Illegitimacy and social structures: cross-cultural perspectives on nonmarital birth

Bergin & Garvey Westport, CT Published In Pages: ??
By Hendrix, Lewellyn


This book investigates sanctions for nonmarital conceptions or birth. The author conducts cross-cultural tests for hypotheses derived from a variety of theories. Results do not support one theory over another, but suggest that variables such as sociocultural complexity, family structure, descent, fraternal interest groups, sexual inequality, and child-parent relationships all affect the consequences of illegitimacy.


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