Boyfriend and me, and Felix makes three

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 October 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family, human rights, immigration
A cat has been used as evidence in a British court case that a cohabiting couple had a settled “family life” and therefore a right not to have it disturbed by the deportation of the male partner. No kitting.

Do genetic ties matter?

Margaret Somerville | 19 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adoption, Canada, family, Quebec
Should adopted children have the right to be connected in some way to their biological parents?

More to life than GDP

William West | 08 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, family, politics
A report prepared for the French government questions the use of GDP as the sole indicator of social progress.

The pursuit of happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, family, happiness, work-life balance
Is it time to shelve materialistic measures of a country’s progress such as gross domestic product and replace them with quality of life indicators like access to healthcare, ecological footprint and work-life balance?

Calling all monogamous men

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: education, family, men, monogamy
Family scholar Patrick Fagan has come up with elegant schema contrasting “monogamous” culture with other kinds of sexual culture which he calls, collectively, “polyamorous”. Speaking at the world Congress of Families recently in Amsterdam, he highlighted the gulf that exists between the two cultures in terms of values and practical consequences. And he proposed a solution.

The business of looking after the family

Nuria Chinchilla | 07 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: family, work-life balance
Only if they act responsibly towards the family can businesses and society at large thrive.

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