Polygyny and inheritance of wealth

Current Anthropology Vol/Iss. 23(1) University of Chicago Press Chicago Published In Pages: 1-12
By Hartung, John


This study tests the hypothesis that humans tend to transmit wealth to male heirs where polygyny is possible. The results support this hypothesis.


Mildred Dickemann, Umberto Melotti, Leopold Pospisil, Eugenie C. Scott, John Maynard Smith, and William D. Wilder contributed comments about this article. These comments were published at the end of the article. Elsewhere they have been listed as authors, however, in the primary source only John Hartung is listed as an author.

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