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


Corporal punishment of children will be more likely where warfare frequency is "more than rare" (615).


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


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp < 0.05B = .240One-tailed