family and society
What is parenthood?
Peter Jon Mitchell | 15 May 2013 |
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.
Family structure: it’s an education in itself
Andrea Mrozek | 24 January 2013 |
An international report finds a clear educational advantage in developed countries for children living with two parents.
Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles
Reynaldo Rivera | 08 January 2013 |
tags: cyber-bullying, social networking, values
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.
“These tragedies must end”
Michael Cook | 18 December 2012 |
tags: Barack Obama, divorce, gun control, rampage shooting
Why are so many rampage killers the sons of divorce?
How to value a child
Mary Cooney | 24 November 2012 |
Putting a price on the head of your potential child is applying the wrong set of values altogether.
Latino voters and family values
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 November 2012 |
The growing electoral power of the Latino community in the US concerns more than immigration policy.
A controversial gay parenting study revisited
Walter R. Schumm | 13 November 2012 |
… and found to have much in common with less controversial gay parenting studies.
The coming social Frankenstorm
Carolyn Moynihan | 08 November 2012 |
There is a storm brewing that the election results can only fuel.
Discovering the value of home
Carolyn Moynihan | 05 November 2012 |
A conference next week may hold the key to the recovery of Europe in the longer term.
Entitlement America - a nation of takers?
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 October 2012 |
The ballooning of the welfare state is corrupting the American character as well as burdening generations to come, argues a scholar.
The problem with starting a family today
Mariette Ulrich | 18 October 2012 |
tags: baby boomers, family values, Gen X, Gen Y
Is it the Boomers’ greed, or is there another reason Gens X and Y are struggling in today’s economy?
Maybe ‘I do’
Kevin Andrews | 10 October 2012 |
tags: family breakdown, marriage
Unless we celebrate marriage as the best environment for raising children, many of them will face a lifetime of poverty.
Childless by choice - a decision you may live to regret
Mariette Ulrich | 30 September 2012 |
tags: Canada, childlessness, demographic decline
Hot yoga and shopping trips to New York won't sustain you when you're eighty-plus and lying in a resthome.
The end of men - and women
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 September 2012 |
If masculinity is doomed, so is femininity, as a new book demonstrates.
Catholic women and that other contraceptive mandate
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 September 2012 |
Why do so many church-going women reject Catholic teaching on family planning? At last someone has asked them.
Why does the same-sex marriage debate seem so futile?
Michael Cook | 23 August 2012 |
tags: philosophy, rhetoric, same-sex marriage
We won't make any progress unless we unpack some of the fundamental issues.
Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world
Jennifer Roback Morse | 14 August 2012 |
Fast food activism at its best: the groundswell of support for traditional marriage will embolden people to stand up to bullying by the Thought Police.
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