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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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SILVA, Lara Wright  and  TOKUMARU, Rosana. Parental and aloparental care received by children in public and private schools in Vitória, ES. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.1, pp.133-141. ISSN 0102-7972.

We investigated the participation of parents and other adults in the caretaking of children in two socio-economic contexts. We found the caretaking is predominant whith participation of related and non that parental related aloparents in all the caretaking tasks assessed. There were differences due to the contexts. Parents of children attending public schools shared more caretaking tasks than parents of children attending private schools. Related aloparents were more frequently responsible for the caretaking of children from public schools while employees were more frequently responsible for children from private schools. Our results show that the socio-economic context is an important factor in the variation of caretaking of children, both for parents and aloparents.

Keywords : Parental care; aloparental care; socio-economic context.

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