Relations among infants and juveniles in comparative perspective

Social Science Information Vol/Iss. 15 Published In Pages: 371-402
By Konner, Melvin J.


This article investigates peer relations in infancy, both in primates and in preindustrial human societies. Data from these populations shows a strong tendency toward a multi-age composition of play groups rather than solely peer-aged play groups for infants. Patterns in child care across societies of different subsistence types are empirically examined.

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