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Child, Maternal, and Family Characteristics Associated with Spanking
Jean Giles-Sims, Murray A. Straus and David B. Sugarman
Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr., 1995), pp. 170-176
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584804
Page Count: 7
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This article presents descriptive data on frequency and distribution of spanking by mothers in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). Spanking rates are high for all groups, but patterns also vary by age, sex, SES, marital status, ethnicity, religion, region, and community type. Policy discussion focuses on reevaluation of spanking norms, arguments for using the term corporal punishment in research and policy, and strategies to reduce the use of physical force as discipline.
Family Relations © 1995 National Council on Family Relations