OnePlusOne Research and Policy Digest – June 2013
By OnePlusOne, 21 June 2013
OnePlusOne’s monthly roundup of the key research and policy news to emerge from the field of relationships, including the latest journal articles of interest to family and relationships practitioners and researchers.
Research and statistics
An infographic analysing families in the UK by the number of children they have.
A report by the Centre for Social Justice bringing together various research and statistics to build on the previous work of Breakdown Britain (2006) and Breakthrough Britain (2007), considering the changes in family structure and the impact of these changes in the UK.
On Thursday 13 June, the Government published the latest figures on the distribution of income and the extent of poverty in the UK covering 2011-12. This is the fuller report released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on the latest figures and recent trends. It looks at the factors driving the changes in incomes and poverty observed, and looks ahead to prospects for income growth and poverty over the coming years.
This article uses data from the Annual Population Survey collected by the ONS between April 2011 and March 2012 which includes measures of personal well-being. Among the areas examined is the nature of our relationships which are highlighted as having an important influence on personal well-being.
Policy and practice
A submission to the labour policy review by David Lammy MP.
Men with a partner and children at home work longer hours than other men in full-time work, but the number of hours they work has been in decline over the last 10 years, according to new research published by the University of East Anglia and NatCen Social Research.
New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) reveals why some children are badly affected by negative family conflicts while other children survive without significant problems. As the nature of the parents’ relationship is so important, intervention programmes that focus solely on parenting skills and practices may miss out ways of helping children deal with emotional and behavioural problems especially when there are high levels of inter-parental conflict.
Article from Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) by Iannos M and Antcliff G considering the role of practitioners in intensive family support programmes, which focus on keeping children safe in a “risky” environment.
In the latest in a series of reports by various think tanks for housing association Hanover, the Centre for Social Justice calls for a national strategy to strengthen marriage and other relationships that could improve the quality of life for older people.
Haines, V. Harvey, S. Durand, P. and Marchand, A. (2013) Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 75 (3)
Vangelisti, A. L. Middleton, A. V. and Ebersole, D. S. (2013) Communication Monographs, Vol. 80 (2)
Barry, R. A. and Lawrence, E. (2013) Journal of Family Psychology, Vol. 27 (3)
Miller, R. B. Hollist, C. S. Olsen, J. and Law,D. (2013) Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 75 (3)
Westwood, S (2013) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, n/a. doi: 10.1080/09649069.2013.801688
Lacey, R. Kumari, M. and McMunn, A. (forthcoming) Psychoneuroendocrinology
Wilson, A and Huston, T. (2013) Journal of Marriage and Family, Vol. 75 (3)
Bower, D., Jia, R., Schoppe-Sullivan, S. J., Mangelsdorf, S. C., Brown, G. L. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 30 (4)
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