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Children can wait – for higher income

The probability of having children increases significantly once people have started their professional careers.

Open day care centres fill vital role

The number of open day care centres in Norway is dropping, despite the help they give to troubled families.

Gay Swedes don’t flee rural communities

Researchers find more acceptance than expected for sexual diversity in rural areas.

Love matters more than genes for children with same-sex parents

Water just may be as thick as blood for children growing up with parents of the same sex. In a study of 25, they all reported a childhood that resembles any other childhood – where close family ties are established through mutual love and understanding.

People have more faith in family firms

Consumers are more likely to perceive family-owned businesses as being socially responsible than publicly traded corporate giants.

Identifying the most vulnerable children in out-of-home care

Close ties with adults are essential for a healthy development for young children. Now, for the first time, statistical research identifies children in out-of-home care that have a particular risk of lacking stable adult contact in their first years of life.

Sudden cardiac death risk can now be measured

Scientists can now measure the risk that patients with a hereditary coronary disease have of suffering sudden cardiac death.

Surrogacy changes perception of family

Childless Norwegians have travelled abroad for surrogacy, as the service is illegal at home. Their actions and willingness to speak out about them have started to transform the idea of what a family is and should be.

Different family forms thriving and accepted

Cohabitation, gay marriage and single parents, "bonus children" and "bonus parents": the modern family is alive and healthy, but it may look a little different than it used to, especially in welfare states like Norway.

Heart disease can affect entire families

When young people suffer sudden cardiac death, their family members face a significantly greater risk of being struck with heart problems, new study shows.