What We Are Reading Today: Love, Money & Parenting

Updated 13 January 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Love, Money & Parenting

  • Book by Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti investigates how economic forces and growing inequality shape how parents raise their children

Parents everywhere want their children to be happy and do well. Yet how parents seek to achieve this ambition varies enormously. For instance, American and Chinese parents are increasingly authoritative and authoritarian, whereas Scandinavian parents tend to be more permissive. Why? 

Love, Money and Parenting investigates how economic forces and growing inequality shape how parents raise their children. From medieval times to the present, and from the US, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Sweden to China and Japan, Matthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti look at how economic incentives and constraints — such as money, knowledge, and time — influence parenting practices and what is considered good parenting in different countries, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.

Through personal anecdotes and original research, the authors show that in countries with increasing economic inequality, such as the US, parents push harder to ensure their children have a path to security and success.

 

 


Columbian star Maluma to bring his world tour to Dubai

The “No Se Me Quita” singer will perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena. (AFP)
Updated 11 November 2019

Columbian star Maluma to bring his world tour to Dubai

DUBAI: Colombian star Maluma is set to perform in the UAE on Feb. 14 as part of his world tour.

The “No Se Me Quita” singer will perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena.

In 2018, the 25-year-old singer won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album.

Maluma is not the only Latino star with events in the country — Shakira’s feature film about her concert tour will be screened on Nov. 13 and Nov. 16 at Reel Cinemas.

Shakira’s feature film will be screened  at Reel Cinemas. (Supplied)

“Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour” highlights what it took to bring the Colombian-Lebanese’s career-highlight show to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, after having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury in November 2017.

The film will premiere worldwide in over 60 countries, for a one-night global event.

In 2018, Maluma and Shakira collaborated and released the song “Clandestino,” which took over multiple Billboard charts. 

Their 2016 “Chantaje” has over 2.4 billion views on YouTube alone.