The role of the father: an anthropological perspective

The Role of the Father in Child Development John Wiley & Sons New York, NY Published In Pages: 155-185
By Katz, Mary Maxwell, Konner, Melvin J.


This chapter examines the relationship between male parental behavior and influences of species, ecological and social factors. The authors first present a cross-phylogenetic perspective on paternal differences between species, then offer two quantitative studies: a comparative study of non-western human societies that correlates father-infant proximity with socioecological factors and another about father-infant proximity among the !Kung.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Other ResearchersBarry and Paxton (1971)

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