Toward a theory of the status of women

American Anthropologist Vol/Iss. 75 Published In Pages: 1682-1700
By Sanday, Peggy Reeves


This study tests an ecological-economic theory of female contribution to subsistence, focusing on subsistence type as a potential correlate. In an exploratory analysis, 28 independent variables (not all listed below) are examined. The relationship between female contribution to subsistence and female status is also examined.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Ethnographic Atlas (EA)CombinationA subsample of 748 societies from the Ethnographic Atlas was used to investigate correlates of female contribution to subsistence. A sample of 12 societies was used to test the relationship between contribution and status.

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