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Title:Women at Work: Some Changes in Family Structure in Amedzofe-Avatime, Ghana
Author:Brydon, Lynne
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:traditional education
women's work
Women's Issues
Labor and Employment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1158668
Abstract:This paper examines some recent developments in family and residential group structure in the village of Amedzofe-Avatime (in the Volta Region of Ghana). It is mainly concerned with the emerging of new patterns of child rearing. Sections: the Avatime - residence in Avatime - development of fostering - fostering in Avatime: 1977 - migration and fostering. Conclusion: the incidence of nuclear family based units is not increasing in modern rural Avatime; the children are being sent from migrant areas to be reared with their grandparents or other relatives in the villages. App., notes, ref., tab., res. en franšais.