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How a new father views his relationship with his partner

May 20, 2019

A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on…
When deciding to care for aging parents, affection trumps blame

January 11, 2019

It is often expected that as parents age, the children they once cared for will need to care…
Want to help your teens? Make their lives predictable

December 20, 2018

Establishing consistent routines at home for your teen may generate pushback, but it could also set him or her…
5 ways to support your child’s mental health

February 2, 2018

Parents know their children better than anyone else but when a mother or father notices sudden changes in…
When women have access to family planning, income rises and poverty drops

November 20, 2017

When women were able to take control of planning how many children they would have, their futures—and that…
How establishing national paid family leave would benefit United States

May 17, 2017

It is surprising that as one of the most developed countries in the world, the United States does…
Study links cellphone proliferation, more frequent calls to mom by adult children

May 11, 2017

Making that Mother’s Day phone call isn’t as big a deal as it used to be. According to…
Juggling act: Dads seek work-family balance after second child

April 4, 2017

There’s a tug-of-war in many households after the second child is born, but don’t blame the siblings. The…
Cooking family meals, skipping TV during those meals linked to lower odds of obesity

March 27, 2017

Adults who don’t flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely…
Study: Pop-culture news helped destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirth

October 31, 2016

Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the…
Fifteen-year national survey of ‘fragile families’ fuels wide range of research

January 12, 2016

On the second floor of Lewis Thomas Lab at Princeton University, researchers are working to better understand the…
Gender segregation in jobs is not rooted in early family planning

December 1, 2015

Despite decades of efforts to banish the idea of “jobs for men” — construction worker, firefighter, mechanic —…
Q&A: What’s the impact of ending China’s one-child policy?

November 2, 2015

The Chinese government announced Thursday, Oct. 29, that it will end its one-child policy, allowing families to have…
New Pension System Changing China’s Traditional Family Structure

October 6, 2015

China’s population is aging at an alarmingly fast rate. Some 123 million of the country’s 1.4 billion people…
Money talk: study to examine complexities of couples’ financial communication

June 10, 2015

Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in…
Sending money back home: Can it be improved?

April 24, 2015

Millions of people work abroad as maids, construction workers and other low-wage laborers. The money they send back…
Should they stay or should they go? Study finds no harm from hospital policies that let families observe CPR

April 20, 2015

When a hospital patient’s heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. And…
Who am I? New study links quality of early family experiences and self-esteem with self-clarity

March 9, 2015

Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new University…
Young Americans prefer novel egalitarian family models

January 26, 2015

Both, young American men and women prefer to have equal responsibilities in their families. However, hostile institutional arrangements…
Genes tell story of birdsong and human speech

December 12, 2014

His office is filled with all sorts of bird books, but Duke neuroscientist Erich Jarvis didn’t become an…
Could suburban sprawl be good for segregation? Low-density neighborhoods more likely to stay integrated

September 24, 2014

Racially and economically mixed cities are more likely to stay integrated if the density of households stays low,…
Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

July 15, 2014

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of…
Parental divorce diminishes childrens chances to graduate, study shows

July 8, 2014

What are the long-terms consequences of parental divorce for children’s educational attainment? Fabrizio Bernardi and Jonas Radl investigated…
Families can play key role against bullying

July 1, 2014

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying…
Report reveals adoption breakdown rate and the experiences of adoptive families in crisis

April 11, 2014

  The most comprehensive study ever to be carried out into adoption in England has confirmed that the…
Family Still Matters: U.Va. Anthropologist’s Book Finds Kinship Plays Big Role in Modern Economics

February 3, 2014

In modern society, most Americans assume that home and work are separate, and that kinship has little or…
Stepparents Are Not Always Evil

November 12, 2013

Parents’ strategy to love their children depends on more than blood ties…
Birth control good for education, women’s work and growth in Africa

October 30, 2013

Children from Ghana attend a health fair with their families. Credit: USAID/Kasia McCormick, 2012, via Flickr Short birth…
Good jobs can lead to happy families

June 5, 2013

Most people associate work with negative effects on family life, but new research has turned this view on…
Big business could learn survival lessons from family businesses

May 23, 2013

Family businesses are less likely to fail than big business because they are usually made up of a…
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