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“Not to have children is a selfish choice” says Pope Francis
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 February 2015 |
tags: fertility rates, Pope Francis, the family
The Pope’s latest message about the family challenges the depressed societies of Europe.


Barack Obama’s tax plan for proletarian families
Allan C. Carlson | 05 February 2015 |
tags: family policy, Obama administration, taxation
And a real alternative that invests in middle class families.


Communicating the family, for the sake of a better future
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 January 2015 |
tags: communication, Pope Francis, the family
Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day is a heads-up for family advocates.


Endangering the home in the name of productivity?
Joanna Roughton | 26 January 2015 |
tags: economic growth, motherhood, work of the home
The number of British home-makers who feel compelled to join the workforce continues, inexorably, to rise.


How Michael Brown’s death really challenges us
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 November 2014 |
tags: black America, family structure, Ferguson
The rage and handwringing will be for nothing if the state of the black family is not addressed.


Income splitting: a fairer deal for Canadian families
Andrea Mrozek | 31 October 2014 |
tags: Canada, family benefits, Family taxation
Government move will ease pressure on parents and help family stability, says supporters.


Can rich countries afford a living wage?
Daniel Blackman | 15 October 2014 |
tags: economics, family, just wage
If not, can they afford the family, on which the whole of society depends?


“There is no future for a society of self-absorbed individuals”
Cormac Burke | 15 October 2014 |
tags: consumerism, family, generosity
What values are being passed on in Western homes? What needs to change?


Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?
Laura Keynes | 14 October 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, equality, family
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.


Why do rich countries have so many poor children?
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 September 2014 |
tags: child poverty, marriage
The missing link in the child poverty debate.


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.


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