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US: Pandemic revolt challenges College reopening plans

Michael T. Nietzel - Forbes, 2 August 2020.
03-08-2020
Even as colleges across the nation backpedal on their plans to reopen campuses this fall, they’re facing a rising tide of resistance from multiple constituencies about those plans.
 

Germany: birth rate drops, confirming world predictions

Rina Goldenberg - DW, 31 July 2020.
01-08-2020
Births in Germany are down, while its population ages. It’s a similar trend in other countries.
 

I was a screen–time expert — Then the coronavirus happened

Anya Kamenetz - The New York Times, 27 July 2020.
01-08-2020
An author reflects on her pre-pandemic pronouncements about children’s technology use and offers new advice, like focus on feelings, not screens.
 

India: From strictly arranged to semi-arranged marriage

Disha Roy Choudhury - The Indian Express, 1 August 2020.
01-08-2020
A vast number of people in urban India are now being allowed to exercise their right of refusal until they find the right match to the point where parents are fine with their children taking the initiative to make their life choices.
 

Singapur: Marriage continues to decline

Theresa Tan - The Straight Times, 29 July 2020.
01-08-2020
Significantly fewer couples tied the knot last year, while the number of those ending their marriage was the highest in at least 20 years.
 

The pandemic is putting marriage even further out of reach

Emily Bobrow - The Atlantic, 27 July 2020.
01-08-2020
Married life is already the purview of the privileged. The economic crisis will only make things worse.
 

Evidence suggests young children spread COVID-19 more efficiently

William A. Haseltine - Forbes, 31 July 2020.
01-08-2020
Two new studies, though from different parts of the world, have arrived at the same conclusion: that young children not only transmit the virus efficiently, but may be major drivers of the pandemic as well.
 

Australia: why more children are presenting mental health concerns

ABC, 19 July 2020.
20-07-2020
We understand that there might be a host of factors that are driving these presentations but we do need to understand those elements more deeply.
 

What families are doing with all that extra quality time at home

New York Post, 17 July 2020.
20-07-2020
Parents are getting in an extra six hours of quality time per week with their kids because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research in the US.
 

Coronavirus: Pandemic has ‘catastrophic’ impact on families

Laura McDaid - BBC News, 18 July 2020.
20-07-2020
The healthier the relationship was before lockdown, the better able the couple were to handle the additional stresses and pressures.
 
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