Dowry as female competition

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 92 Published In Pages: 994-1005
By Gaulin, Steven J.C., Boster, James S.


This study tests two models that predict the presence of dowry cross-culturally: the female competition model and the labor-value model. Results suggest that both models are predictive of dowry, however discriminant analysis finds the female competition model to be superior.

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