family and society
The true cost of raising a child
| 25 February 2016
Don't let news reports and studies scare you.
The Family and the Force
The Star Wars narrative invokes dynamics of familial love.
Puritans, Victorians, post-war Catholics: images from America’s sexual history
Sexuality as a litmus test of culture.
Our Kids: A tale of two Americas
Robert Putnam's new book poses a serious challenge, but does he nail the right answer?
“Not to have children is a selfish choice” says Pope Francis
The Pope’s latest message about the family challenges the depressed societies of Europe.
Barack Obama’s tax plan for proletarian families
And a real alternative that invests in middle class families.
Communicating the family, for the sake of a better future
Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day is a heads-up for family advocates.
Endangering the home in the name of productivity?
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
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
Government move will ease pressure on parents and help family stability, says supporters.
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.
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