Maternal Time Allocation in Two Cooperative Childrearing Societies

@article{Meehan2009MaternalTA,
  title={Maternal Time Allocation in Two Cooperative Childrearing Societies},
  author={Courtney L Meehan},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={375-393}
}
  • C. Meehan
  • Published 16 September 2009
  • Psychology
  • Human Nature
This paper examines maternal trade-offs between subsistence/economic activities and caregiving, and it explores the effect of allomaternal investment on maternal time allocation and child care. I examine how nonmaternal investment in two multiple caregiving populations may offset possible risk factors associated with reductions in maternal caregiving. Behavioral observations were conducted on 8- to 12-month-old infants and their caregivers among the Aka tropical forest foragers and Ngandu… 
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