A survey of non-classical polyandry

Human Nature Vol/Iss. 23 Published In Pages: 149-172
By Starkweather, Katherine E., Hames, Raymond


This article explores determinants of non-classical polyandry, which the authors assert is more common than is usually conveyed. Results indicate that societies with non-classical polyandry tend to be small scale and egalitarian, practice hunting and gathering or horticulture, and have a male-skewed sex ratio. Overall polyandry is thought to add to the reproductive fitness of both men and women.

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