A snapshot of inequality in South Africa.
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People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
Is she getting enough shuteye?
People have been fretting about children getting too little sleep for decades.
Children need to develop a few channels in life where they can get to know themselves and develop their self-esteem.
As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are also important things to consider for transition long before this.
Healthy, supported children can be a boon to their countries’ economies.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
Something to say.
The people at risk are the ones who need to be listened to.
© François Schuiten
They allow us to explore buried emotions.
That noise is far more sophisticated than it sounds.
That deafening din was millions of years in the making.
Childhood obesity can be tackled from birth – so why aren’t we doing anything about it?
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
A whole world lies in these pages.
Dismissing children's books as childish only means that adult readers miss out on a world of fantastic literature.
There’s all sorts of reasons why children can be unhappy … not just the internet.
The way it's portrayed in the media you'd think it was certain that the internet made children unhappy. The evidence says otherwise.
A 2010 meta-analysis of 33 studies found that children raised by same-sex parents fared just as well as other children.
There is no convincing evidence that same-sex relationships are less stable than heterosexual relationships, nor that they have a negative impact on the children raised within them.
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Enough hand-wringing over children not getting out more.
In the late 19th century, three brothers from New Hampshire drew uniforms for the military troops of their imaginary world.
One historian is plumbing the oft-discarded works of kids – from shipwreck tales to diary entries – to augment our understanding of U.S. history.
Those who become homeless at or before the age of 15 have an employment rate of just 10%.
When children under 15 end up homeless it's likely to have a significant economic and social cost throughout their life.
Can all young children – or only prodigies – compose music?
Not all children move through the same range of processes when they compose music – but those processes, in themselves, nurture important human qualities.
Like those that can’t live without their siblings, there are those like music’s Gallagher brothers who can’t stand the sight of one another.
How we get along as siblings is a deeply personal issue and profoundly effects our lives as individuals. It’s an issue that crosses cultures and economies, levels of class and fame.
Developing the creativity habit requires more than just good intentions.
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A long-term trend of declining creativity test scores has renewed interest in mechanisms to stimulate and foster the development of creativity – at home, in schools, universities and workplaces. At the…
Rural or metropolitan? Communities make a big difference when deciding how independent your kids should be.
We hear so much these days about fearful parents who “bubble-wrap” their children. So-called “helicopter parents” try to protect their children from life’s dangers and, in the process, prevent them taking…
The case of baby Gammy, the twin who was left behind, has cast a harsh light on the commercial surrogacy trade.
The practice of reproductive surrogacy is in the news in Australia because of the story of a Thai child, Gammy, a twin who was apparently abandoned by the buyers because he was sick. They took his healthy…
Shirley Temple as Little Miss Marker in 1933.
The recent death of Shirley Temple at the age of 85 appears to buck the trend for the tragic child star. In marked contrast to the likes of Judy Garland and Michael Jackson, Temple made the transition…