A response to broude on the couvade

American Anthropologits Vol/Iss. 91 Published In Pages: 730-735
By Munroe, Robert L., Munroe, Ruth H.


This article investigates determinants of the couvade; the authors reexamine some of their earlier findings and also consider Broude’s (1988) response to their previous studies. Exclusive mother-infant sleeping arrangements, matrilocal residence, and “protest masculinity” (a concept suggested by Broude) were all found to be associated with the couvade. Father-salience in infancy, also suggested by Broude, was only marginally associated.

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