“How does socio economic development make a difference in children’s lives?” The American sociologist Annette Lareau, called “Unequal Childhoods”.
“How do socioeconomic classes make a difference in children’s lives,” the American sociologist Annette Lareau called “Unequal Childhoods”. Based on the question, she published a study in 2003. With the study, how effective socioeconomic inequality has emerged in the future of children. So, what effect does be rich, or poor have on children’s future?
88 families, consisting of both whites, blacks, wealthy families, and poor families were identified. This number was reduced, focusing on 12 families. Annette Lareau and her team visited each family at least 12 times, and hours of continuous work, each time, through Unequal Childhoods research. Lareau asked his assistants to act like the “family dog”. Assistants, together with families, attend church, shopping, meetings, matches, etc. they were going everywhere and making notes by recording everything.
12 different families were expected to give 12 different ideas about raising children as they were: strict parents, indifferent parents, excessive parents and children etc. It will be. Lareau, however, found something much more interesting. There were two philosophies about raising children, and these showed an almost definite distinction between classes.
Richer families were concerned with their children’s spare time, taking them from one activity to another. She was asking his children questions about his friends, teachers, courses, and emotions. The dialogues about understanding and interpreting feelings of self-knowledge with their children were dominant.
However, poor families did not have a dialogue with their children in this direction. In their programs, the children were not interested in things, emotions, things that they were interested in, and not communicating with their teachers or peers.
Subclass families: he did not strive for the development of what his children were interested in and did not support him to develop his ability.
Middle-class families communicated with their children, their ideas were valued, accepted as individuals, and not suppressed. Their communication was not command-based “my son / daughter stop making”. They listened and understood their children. If the children are not successful, “Why isn’t our girl / boy successful?” they were questioning. Parents could challenge school management and teachers where necessary.
Lareau calls middle class child-rearing as “cooperative education”, while mothers and fathers in poor family’s state that the child is in a flow towards the success of natural development. In other words, children were mostly left alone in the process of getting to know themselves.
Lareau has no claim that one of these upbringing styles is better or worse than the other. It talks about the unique good and bad sides of both classes. According to him, poor children often behaved better, complained less, and spent time was more creative. However, they were not as successful as middle-class children in claiming and struggling with “distance, insecurity, and pressure”. They reacted passively.
Middle-class children, on the other hand, were more likely to be more successful in life because they were able to comfortably communicate with adults and be brave to say without hesitation, without fear of authority.
When the same families were interviewed years later, it was observed that although there was no significant difference in the IQ levels of the children, the working families were not able to receive university education, where their children dropped out of school, worked in jobs that brought less earnings. Poor families would give up easily after a while because they did not have the necessary knowledge and knowledge and did not make enough effort to access this knowledge.
How does the future anxious kids in poverty develop throughout their lives?
To sum up without further ado, this research shows that children’s right to seek awareness is gained in the family and the courage to say their thoughts fearlessly is shaped by families rather than a personality trait. Success is achieved by people who manage their right to seek / gain rights.