Economy and child training reexamined

Ethos Vol/Iss. 13 Society for Psychological Anthropology Washington, D.C. Published In Pages: 246-261
By Hendrix, Lewellyn


This study provides a reexamination of research by Barry, Bacon, and Child (1857) and Barry, Child, and Bacon (1959) on subsistence type and child socialization. Many of the previous findings are not challenged, however a factor analysis indicates that the composite indices used by the original authors lack internal validity. Results suggest that, although previous findings were not entirely inaccurate, the original conclusions were overly simplified and misleading.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Ethnographic Atlas (EA)Other ResearchersBarry, Bacon and Child (1959, 1967)

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