Uterine vs. agnatic kinship variability and associated cousin marriage preferences: an evolutionary biological analysis

Natural Selection and Social Behavior: recent research and new theory Vol/Iss. 26 Chiron Press New York Published In Pages: 439-475
By Flinn, Mark V.


This study discusses many variables that may influence the direction of altruism within a family. Significant relationships were found between paternity certainty, conjugal instability, marital residence, cross-cousin marriage preferences, and direction of altruistic behavior. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of the mother's brother.

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