A cross-cultural study of drinking: iii. sex differences

Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol Vol/Iss. 3 Published In Pages: 49-61
By Child, Irvin L. , Barry III, Herbert, Bacon, Margaret K.


This study examines sex differences in alcohol consumption, suggesting that they are related to a nomadic or rural settlement, low accumulation of food resources, and strong child training pressure toward achievement. The authors suggest that societal norms often limit drunkenness in women because women's responsibilities (such as childcare) would deter incapacity due to intoxication.


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Documents and Hypotheses Filed By:mas Amelia Piazza