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Practice of Spanking Children in Decline

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Practice of Spanking Children in Decline

According to research published in Pediatrics the overall rate of spanking children in the United States has declined.

Using data spanning from 1988-2011, the researchers found that spanking in 1988 was at a rate of 46%. By 2011 that had been reduced to 21%. However, these reductions were found in more affluent homes. In poorer households, the rate also declined, from half of families using physical punishment in 1988, to 30% by 2011. The overall decline is seen as being positive by researchers.

Read the full article here: Spanking Younger Children Declines Overall but Persists in Poorer Households.

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