Posts Tagged ‘Family size’

Community support for mother influences outcome for child

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

You hear people say it takes a village to raise a child; some new research supports this intuition. A  recent report suggests that women’s social networks positively affect her child’s cognitive development, says Dr John Shaver from the University of Otago. The analysis also suggests that religious women have stronger support networks. Shaver says that Read more

Otago-led study to look at religion, family size and child health

Monday, December 9th, 2019
child health

The John Templeton Foundation has recently allocated almost $4 million to conduct an Otago University-led study – The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success. The research will be led by Dr John Shaver, University of Otago’s Religion programme head, with Otago Research Fellow Dr Joseph Watts, who will conduct fieldwork in The Read more

David Attenborough backs assisted dying, slams Church

Friday, November 20th, 2015

UK broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has given qualified support to assisted dying and has criticised the Catholic Church’s stance on contraception. Speaking on the BBC’s Costing the Earth programme, Sir David was asked if he supported the right to die. “I suppose I do really, but [only] if you could solve all the problems of Read more