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 conceptualized in terms of three basic components:
(1) the physical and social settings of the child's everyday life;
(2) culturally regulated customs of child care and child rearing;
and (3) the psychology of the caretakers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Attitude, Comportement, Enfant, Ménage, Milieu familial, Milieu culturel, Analyse économique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Attitude, Behavior, Child, Household, Family environment, Cultural environment, Economic analysis, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0108547
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.