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United Kingdom
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LIKEDR.BOUTONIERandDr.Jackson,withregardtoFrenchand Americanchildren,IcouldsaythatthetypicalBritishchildbothdoes anddoesnotexist.SincehearingtheUnitedStatesandFrench accountsofdevelopmentpatterns,IfeelthattheBritishchildis differentfromhiscounterpartinthesecountries-adifferencewhich growsstrongerasageincreases.But,asinFrance,itisimpossible totalkaboutclear-cutandspecificdevelopmentalpatternswhich arepeculiartoGreatBritainalone.Thereare,moreover,inEngland, Scotland,Wales,andNorthernIreland,distinctculturalgroups, withdifferingenvironments,religionsandideals,anddifferentspeech. Localcustoms,socialbackgroundsanddevelopmentalinfluences differ.EventhecitiessuchasLeeds,arenotbyanymeanshomogeneous,socially,racially,ortraditionally.Forexamplethereisa higherJewishproportionofthepopulationinLeedsthaninthecity ofNewYork.Theculturalpatterndiffersnotonlyfromnorthto southbutalsofromeasttowest;butmyremarksareconfinedto Yorkshire,andinparticulartoLeeds,andeventoasingleareaof thatcity.