Month: July 2012

Poor People Value Marriage as Much as the Middle Class and Rich

The argument has always been that marriage has better outcomes because wealthier and better educated people get married – not lower income people. Therefore the chances of better outcomes is greater. But this research puts that theory down the toilet!…

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MP keeps heat on pokie trusts

NZ Herald 24 July 2012 Pokie trusts are lining up to return greater cash payments to the community as proposed new gaming legislation puts the entire industry under threat. Cuts are anticipated to the trustee payments with the amount spent…

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Women poorer, men lonelier after divorce – study

The Age (Australia) 24 July 2012 WOMEN’S household incomes suffer more than men’s after divorce, but it takes men longer to recover emotionally, a study has found. The joint research, led by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, also highlights…

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Why the BSA will be renamed the B.S.Authority

Harawira’s asset sale comments ‘insightful’ – BSA NZ Herald 23 July 2012 A news story in which politician Hone Harawira described the Prime Minister’s comments on asset sales as “bullshit” was insightful rather than offensive, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has…

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Yes, it is a problem for children

Kids dumped from 7am to 6pm for school Herald Sun (Aust) 23 July 2012 THE school day for some Aussie kids goes from 7am to 6pm, a new study shows. Research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies shows one…

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More victims of the Christchurch quakes :-(

Christchurch post-quake divorce figures soaring Christchurch Press 23 July 2012 Christchurch couples are divorcing by the “bucketload”. Dissolution of marriage applications are flooding Christchurch’s Family Court and the registry support officer fears it may be only the first wave. Family…

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No surprises in this research

Teenagers ‘can be corrupted’ by Hollywood sex scenes Telegraph (UK) 18 July 2012 Watching sex scenes in Hollywood films can make children more promiscuous and sexually active from a younger age, a new study has suggested. Psychologists concluded that teenagers…

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