Family size and community organization: a cross-cultural comparison

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 34 Published In Pages: 152-189
By Bondarenko, Dmitri, Korotayev, Andrey V.


This study analyzes the relationship between communal democracy and family size. Results show a weakly significant negative correlation between communal leadership and family size. Authors suggest that this relationship could be challenged based on the known curvilinear relationship between family size and cultural complexity. However, several further tests suggest that there are grounds for maintaining that family size has some independent influence on the existence of communial democracy.

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