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The Handbook For Working With Children & Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions to promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured.
Chapter 17: Psychosocial Functioning of Children from Monogamous and Polygamous Families: Implications for Practice
Psychosocial Functioning of Children from Monogamous and Polygamous Families: Implications for Practice
Polygamy and Lhe Well-Being of Children
Polygamy is defined as “a marital relationship involving multiple wives” (Kottak, 1978, cited in Low, 1988, p. 189). Polygamy may serve as a reproductive strategy by which men increase the number of their offspring but reduce the level of investment in each child (White, 1988). In addition, polygamy can be practical economically by increasing the family's labor force as well as its power and prestige (Ware, 1979). Therefore, polygamy is often found in social systems in which human resources are particularly important in contrast to other resources, such as land and private property. When the latter are ...