Bifurcate merging: a test of five theories

American Anthropologist, n.s. Vol/Iss. 49 Published In Pages: 56-68
By Murdock, George Peter


". . . [there is] a strong tendency for bifurcate merging to be associated with exogamy and to be lacking in the absence of exogamy" (59)


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Coefficient of associationSupportedUNKNOWN.50UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Bifurcate Merging Kinship TerminologyDependentKinship Terminology
ExogamyIndependentRegulation Of Marriage