Comparing explanations of polygyny

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 41 Human Relations Area Files, Inc. New Haven, CT Published In Pages: 428-440
By Ember, Melvin, Ember, Carol R., Low, Bobbi S.


This article uses logistic regression analysis to examine pathogen stress and male mortality in warfare as predictors of nonsororal polygyny. Differences between state and non-state societies are observed. The authors also retest variables from White and Burton's 1988 study on causes of polygyny, finding only fraternal interest groups and absence of plow significant.

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