The mating system of foragers in the standard cross-cultural sample

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 37 Published In Pages: 282-306
By Marlowe, Frank W.


This article examines variation in polygyny among foragers. Empirical analysis suggests that the level of male provisioning influences mating systems: higher male contribution to subsistence is associated with monogamy. The influences of pathogen stress, male-male competition, and male coercion are also considered.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Other ResearchersCodes from World Cultures CD (2001)

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