Male dominance and female autonomy: domestic authority in matrilineal societies

HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: ??
By Schlegel, Alice


"Sibling avoidance occurs most frequently in societies with husband authority, as a mechanism for keeping the brother, who has some authority over his sister within the descent group, from interfering in her marriage, in which her husband has authority" (26)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Comparison of raw scoresNot Supportedabove .10UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Domestic Authority TypeUNKNOWNHousehold
Sibling AvoidanceUNKNOWNFamily Relationships, Kin Relationships