Age of assignment of roles and responsibilities to children

Human Development Vol/Iss. 18 Published In Pages: 353-369
By Rogoff, Barbara, Sellers, Martha Julia, Pirrotta, Sergio, Fox, Nathan, White, Sheldon H.


This study tested for cross-cultural patterns in the age at which societies "assume responsibility or teachability in children or assign a more mature social, sexual, or cultural role [to children]” (353). Out of 27 variables measuring the assignment of roles and responsibilities to children, 16 showed “a modal cultural assignment of social responsibility in the 5- to 7-year age range” (353).

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