family and society
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.
Is the one-child policy spoiling China’s children?
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
At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.
“I’m conservative - but I support gay marriage”
Really? If words have any meaning, this is wishful thinking.
Working abroad, supporting the family at home
Emigrants’ remittances are at the core of poverty alleviation in many developing countries.
Family structure: it’s an education in itself
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
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.
“These tragedies must end”
Why are so many rampage killers the sons of divorce?
How to value a child
Putting a price on the head of your potential child is applying the wrong set of values altogether.
Latino voters and family values
The growing electoral power of the Latino community in the US concerns more than immigration policy.
A controversial gay parenting study revisited
… and found to have much in common with less controversial gay parenting studies.
The coming social Frankenstorm
There is a storm brewing that the election results can only fuel.
Discovering the value of home
A conference next week may hold the key to the recovery of Europe in the longer term.
Entitlement America - a nation of takers?
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
Is it the Boomers’ greed, or is there another reason Gens X and Y are struggling in today’s economy?
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