Children and the Internet is an ethical minefield
When children are asked about their Internet use, their responses differ to those of their parents. This is one of many ethical dilemmas for those conducting research with children. The children’s answers often challenge adults' view of children.
Rich stay-at-home mums produce the winners of tomorrow
They used to work in the financial services industry in London, but left their career and became fulltime mothers in Norway. Not because they need to look after house and husband, but in order to spend time with the children.
Why Norwegian birth rates are higher than in the rest of Europe
The Norwegian birth rate is higher than in the rest of Europe not only because they put their faith in the welfare state. They can’t imagine a good life without children.
Children of immigrants choose gender equality
The Norwegian-Pakistani daughters are raised by stay-at-home mothers in gender traditional homes. But following in their mothers footsteps is not an option. Even after having children, they return to their paid jobs.
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.
Child welfare service is reluctant to intervene in high-conflict cases
The Norwegian Child Welfare Service does not take cases involving suspected child abuse seriously enough in high-conflict cases between the parents, according to researchers.
Cuts in benefits give increase in the number of poor children
Benefits for families with children do not comply with the wage development in Norway. For the last ten years, there has been an increase in the number of poor families with dependent children.
Success in creating artificial child’s voice
It is very difficult to get a PC to recognise the voice of a child. Equally problematic is using a computer to synthesise speech in a child’s voice. Simple, effective solutions are now found.