A narrow definition of family can neglect the experiences of many people and can impact policy and programs. It’s time to expand our ideas of what family means.
Men seem less comfortable celebrating their friendships – to their own detriment.
Stay-at-home parents have a hard time reentering the workforce after spending time away.
Nearly half of apartment residents are now families with children whose quality of life suffers if their neighbourhoods don’t provide the spaces and activities they need to thrive.
As more people of color move to the suburbs, they might not find the full range of opportunities that white European ethnic groups did for most of the previous century.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
Interviews show Brexit divisions can cause tension but that people are thinking carefully about how to avoid breakdown.
New research suggests the partners of UK military personnel may experience greater levels of depression and binge-drinking compared to women in the general population.
Being a trans parent isn’t easy. Consistent legal recognition would change lives for the better.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won’t do the trick.
A technique developed for teachers and tutors can work if followed by the child’s loved ones.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
The myth that women are superior multitaskers has just been busted. So, let’s divide work in and out of the home so women aren’t left running themselves ragged.
The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
Almost half of apartment residents in Australia are families, but few high-rise dwellings were built with them in mind. Many find these apartments present barriers to building social connections.
Excluding high earning dads from paid parental leave is not the answer.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
In Australian picture books, family representation has been overwhelmingly traditional. But this may be changing.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.