Volume 41 - Article 44 | Pages 1269–1276  

Introduction to the Special Collection on ‘Children and family dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa’

By Olivia Samuel, Véronique Hertrich

This article is part of the Special Collection 26 "Children and family dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa"


Background: This submission for a Special Collection is based on a selection of contributions to the International Seminar ‘Children and family dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa’, held in Paris in October 2016 (http://slam.site.ined.fr/en/DyPE/seminar/).

Objective: The special issue focuses on family environment and child socialization in sub-Saharan Africa. A main challenge is to go beyond the traditional family-network approach, centred on the household and the biological parents, and to consider the diversity of contexts and players involved in a child’s upbringing.

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