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Personal Well-Being, Kinship Tie, and Mother-Infant and Father-Infant Interactions in Single-Wage and Dual-Wage Families in New Delhi, India

Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Enayet Talukder, Deepa Jain, Priti Joshi and Parul Srivastav
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 54, No. 2 (May, 1992), pp. 293-301
DOI: 10.2307/353061
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/353061
Page Count: 9
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Personal Well-Being, Kinship Tie, and Mother-Infant and Father-Infant Interactions in Single-Wage and Dual-Wage Families in New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Fifty-four dual-wage and 34 single-wage Indian couples were observed during interactions with their infant children in their homes in New Delhi, India. The couples also were asked to assess their personal well-being and extent of social contacts with kinship members. Analyses examined sex-of-parent, sex-of-infant and family structure differences in parent-infant interactions and the association between personal well-being and kinship tie and parent-infant interactions. The results confirmed traditional patterns of involvement with babies irrespective of family structure, and differential maternal involvement with babies by family structure. Personal well-being and kinship ties were good predictors of object-mediated play between mothers and infants and of mothers' positive style with babies. The data suggest minor changes in parent-infant interaction as a function of wives' employment outside the home.

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