The developmental niche: a theoretical framework for analyzing the household production of health.

@article{Harkness1994TheDN,
  title={The developmental niche: a theoretical framework for analyzing the household production of health.},
  author={S. Suzan J. Harkness and Charles M. Super},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          217-26
        }
}
Recent efforts to promote child survival and development internationally have focused new attention on the importance of the household as a mediator of both environmental risks and programmatic interventions to promote better health. In this paper, we introduce a theoretical framework, the 'developmental niche,' derived from studies of children's behavior and development in different cultural contexts, as a tool for analyzing the household production of health. The developmental niche is… CONTINUE READING
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