Family Composition, Birth Order, and Gender of Mexican Children in Psychological Treatment
This chapter describes the composition of family households of Mexican children and adolescents undergoing psychological treatment, and explores hypotheses relative to the differential selection of Mexican children into treatment. The hypotheses, derived from descriptions of the Mexican family by Diaz-Guerrero (1955) and Ramirez and Parres (1957), focus on three variable characteristics: birth order, gender, and family composition. The hypotheses are explored by using data obtained for other purposes from records of a sample of Mexican children undergoing psychological treatment.
KeywordsPsychological Treatment Birth Order Family Composition Family Household Mexican Child
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