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Raising a child doesn't take a village, U-M research shows

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—It doesn't take a village to raise a child after all, according to University of Michigan research.

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"In the African villages that I study in Mali, children fare as well in nuclear families as they do in extended families," said U-M researcher Beverly Strassmann, professor of anthropology and faculty associate at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR). "There's a na