family structure


Mapping the world’s family patterns

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, World Family Map
The first in a series of annual reports shows how the family is faring in different parts of the world. Find out how your own region compares.


Family structure: it’s an education in itself

Andrea Mrozek | 24 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education of children, family structure, marriage
An international report finds a clear educational advantage in developed countries for children living with two parents.


Anders Breivik’s mother

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Anders Behring Breivik, family structure, mental illness
At the time of the mass murder perpetrated by Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik last year I commented -- like others -- on the killer’s broken family background. A new book shows another side to his family experience.


From foster care to “baby co-operatives”?

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: civil unions, family structure, foster-care
A law professor comes up with a scheme to move black children out of the frying pan into the fire.


How many parents would your child like?

Bill Muehlenberg | 06 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: assisted reproductive technology, family structure, IVF
The new Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) have allowed the creation of brave new families. Whereas earlier it took a man and a woman to produce a child, now there are all sorts of combinations available. A child can be manufactured with any number of players involved.


One step forward and two steps backwards for Elton John

Michael Kirke | 21 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Elton John, family structure, Surrogacy


Raise kids religious

Mariette Ulrich | 17 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, family structure, religion
A large US study shows that growing up in a religious household has advantages for children.


Early puberty—or is it?

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family structure, obesity, puberty
Is puberty before the age of 10 a “new normal” for girls? asks a long article in the New York Times magazine.


Giving troubled families a stake in society

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: British riots, character, family structure
Remember the riots in UK cities last August? A panel appointed by the government to study the causes published a report today places a lot of the blame on lack of work opportunities for young adults, creating a sense that they have no “stake in society”.


What marriage means to today’s young adults

Amber Lapp and David Lapp | 28 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: family structure, marriage, United States
Young working-class adults revere marriage but believe that it is about personal fulfilment and has no essential link to children.


Beating the competition

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 February 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: education crisis, family structure, US economy
Business leaders are blaming the education system for the loss of jobs offshore. But aren’t they forgetting that other institution that turns out good workers?


Unstable homes lead to “lost gains” in education

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, family structure
There are some social disadvantages that undermine even the best educational efforts.


Are we free to speak about parenting research?

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: boys, education, family structure
It’s difficult today to say anything in favour of the intact, married family without putting somebody’s nose out of joint.


Poverty and family structure: new data

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child poverty, family structure
Although the recession and factors such as the age of parents or their children have a bearing on poverty, the outstanding indicator is family structure. A report from Child Trends.


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