Factors in the division of labor by sex: a cross-cultural analysis

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 12 Published In Pages: 203-225
By Murdock, George Peter, Provost, Caterina


A factor analysis of sex participation in subsistence activities yielded 2 especially significant factors. Factor 2, "intensity of agriculture", loaded heavily and positively on harvesting, crop planting, crop tending, soil preparation, and land clearance" (215)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Factor analysisSupportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN