Disney World was rocked by scandal when it was found that rich Manhattan mothers were hiring disabled guides so their children could jump long queues. Photos: Corbis; AFP. Illustration: Yam Lee Disney World was rocked by scandal when it was found that rich Manhattan mothers were hiring disabled guides so their children could jump long queues. Photos: Corbis; AFP. Illustration: Yam Lee
Disney World was rocked by scandal when it was found that rich Manhattan mothers were hiring disabled guides so their children could jump long queues. Photos: Corbis; AFP. Illustration: Yam Lee

Rich mum, poor mum

An anthropologist's observations while living among an elite tribe in wealthy enclaves of New York and London suggest that being a super-rich mother today is certainly not child's play, writes Helen Rubelow

Disney World was rocked by scandal when it was found that rich Manhattan mothers were hiring disabled guides so their children could jump long queues. Photos: Corbis; AFP. Illustration: Yam Lee Disney World was rocked by scandal when it was found that rich Manhattan mothers were hiring disabled guides so their children could jump long queues. Photos: Corbis; AFP. Illustration: Yam Lee
Disney World was rocked by scandal when it was found that rich Manhattan mothers were hiring disabled guides so their children could jump long queues. Photos: Corbis; AFP. Illustration: Yam Lee
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