This web site contains a series of online articles on family issues pertaining to Canada but also relevant for research on American families. I have written these articles for university/college instructors and their students, policy makers, media persons, and the educated public. Each article focuses on a particular family issue and presents facts, causes (where relevant), consequences, and interpretations. These analyses are informed by the disciplines of sociology and psychology.
Introduction to the series on family issues (click here)
Divorce: Facts, Causes, and Consequences, 3rd edition. 2009.
The Rise in the Number of Children and Adolescents who Exhibit Problematic Behaviours. 2007. Contemporary Family Trends . Vanier Institute of the Family.
One-Parent Families: Characteristics, Causes, Consequences, and Issues. 2006. Contemporary Family Trends . Vanier Institute of the Family.
Same-Sex Couples and Same-Sex Parent Families: Relationships, Parenting, and Issues of Marriage. 2005.
Contemporary Family Trends . Vanier Institute of the Family.
Cohabitation and Marriage:
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