Free trade—what about third world families?

Rebekah Hebbert | 15 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: exploitation, free trade, poverty
Critics such as Greenpeace and other anti-free trade activists point, with great justice, to many abuses that are at best uncorrected, and at worst caused by free trade. And yet, is stopping free trade the answer?

As the family goes, so goes the economy

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, marriage, poverty
There is an intimate relationship between our income wealth and our sexual culture.

OECD releases “first ever” report on families

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family breakdown, OECD, poverty
The OECD, an alliance of richer countries, released its “first ever report on family well-being” this week, according to a press release. Considering that it has existed for 50 years, one wants to know what took it so long.

How not to solve poverty

Rebekah Hebbert | 28 April 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: minimum wage, poverty, youth unemployment
Raising the minimum wage may look generous, but whom does it benefit really?

Family breakdown in history: setting the record straight

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family breakdown, poverty
There are basically two responses to the social problems besetting richer societies today: one traces things like crime, educational under-achievement and addiction to the breakdown of the family; the other response says it is all down to poverty.

Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout

Patrick Moore | 03 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: environmentalism, poverty, sustainable development
A new book tells how a founding member of the radical group became a sensible environmentalist.

Time for the good news on poverty

Michael Kirke | 01 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, aid, Asia, poverty
Despite all the bad economic news since the Great Recession hit, there is some spectacularly good news on poverty

Who are the happiest kids in England?

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, family meals, happiness, poverty
Who are the happiest kids in England? Twelve-year-old boys who eat meals with their families, according to a new survey of 32,000 youngsters.

How the other half lives

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, economic crisis, poverty, protest
Shame on the comfortable who riot against cutbacks when millions of people are destitute.

College educated now more likely to marry

W. Bradford Wilcox | 11 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage, poverty

The Girl Effect: making boys invisible

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: girls, population control, poverty
“Hey there! It’s us again. We have a situation on our hands, and the clock is ticking.” So begins a terrific little video from a campaign called The Girl Effect. Technically it’s a hit; but the message -- that’s something else.

Women, children, poverty…

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: child mortality, family, maternal mortality, Millennium Development Goals, poverty
What’s missing from the Millennium Development Goals programme?

An American paradox: poverty rises but crime falls

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: crime, poverty, recession
More Americans are poor, but fewer of them are suffering the effects of crime, an intriguing fact for social scientists.

Digital divide—or parental?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, parenting, poverty, technology
The computer can be a wonderful research and communication device, but just how disadvantaged are children whose families are too poor to provide one at home? Some economists have been studying the question and their findings may surprise you. Then again, they may not.

Is climate change killing children?

Michael Cook | 18 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, children, poverty

What is the biggest killer of children in the developing world?

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