Comment: Parenting and Inequality in Insecure Times

Aliya Hamid Rao


This comment highlights how high income inequality and economic uncertainty produce new dimensions to intensive parenting amongst the middle-class. Parenting practices encourage children’s development of behaviors and values which are coveted in élite professions. Amongst the advantaged, these parenting practices encourage neo-traditional family structures as a means of coping with economic uncertainty.


social class; gender; parenting; inequality; uncertainty


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DOI: 10.6092/issn.1971-8853/9086


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