Totem and taboo, purity and danger…and fads and fashion in the study of pollution rules

Behavior Science Research Vol/Iss. 17 Published In Pages: 271-287
By Carroll, Michael P.


Menstrual taboos will be associated with the presence of a post-partum sex taboo and little father-son contact in early childhood (281).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Fisher’s exact testSupportedp<.01phi= .41One-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Father-child ContactIndependentChild Care
Menstrual TaboosDependentAvoidance And Taboo, Menstruation
Post-partum Sex TabooIndependentPostnatal Care