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


The presence of alien currency will be positively correlated with corporal punishment of children (615).


Additional predictors of corporal punishment were indigenous money, widespread local political participation, more-than-rare warfare, and non-relative caretakers. Regression was run using a sub-sample of non-pacified societies.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp < 0.01B = .383One-tailed