My Brother's Keeper: Child and Sibling Caretaking [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Weisner1977MyBK,
  title={My Brother's Keeper: Child and Sibling Caretaking [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={T. Weisner and R. Gallimore and M. K. Bacon and H. Barry and C. Bell and S. C. Novaes and C. Edwards and B. B. Goswami and L. Minturn and S. Nerlove and Amy Koel and J. Ritchie and P. Rosenblatt and T. R. Singh and B. Sutton-Smith and B. Whiting and W. D. Wilder and T. Williams},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1977},
  volume={18},
  pages={169 - 190}
}
Children often act as caretakers responsible for other children. Such child caretaking varies widely in its frequency, as well as in the degree of institutionalization, relationship to parental caretaking, degree of indulgence, and incidence at differing ages. Residence and household patterns, size of the family, and the subsistence economy, daily routines, and work load of the family are important in determining availability of child caretakers in the home. The United States appears to have… Expand
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