A cross-cultural study of responses to childlessness

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 8 Published In Pages: 221-231
By Rosenblatt, Paul C., Peterson, Patsy, Portner, Joyce, Cleveland, Martha, Mykkanen, Arthur, Foster, Rose, Holm, Gail, Joel, Barbara, Reisch, Helen, Kreuscher, Carolyn, Phillips, Robert


Magico-religious-ethnomedical solutions to childlessness will be more likely to be tried first than adoption or fosterage, divorce, or polygyny (224-5).


The significant difference was between magico-religious-ethnomedical solutions and divorce.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squarePartially supportedp<.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN