Explaining corporal punishment of children: a cross-cultural study

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 107(4) University of California Press Berkeley, Calif. Published In Pages: 609-619
By Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin


This article tests various explainations for corporal punishment of children, including social complexity, a societal culture of violence, and whether help in child rearing is available. Analysis suggests that corporal punishment may be a parent's way to prepare children for societal power inequality.

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