Acosta Johnson, Carmen. Breast-feeding and social class mobility: the case of Mexican migrant mothers in Houston, Texas

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Title: Breast-feeding and social class mobility: the case of Mexican migrant mothers in Houston, Texas

Published in: Twice a minority : Mexican American women, edited by Margarita B. Melville

Published By: Twice a minority : Mexican American women, edited by Margarita B. Melville St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby, 1980. 66-82 p.: ill.

By line: Carmen Acosta Johnson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Chicanos (N007)

Subjects: Hospitals and clinics (743); Pregnancy (843); Childbirth (844); Postnatal care (846); Infant feeding (853);

Abstract: This paper consists of a series of interviews '...with mothers who had recently left an agrarian village setting in Mexico, a high birth-high death nation, and entered the urban industrial setting of Houston, an intermediate birth and death setting. The manner in which this migration affected their infant feeding practices is traced, and the implications for explaining the social class patterning of breast-feeding behavior are developed' (p. 66).

Document Number: 52

Document ID: n007-052

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 82)

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Social Scientist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2001

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Houston, Texas, United States

LCSH: Mexican Americans

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