it needs laws.


Don’t expect stable families without a living wage
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2014 |
tags: conservatives, family policy, just wage
There’s a conservative case for a just wage and a couple of marriage researchers have just made it.


Looking in the wrong places to explain another mass murder
Michael Cook | 26 May 2014 |
tags: divorce, mass shootings, misogyny, pornography, rampage shooting
Why haven't the media zeroed in on the divorce of Elliot Rodger's parents?


The fearful symmetry of family violence
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 May 2014 |
tags: feminism, gender violence
Despite appearances, partner abuse is not a one-way street.


Happy International Day of Families! Oh, you didn’t know?
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 May 2014 |
tags: International Year of the Family 2014
It’s high time for a mobilisation of the family minded, with or without the media.


A special year for the family - but who knew?
Ignacio Socias | 23 April 2014 |
tags: International Year of the Family 2014, United Nations
The UN wants 2014 to bring greater recognition of the family's role. Someone should tell the New York Times.


In a world of family change, how are children faring?
Laura Lippman | 19 April 2014 |
tags: child wellbeing, family research, World Family Map
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.


Protecting the first “little platoon”
Bryce J. Christensen | 10 April 2014 |
tags: book reviews, conservatism, family, liberalism
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.


The unspeakable link between family stability and prosperity
Andrea Mrozek | 02 April 2014 |
tags: Canada, family structure, wealth
The first step to solving a problem is recognising that one exists.


Still recovering
Pavel A. Parfentiev | 26 March 2014 |
tags: Communism, family policy, family values, Russia
70 years under Communism have damaged generations of Russian families.


Sustainable development - without the family?
Ignacio Socias | 28 November 2013 |
tags: family policy, International Year of the Family 2014, sustainable development
Will the 2014 UN Year of the Family bring recognition to the basic building block of society?


Safe in the right hands
William Stearman | 17 October 2013 |
tags: family breakdown, gun control, mass shootings
A retired military and foreign affairs expert makes the case for allowing Americans to have and carry guns.


Facing up to Facebook bullying
Angela Shanahan | 23 September 2013 |
tags: cyber-bullying, Facebook, social networking
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.


The other problem that has no name
Ryan C. MacPherson | 05 July 2013 |
tags: Betty Friedan, feminism, masculinity
On the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's influential book The Feminine Mystique, we have to ask whether the American dream has been a disappointment for men as well.


“Godly Seed”
D.G. Hart | 27 June 2013 |
tags: Anthony Comstock, contraception, Margaret Sanger, Protestantism
After mainstream Protestant churches embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, they entered a demographic decline.


Never alone
Tamara Rajakariar | 13 June 2013 |
tags: big families, New York Times, one-child policy
What's it like to grow up in a family of nine kids? Great!


What is parenthood?
Peter Jon Mitchell | 15 May 2013 |
tags: book reviews, family policy, parenting, same-sex parenting
In debates about the family, some social scientists are asserting the primacy of theory over facts. Is this science?


The Queen has retired – long live the King!
Susie Protschky | 01 May 2013 |
tags: monarchy, Netherlands, Queen Beatrix
The abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marks the end of one of the longest periods of continuous female rule in modern European history.


Is the one-child policy spoiling China’s children?
Michael Cook | 12 April 2013 |
tags: China, demography, one-child policy
Research confirms all the cliches about "little emperors", the children of parents who were forced to stop at one.


What to Expect When No One’s Expecting
Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 March 2013 |
tags: book reviews, demography
At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.


“I’m conservative - but I support gay marriage”
Jennifer Thieme | 22 February 2013 |
tags: conservatism, same-sex marriage
Really? If words have any meaning, this is wishful thinking.


Working abroad, supporting the family at home
Vincenzina Santoro | 22 February 2013 |
tags: migrant workers, Philippines, remittances
Emigrants’ remittances are at the core of poverty alleviation in many developing countries.


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