My brother's keeper: child and sibling caretaking [and comments and reply]

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 18(2) The University of Chicago Press Chicago, Il Published In Pages: 169-190
By Weisner, Thomas S., Gallimore, Ronald


This study discusses childcare done by children. While no empirical hypotheses are tested, the authors identify some potential sociocultural and developmental correlates of childcare by children and provide relevant descriptive statistics. Possible correlates include mother-child relationships, conceptions and emergence of childhood stages, organization of play groups, development of social responsibility, sex differences, personality development, cognitive style and cognitive development, motivation and learning.

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