Family is far more important for developing engagement of young people in civil society than previously thought.
Families and the state are equally responsible for contributing towards human capital.
Human capital is a key contributor to a country’s economy. Here’s how families and the state can nurture this asset.
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.
In 2016, nearly 10 percent of American kids were living in three-generation households, like this one in Detroit, Michigan.
AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Over the past 20 years, the number of American households that have grandparents, their kids and their grandkids living under the same roof has nearly doubled.
Volunteering as a family.
Whether they stay with the same organisations or not, family members have a strong influence on each others’ volunteer habits.
Neve Te Aroha Ardern, just three months old, discovers UN headquarters in New York with his father and mother, who holds the highest political office in New Zealand.
The media interest in the New Zealand leader, who gave birth this summer, is an illustration of the difficulties faced by women who choose to pursue a career without sacrificing their lives as mothers.
Poorer families don’t have the resources to achieve the same as better off families – yet they’re being blamed for their situation.
More families are living in high-rise apartments.
Urban policies are based on assumptions of a “normal household” and what buildings for it should look like. So this research project explored how people feel about children in high-density housing.
A new female offender strategy in England and Wales plans to put fewer women in prisons. Here’s why that’s so important.
Women with children in their arms protested the separation of families seeking protection at U.S. borders, as DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addressed a Senate subcommittee.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Simply based on how they are housed, forcibly separating immigrant kids from their families is bound to make a bad situation worse.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
A luxury home near Philadelphia.
Middle-class houses in the US have grown ever larger. The average single-family home is almost twice the size of a home in the 1960s. It’s time to consider the downsides of sizing up.
The modelling shows that Coalition governments tend to be much more fiscally conservative in their tax and welfare policies than Labor governments.
Preschool today, success tomorrow.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Most caregivers today are assisting their relatives. What will happen in the years ahead?
The demographics, which include declining numbers of adult children free to step up and potentially fewer immigrants, suggest that this big problem society faces will get bigger.
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.
Parents only want the best for their children, but caring for the environment doesn’t happen overnight.
Grandparent-led families are increasingly significant in Australia.
Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.
Comparatively little is known about the crime of filicide.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
Grandparents reported being overlooked and routinely sidelined in decision-making by child protection workers.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren’s welfare.