Causal inferences concerning inheritance and property

Human Relations Vol/Iss. 24 Published In Pages: 295-314
By Goody, Jack, Irving, Barrie, Tahany, Nicky


The following variables are dependent upon diverging devolution (transmission of property to both males and females): greater control of womens' marriage (prohibition of premarital sex, endogamy, father's brother's daughter marriage, monogamy, alternative residence) and by extension Eskimo kinship terminology which isolates the sibling group form "cousins" (296)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Phi coefficientSupportedp<.001.23UNKNOWN