Single parent and extended families are the dominant family forms in South Africa.
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa's family policy with the realities of everyday life.
South Africa has one of the lowest rates of both parents living with their children in the world.
The diversity of families is one of the important underlying themes of the South African Child Gauge 2018.
Volunteering as a family.
Whether they stay with the same organisations or not, family members have a strong influence on each others' volunteer habits.
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
The myth that educated women over 40 find it impossible to find a mate to marry prevails - but it has long been debunked. What are the actual impacts of higher education on a women’s ‘marriageability?’ Here a wedding pic from Cambridge Mill, Cambridge, Canada.
The old myth that it's impossible for educated women over 40 to get married still lingers. Actually, educated women are doing OK in the U.S. In China, however, the story changes.
Doing the dishes, laundry, ironing, cooking, feeding the baby are not solely the wife’s job, but also the responsibility of the husband.
A survey in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, shows the more flexible the roles of men and women in the family, the happier they are.
In 1968 the idea of the ideal American family was the father as breadwinner, stay-at-home mom, two kids and a white picket fence. But the women's movement and other forces were beginning to change this – and inspire a conservative backlash that persists to this day.
If vintage city design used to trap women in suburbia, what’s the modern city looking like?
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
Forget the "summer slide" here's how you can help your child learn more over the summer holidays.
The number of UK babies being born to surrogate mothers has risen by 255% in the past six years.
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
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Interviews with hundreds of unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles reveal that relationships with US sponsors can be complicated.
Indonesian police officers carry body bags at the scene of a bomb blast in front of a church in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, 13 May 2018.
The attacks show not only a shift in women's roles in violent extremism, but also the involvement of families in acts of terror.
Caring for a friend or family member can be highly challenging.
The UK has one of the most developed palliative care services in the world, yet people still miss out.
Raising children to speak more than one language is a challenge for parents in today's world. Here are some tips to raise bilingual children.
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Ever since partition in 1947, South Asia's two biggest players have been locked in sibling rivalry.
New research shows that both younger and older siblings uniquely contribute to each others’ empathy development.
New research shows that children who are kind, supportive and understanding influence their siblings to act and behave in similar ways.
South Korea continues to have a problem with abandoned babies and ongoing overseas adoption despite economic growth.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics shed light on South Korea's institutionalised practice of international adoption.
Millennial women are choosing pets over kids. And they want to bring those pets to work. What can employers do?
Pets have become a major part of our lives, with many millennials opting for a dog or cat instead of children. What should employers do to accommodate pet owners?
It's widely accepted that young people living in children's homes or foster care are vulnerable to mental illness, but new research shows that social media can actually help.