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Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning

Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu - Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2014.
12-01-2015
This article focuses on various ways in which family formation pathways and the characteristics and functioning of families have changed over the decades. The picture is largely one of increasing diversity, with important implications for policies and legislation designed to protect the wellbeing of all families—the bedrock of society.
 

Flexing the boundary between work and family

Maria Victoria Q. Caparas - University of Asia and the Pacific, 2014.
04-01-2015
This report presents the conclusions of the study on family-responsible policies and practices in the Philippines and their outcomes on individuals and organizations. They have gathered responses from 411 individuals, 59% women and 41% men, from different companies.
 

Family policy that fosters family as an institution

Josu Ahedo Ruiz — Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, December 2014.
29-12-2014
This study advocates the need to institutionalize family policies focused on promoting a family culture to achieve the replacement birth rate. In addition, the current trends reveal that the future family models require the women integration in the working world and therefore family policies should focus on supporting a model that includes working women.
 

Lasting couple relationships: Recent findings

R. P and J. C., Australian I. of Family Studies, June 2014.
23-12-2014
This study reviews recent research findings into couples in long-term relationships (married and de facto) that provide insight into the couple relationship over time. It addresses aspects of couple relationships such as commitment, personality traits, transitioning to parenthood, health, and relationship satisfaction. The aim of this paper is to inform practitioners and other professionals working with couples in an educative or therapeutic context.
 

The state of grandfamilies in America: 2014

Generations United, december 2014.
17-12-2014
This report shines a light on the challenges grandfamilies face and the incredible service they provide our country. It includes an infographic that shows 7.8 million children live in grandfamilies, where grandparents or other relatives are the householders. Nearly one-third of children in all grandfamilies do not have their parents living with them in the home. About 2.7 million grandparents are responsible for most of the basic needs of grandchildren living with them.
 

Measuring violence against children

UNICEF, October 2014.
25-11-2014
The latest report of the Child Protection Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group was prepared by the Data and Analytics Section of UNICEF on behalf of the CP MERG Technical Working Group on Violence against Children. The Group was tasked with developing tools that can guide and support the collection of reliable and useful data on violence against children in an ethically sensitive manner.
 

Is the world a better place for children?

UNICEF, September 2014.
22-11-2014
Twenty-five years ago, the world made a commitment to its children: That we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights – to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential. There is much to celebrate on the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, but we have not yet reached millions of children.
 

Children in nonparental care

National Health Statistics Reports, 7 May 2014.
14-11-2014
This report presents estimates of the proportion of children who have experienced selected adverse family events by the number of biological parents in the household, with a focus on comparisons among subgroups of children in nonparental care defined by caregiver type.
 

How family structures economic success in America

W. B. Wilcox & I. Lerman - American Enterprise Institute, 4 November 2014.
05-11-2014
The standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary Americans and their families paint a picture of stagnancy, even decline, amidst rising income inequality or joblessness. But rarely does the public conversation about the changing economic fortunes of Americans and their families look at questions of family structure. This is an important oversight because, as this report shows, changes in family formation and stability are central to the situation.
 

Children of the recession

UNICEF, October 2014.
28-10-2014
This report offers multiple and detailed perspectives on how the recession has affected children in the developed world. Official data have been used to rank the impact on children for countries in the European Union (EU) and/or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
 
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