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Maya children : helpers at the farm

Author: Karen L Kramer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Among the Maya of Xculoc, an isolated farming village in the lowland forests of the Yucatan peninsula, children contribute to household production in considerable ways. Thus this village, the subject  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen L Kramer
ISBN: 0674016904 9780674016903
OCLC Number: 230662469
Description: XI, 254 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Foreword by James L. Boone and Jane Lancaster Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Children as Helpers at the Nest 2. Sources of Variation in Children's Time Allocation 3. Situating the Maya 4. Maya Families 5. Sampling the Population 6. How Maya Children Spend Their Time 7. Production and Consumption across the Life Course 8. Children's Help from a Parent's Perspective 9. How Long to Stay and Help? 10. Do Helpers Really Help? Postscript: The Unfolding World of the Maya Appendix A: Tables Appendix B: Food List Appendix C: Explanation of Scan and Focal-Follow Variables Appendix D: Adjusting an Analysis of Variance for Proportional Data Notes References Index
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