Children's Initiative in Family Household Work in Mexico

  title={Children's Initiative in Family Household Work in Mexico},
  author={Andrew D. Coppens and Luc{\'i}a Alcal{\'a} and Rebeca Mej{\'i}a-Arauz and Barbara Rogoff},
  journal={Human Development},
  pages={116 - 130}
Children's views on their household work as mutual contribution within the family may encourage their initiative in pitching in. We asked 9- and 10-year-old children from a Mexican city how they viewed child participation in family household work. Almost all of the 16 children reported that children want to contribute to family household work, which they regarded as the shared responsibility of everyone in the family. However, the 8 children who lived in an Indigenous-heritage community were… 

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