Price, Neil. The changing value of children among the Kikuyu of Central Province, Kenya

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The changing value of children among the Kikuyu of Central Province, Kenya

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 66, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 66, no. 3 London: Oxford University Press. 1966. 411-436 p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Neil Price

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gikuyu (FL10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Conception (842); Childbirth (844); Population policy (168); Research and development (654); Medical care (758); Labor supply and employment (464); Gender status (562); Family relationships (593); Real property (423); Inheritance (428); Education system (871); Missions (797); Sexual intercourse (833); Premarital sex relations (836); Transportation (489);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses recent changes in the social institutions and cultural practices which have traditionally supported high fertility among the Kikuyu of Kenya. Based on data collected from one peri-urban and one rural communities, the author observes that children continued to be valued in both communities. Yet, the author also noted a general pattern of fertility decline in both localities due to community-level disparties in the availablity of contraceptives and employment opportunities, as oppose to changes in cultural meanings and institutions governing reproductive pratices.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 15

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fl10-015

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 432-435)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1990-1991

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Anthropologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1990-1991

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Central Province, Kenya

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Kikuyu (African people)

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