Cross-cultural patterns of marriage and inheritance: a phylogenetic approach

Ethnology and Sociobiology Vol/Iss. 17 Published In Pages: 87-97
By Cowlishaw, Guy, Mace, Ruth


This study presents a phylogenetic approach to the work of Hartung (1982) on the relationship between inheritance and marriage patterns. Results indicate that polygyny is associated with male-biased inheritance.


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