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


Widespread political participation will be negatively correlated with corporal punishment of children (615).


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


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp < 0.05-0.288One-tailed