Organization of work: a comparative analysis of production among nonindustrial peoples

HRAF Press New Haven Published In Pages: 182
By Udy, Stanley H., Jr.


"Custodial organization is more likely to occur in more than one type of process in the same society than is contractual organization" (69)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Yule’s QSupportedp<.01.86UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Custodial Work OrganizationDependentLabor
More Than One Type Of Process Per SocietyIndependentProduction And Supply

Related Hypotheses

Main AuthorHypothesis
Udy, Stanley H., Jr."Tillage, construction, and animal husbandry tend to be carried on by custodial or familial organizations. . . . . Hunting, fishing and collection tend to be carried on by voluntary organizations. . . . If hunting and fishing are not carried on by voluntary organizations they tend to be carried on by custodial organizations" (62-63)
Udy, Stanley H., Jr."Under conditions of centralized government, hunting and fishing tend to be carried on by custodial, rather than voluntary organizations. . . . Tillage, construction and animal husbandry tend to be carried on by custodial, rather than familial organizations" (64-65)
Udy, Stanley H., Jr."Voluntary organization is negatively associated with centralized government. . . . Voluntary organization tends to be absent . . . if custodial organizations are present . . . in the same society" (66)
Udy, Stanley H., Jr."Familial/reciprocal organizations and custodial corvees tend to be characterized by unbalanced leiturgical reward systems" (103)
Udy, Stanley H., Jr.When the work load is too heavy for the familial type of work organization, then the response is to extend the work organization to either familial with reciprocity or familial with contract (67)