Cross-cultural analysis of the use of corporal punishment in hunter-gatherer versus agrarian societies

Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology Vol/Iss. 14(1) Universitatea din Bucuresti Published In Pages: 33-73
By Roman, George-Valentin


The use of corporal punishment against children is higher in agrarian societies than in hunter-gatherer societies.


On a scale of 1-5, with 1 indicating very high levels of frequent and severe corporal punishment against children, and 5 indicating the absence of corporal punishment against children, egalitarian societies cumulatively rank 4.62, whereas agrarian societies cumulatively rank 3.19.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparative Distribution AnalysisSupported95% CIUNKNOWNUNKNOWN