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ERIC Number: ED165073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Advocacy or Avoidance of Only Children.
Falbo, Toni
A brief review of the psychological literature on the characteristics of only children is presented in order to determine if the one-child family should be avoided or advocated. The relevant literature is found to be limited in quantity and conceptualization of the only child. Previous literature is divided into three types of study: those with conflicting results; those reporting no differences between only children and others; and those coinciding with the negative stereotype of the only child, especially as regards to IQ score and sex-role identification. It is concluded that the evidence currently cannot support either the advocacy or the avoidance of one-child families. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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