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ERIC Number: ED099121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 55
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Some Relationships Between Social and Economic Development and Physical and Mental Growth and Health in Tunis. A Preliminary Report.
Young, Harben Boutourline
This report summarizes preliminary results of the Yale Project which is attempting to identify and document relationships between social and economic development and major physical and mental growth, and health deficiencies in Tunisian children. A total of 112 children aged 6-1/2 to 8-1/2 were examined physically and psychologically, and a social interview was carried out with the parents. In addition, the heights and weights of 81 parents and 34 older brothers were measured. The major hypothesis of the project regarding physical, mental, and health deficiencies was that there would be wide and significant differences between middle class and underprivileged in the following variables: height and other linear measures, weight and other mass measures, some physical function tests, health variables, skeletal maturity, performance on intelligence tests, and other aspects of physical development. These differences were then related to the following variables: nutrition, overcrowding and/or number of children in family, type of housing, general hygiene including medical care, education and general socioeconomic level of parents, and intrafamily relationships and family stimulation. Other areas of interest were comparable studies of Tunisian, American, and Italian middle class differences in nutrition "practices," and in examination of the effects of "positive stimulus" by economic and social development on the families of poorer classes. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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