family policy


The “bushfire” threatening Australia: fragile families

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, family breakdown, family policy
Australia is known as the Lucky Country but a report on child welfare published this week suggests that its luck is running out.


Summit declaration affirms natural family

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, family policy, Moscow Demographic Summit 2011
Participants from 65 countries at the Moscow demographic summit have reaffirmed the natural family as “the basic unit of society and the fundamental social value, that is a necessary prerequisite for the very existence of world civilizations and the whole humankind.”


Outsourcing parenting in Sweden

Jonas Himmelstrand | 13 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: childcare, family policy, Sweden
Is the Nordic country really a model for good family policy?


Economies rise and fall with the family

Dainius Kreivys | 19 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, family policy, Lithuania
Governments cannot afford to keep treating family values as an optional extra, says a government minister.


A climate-change moment for marriage

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: family policy, marriage
A report about families from Britain says forget about marriage; another report from the United States says save it. They can’t both be right.


UK reports says ‘don’t try to fix the family’

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 December 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family policy, marriage, parenting
Golly, it’s hard to keep up with the Brits and their reports on families and parenting. You would think that government and academics actually understood something about those subjects, but more often than not they add to the confusion.


Families: source of despotism or bulwark of liberty?

Richard Bastien | 17 November 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, family policy
In all societies, strong families are the foundation of civil liberties and personal happiness.


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