Children's play and work: the relevance of cross-cultural ethnographic research for archaeologists

Childhood in the Past: an International Journal Vol/Iss. 8(2) Oxbow Books Oxford, England Published In Pages: 87-103
By Ember, Carol R., Cunnar, Christiane M.


Authors undertook two studies to investigate the natures of work and play cross-culturally in children ages 6-10. The first study investigated potential variables affecting cross-cultural variation in the degree of children's contribution to economic work. The second study investigated the degree to which (and variables affecting why) forms of child's play reflect economic work and/or adult activities across various cultures.

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