Conjugal power and spousal resources in patriarchal cultures

Journal of Comparative Family Studies Vol/Iss. 14 Published In Pages: 23-38
By Lee, Gary R., Peterson, Larry R.


This article reviews theories of marital power and tests for a relationship between wives’ contribution to subsistence and their conjugal power in patriarchal cultures. Results indicate a positive association. The role of cultural complexity is also considered; its relationship with wives’ power is negative and linear while its relationship with wives’ contribution to subsistence is negative and non-linear.

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