Sexual division of labor and cross cultural research

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 37 Published In Pages: 77-79
By Heath, Dwight B.


"Sexual differentiation in subsistence production may be reflected in the normal form of marriage. . . . We hypothesize that polyandry would tend to be the norm where woman's contribution is minimal; polygyny where it is considerable" (79)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Chi squareSupportedp<.001UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Female Subsistence ContributionDependentDivision Of Labor By Gender
Form Of MarriageIndependentPolygamy