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Vodafone’s pitch to moms makes sense, but more options are needed
Ada Slivinski | 17 March 2015 |
tags: maternity leave, work-life balance, working mothers
What's offering for those who want to cut back on work?

Our Kids: A tale of two Americas
Carolyn Moynihan | 13 March 2015 |
tags: American dream, child poverty, inequality
Robert Putnam's new book poses a serious challenge, but does he nail the right answer?

Frozen berry health scare puts heat on Big Food
Zac Alstin | 22 February 2015 |
tags: big business, contamination, food security, frozen berries, global supply chain, Hepatitis A
A frozen berry Hepatitis A scare raises questions about global supply chains and consumer awareness.

The help low income families need
W. Bradford Wilcox | 18 February 2015 |
tags: family policy, marriage gap, poverty
Economic measures are important, but so are national efforts to reverse marriage decline.

Simplicity parenting: how to raise emotionally healthy children
Eloise Cataudella | 18 February 2015 |
tags: child development, culture of excess, parenting
Four steps to restoring balance in a child's life. (Part 2 of two.)

Simplicity parenting: it’s time to underwhelm the children
Eloise Cataudella | 17 February 2015 |
tags: child development, culture of excess, parenting
A family counselor argues that parents are falling into the trap of providing too much. (Part one of two.)

“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.

Challenging ideological colonization
Johnpaul Menchavez and Oliver M. Tuazon | 13 February 2015 |
tags: marriage, marriage law, Philippines
The Philippines is nearly the only country in the world without divorce. An expert on marriage law explains why.

Losing track of marriage and divorce
Carolyn Moynihan | 06 February 2015 |
tags: American Community Survey, divorce
The US Census Bureau may drop key questions from its community survey. Experts object.

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.

Relationships in America: the good news
Mark Regnerus | 16 December 2014 |
tags: marriage culture, religion, same-sex marriage
A large new study yields some encouraging results.

Love and the labouring classes
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 December 2014 |
tags: marriage gap, men, working class
A new book from a leading family scholar analyses the marriage gap.

Abandoned babies and the missing adoption option
Kristan Dooley | 10 December 2014 |
tags: adoption, infanticide, motherhood
Women who feel unable to raise their own child need this humane alternative.

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.

The music of man and of woman
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 November 2014 |
tags: Humanum, interreligious dialogue, marriage
A new affirmation of marriage by world religious leaders.

Tough love is still love
Jennifer Roback Morse | 19 November 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, compassion, marriage, orthodoxy
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to be both orthodox and compassionate?

From counselling to therapism: how expert help could harm your marriage
Kaitlin Wynia | 06 November 2014 |
tags: counselling, marriage
Modern marriage therapy has come to promote individualism over marital commitment.

For richer, for poorer: the difference marriage makes to family fortunes
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 November 2014 |
tags: family structure, marriage culture, poverty
If we care about the poor we ought to care about marriage.

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?

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