The duration of maidenhood across cultures

School-Age Pregnancy & Parenthood: Biosocial Dimensions Published In Pages: 273-302
By Whiting, John W.M., Burbank, Victoria K., Ratner, Mitchell S.


Shorter length of maidenhood and prohibition of premarital sex will be associated with patrilineal descent (293-4).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001phi = .606UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
PatrilinealityIndependentRule Of Descent
Premarital Sex RelationsDependentPremarital Sex Relations