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 non-relative caretakers will be positively associated with corporal punishment of children (615).


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


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Multiple regressionSupportedp < 0.01.349One-tailed