One of the important issues in the discussion of
motivations for large families is the degree to which parents
might regard children as being valuable in fulfilling
various material and non-material needs. This is particularly
relevant in the study of peasant communities where the family
is frequently the basic economic unit of the society.
This thesis examines the implications of the concept of the
value of children in the context of a community in central
Java, with a mixed...[Show more]
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