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Guidelines for child online protection

International Telecommunication Union, 2009.
07-09-2014
Research shows that more and more children are connecting to the Internet using game consoles and mobile devices, yet many adults are not even aware that these activities include internet connectivity. The guidelines for parents, guardians and educators provide recommendations on what they can do to make their child’s online experience a positive one.
 

The joy of cooking?

American Sociological Association, 22 August 2014.
07-09-2014
Cooking is at times joyful, but it is also filled with time pressures, tradeoffs designed to save money, and the burden of pleasing others. The study asked 150 black, white, and Latina mothers, with family incomes ranging from poor to middle-class, and spent more than 250 hours with 12 families during meals, grocery runs and children’s medical checks.
 

A statistical analysis of violence against children

UNICEF, September 2014.
05-09-2014
Interpersonal violence – in all its forms – has a grave effect on children: Violence undermines children’s future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children, with global figures and data from 190 countries. Where relevant, data are disaggregated by age and sex, to provide insights into risk and protective factors.
 

Population ageing in Europe

European Union, 25 August 2014.
26-08-2014
This publication focuses on the challenges and opportunities of population ageing in Europe. Reviewing the outcomes of EU-funded research in social sciences funded under the sixth and the seventh framework programmes, it aims to address the question of how the EU is preparing for advanced population ageing and what type of public policies it should pursue.
 

Effects of stay-at-home parents on education

Statistics Norway - Research department, May 2013.
13-08-2014
In 1998 the Norwegian government introduced a program that substantially increased parents’ incentives to stay home with children under the age of three. Many eligible children had older siblings, and we investigate how this program affected long-run educational outcomes of the older siblings. Using comprehensive administrative data, we estimate a difference-in-differences model which exploits differences in older siblings' exposures to the program.
 

A safe and supportive family environment

Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2014.
01-08-2014
Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, this report aims to understand more about the prevalence of different types of family environments in society and to explore the influence of these environments on different child outcomes.
 

Wealth, inequality, and the Great Recession

Russel Sage Foundation, June 2014.
01-08-2014
The typical American household was significantly poorer in 2013 than it was ten years earlier as a result of the Great Recession, an effect that is compounded by growing wealth inequality in the United States.
 

The new dad: take your leave

Boston College Center for Work & Family, june 2014.
21-07-2014
Fathers want to be present and involved from the first days of their children’s lives and increasingly expect their employers to support them, according to this study of 30 corporations and more than 1,000 fathers.
 

Catalyzing technology to support family caregiving

R. Adler & R. Mehta - National Alliance for Caregiving, July 2014.
17-07-2014
Summary of recommendations given by an expert roundtable convened in April 2014 to explore how technology can help family members care for elders or younger relatives with disabilities.
 

How parenthood changes us from the inside out

Kathleen Kovner Kline and W. Bradford Wilcox, June 2014.
07-07-2014
What does it mean to be a mother or a father in the twenty-first century? Do mothers and fathers experience parenthood in the same ways? Is parenting just something that some of us do? Besides the obvious physical changes, are there other ways in which men’s bodies as well as women’s might be impacted by becoming a parent?
 
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