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The true cost of raising a child
Rob Slane | 25 February 2016
tags: childcare, cost of children, family values
Don't let news reports and studies scare you.

The Family and the Force
Jordan J. Ballor | 05 February 2016
tags: family relationships, love, Star Wars
The Star Wars narrative invokes dynamics of familial love.

Puritans, Victorians, post-war Catholics: images from America’s sexual history
Allan C. Carlson | 16 October 2015
tags: America, sexuality, social unrest
Sexuality as a litmus test of culture.

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?

“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.

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.

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.

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?

“There is no future for a society of self-absorbed individuals”
Cormac Burke | 15 October 2014
tags: consumerism, family, generosity
What values are being passed on in Western homes? What needs to change?

Politicians fail the family - does the Pope have the answer?
Laura Keynes | 14 October 2014
tags: Catholic Church, equality, family
Equality is the political favourite, but family pressures will be solved by unity, says Francis.

Why do rich countries have so many poor children?
Carolyn Moynihan | 18 September 2014
tags: child poverty, marriage
The missing link in the child poverty debate.

Parenting as a political activity
Holly Hamilton-Bleakley | 14 July 2014
tags: parenting, politics, virtue
Society needs virtuous people more than it needs laws.

Don’t expect stable families without a living wage
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2014
tags: conservatives, family policy, just 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
Michael Cook | 26 May 2014
tags: divorce, mass shootings, misogyny, pornography, rampage shooting
Why haven't the media zeroed in on the divorce of Elliot Rodger's parents?

The fearful symmetry of family violence
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 May 2014
tags: feminism, gender violence
Despite appearances, partner abuse is not a one-way street.

Happy International Day of Families! Oh, you didn’t know?
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 May 2014
tags: International Year of the Family 2014
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?
Ignacio Socias | 23 April 2014
tags: International Year of the Family 2014, United Nations
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?
Laura Lippman | 19 April 2014
tags: child wellbeing, family research, World Family Map
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.

Protecting the first “little platoon”
Bryce J. Christensen | 10 April 2014
tags: book reviews, conservatism, family, liberalism
Society needs family values - but not the faith they are based on? Where a liberal proposal falls down.

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