Brideswealth and brideservice as instruments of parental choice

Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology Vol/Iss. 2 Published In Pages: 89-102
By Apostolou, Menelaos


This study examines bridewealth and brideservice using a theory that emphasizes the role of parental selection in arranged marriages. Bridewealth and brideprice are postulated to enable parents of the bride to screen their future son-in-law. Information presented is supported by a literature review; no formal testing. See Apostolou, M. (2007) for more analyses.

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