July 18th, 2010

What's right north of the Pyrennes....

Here are some old statistics i had laying around--probably from the Human Relations Area Files.
The family sleeping arrangements in 136 societies were examined:

 "Proper sleeping arrangements"                                                                Societies    Percent

Mother and children sleep together, father elsewhere                                    68              50

Mother and father sleep together, children elsewhere                                   28              21

All family members sleep together                                                                    21              15

All family members sleep separately                                                               19              14

(just a bit of trivia about "the right way" to do things.)