The development of Francophone nursery-school children with employed and nonemployed mothers

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Data from a study of 64 French-speaking Canadian 4-yr-olds and their parents were compared to data from a similar study of English-speaking children (D. Gold and D. Andres, see record 1979-23189-001). Results indicate that maternal employment had fewer effects on the development of children in the Francophone sample than in the Anglophone sample. Support was found for the hypothesis that fathers are more salient in Francophone than in Anglophone families. Francophone families reported less differentiated behavior of mothers and fathers and more supervision of children by both parents, regardless of the employment status of the mother. (10 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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