family and society
Can rich countries afford a living 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”
What values are being passed on in Western homes? What needs to change?
Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.
Why do rich countries have so many poor children?
The missing link in the child poverty debate.
Parenting as a political activity
Society needs virtuous people more than it needs laws.
Don’t expect stable families without a living 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
Why haven't the media zeroed in on the divorce of Elliot Rodger's parents?
The fearful symmetry of family violence
Despite appearances, partner abuse is not a one-way street.
Happy International Day of Families! Oh, you didn’t know?
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?
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?
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.
Protecting the first “little platoon”
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
The first step to solving a problem is recognising that one exists.
70 years under Communism have damaged generations of Russian families.
Sustainable development - without the family?
Will the 2014 UN Year of the Family bring recognition to the basic building block of society?
Safe in the right hands
A retired military and foreign affairs expert makes the case for allowing Americans to have and carry guns.
Facing up to Facebook bullying
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.
The other problem that has no name
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.
After mainstream Protestant churches embraced the sexual revolution of the 1970s, they entered a demographic decline.
What's it like to grow up in a family of nine kids? Great!
What is parenthood?
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!
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.
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