In 2018, the national birth rate hit a 32-year low.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Children now spend more time at home and alone with their parents – new research.
Police in Camden, after a young man of Somali origin was stabbed in February 2018.
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Somali community leaders should help to foster links with their traditional culture.
It’s not all smiles and cups of tea.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and Australian picture books are starting to reflect that.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
Women’s education levels affect when they have children.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Research suggests that family approval has a significant impact on relationship stability.
Many people are 'polyamorous' -- they have two or more romantic partners. Often this is challenging to disclose to family.
Research shows that a parent’s level of generosity and charitable behaviour is linked with their child’s display of the same behaviours.
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
Family is far more important for developing engagement of young people in civil society than previously thought.
Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to own a house, have a bank account and have a job that offers health insurance.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
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.